Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of the following attorneys to the “Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation” list for 2023:
- Art Cavazos, Jr. – Corporate, Finance
- Amanda N. Crouch – Trial & Appellate Litigation
- Manny Schoenhuber – Global Business Advisor, inc. Litigation
Launched in 2005, Lawdragon is a legal media company that features news, editorial features, and a variety of guides to the nation’s top legal professionals who lead in a particular practice area or industry and who have handled significant matters within the past year.
In its announcement, Lawdragon noted: “The achievements and pace at which these lawyers have vaulted to the forefront of the legal profession is remarkable. They represent the tried-and-true paths worn by those who came before them.” The publication added, “We hope this is a profound reminder of what the law can provide, if we allow it. A stable framework on which to go forth and build, create, compete and seek to ensure that the law works for everyone.”
Art is a finance and corporate lawyer focused on complex financial transactions and other business matters. His clients include companies from a range of sectors including finance, healthcare, energy, real estate, construction, and technology. His transactional experience includes M&A, private placements, entity formation and governance, and general contract negotiations. In 2022, Art launched Jackson Walker’s Future-Ready Business Podcast covering emerging topics that are quickly affecting everyone, like AI, automation and advanced robotics, cryptocurrency and blockchain, the metaverse, and the continually evolving tech startup scene. He has been named among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.) for Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law since 2022. Outside of his practice, Art serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Justice Technology Association.
Amanda represents clients in a wide range of industries in state and federal courts and arbitration. She has been essential in securing favorable results on a range of matters, including contract disputes, collection matters, personal injury defense, probate litigation, First Amendment and media litigation and defending claims on behalf of cities and counties. Amanda has ranked among the “Up and Coming” attorneys in San Antonio, Texas, in the area of Litigation: General Commercial by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She has also been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2019, a “One to Watch” for her appellate practice by Best Lawyers since 2022, and a “Best S.A. Lawyer” by San Antonio Scene since 2015. Outside of her practice, Amanda serves as a director of the North East Education Foundation and the President of the Junior League of San Antonio. She is also a member of Leadership San Antonio Class 47. Amanda is a former board member and officer of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, a Past President of Defense Counsel of San Antonio, and a founding member of the Hemisfair Coalition.
A native German, Manny works closely with European investors, companies, and their subsidiaries in Texas. His practice focuses on market entry, contract negotiations and drafting, litigation, and dispute resolution. Manny also acts as outside general counsel to his European clients. He is an active member of the American Council on Germany (ACG), the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. (GACC South), the German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV), and the Danish American Chamber of Commerce Southwest (DACCSW). He is also a Board Member of the European American Chamber of Commerce Texas, serves on the Greater Houston Partnership’s Foreign Direct Investment Committee, and is a member of the 2023 Globalaw Leadership Programme. Manny has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2022.