Jackson Walker Selects Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

March 1, 2022 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to participate in two training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

Beginning March 2022, Sang will participate in the Fellows Program, a yearlong professional development program for high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds to gain leadership experience and build relationships. The program consists of two class meetings, two regional meetings, learning experiences, leadership lunches, and events facilitating professional development and networking opportunities. Upon completing the program, Fellows are eligible to join the Fellows Alumni Network to help plan and participate in CLE, mentoring, pro bono, and LCLD Member development programs.

Gracie and Gaby will begin their participation in the Pathfinder Program in March 2022. The professional development series provides early-career diverse attorneys with foundational leadership skills, career development strategies, and tips on building professional networks and relationships. Throughout the program, Pathfinders will attend two class meetings, virtual regional meetings, e-learning modules, Compass Conversations, and meetings with peer circles and a program facilitator.

Formed in 2009, the LCLD is an organization of more than 275 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD’s action programs, which span the journey from law school to partnership, are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture talent in society and within its organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys rise to positions of leadership.

Sang, Gracie, and Gaby join an ever-growing list of Jackson Walker attorneys who have participated in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder programs, including:

Jackson Walker is proud to continue to support and participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. To explore The Firm’s commitment to partnering with organizations like LCLD, visit the Diversity & Inclusion page.

Sang Shin headshotMeet Sang

Houston partner Sang Shin is a business immigration attorney with broad experience managing immigration matters for companies, individuals, investors and institutions through the U.S. and internationally. Sang has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Immigration Law since 2021 and Houstonia Magazine’s list of the top lawyers in immigration in “Best of Houstonia” in 2021.

Outside of his practice, Sang serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston, a trustee of the Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston, the secretary of the Asian Pacific Islander Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas, and a council member of the Immigration Section of the State Bar of Texas. In honor of his contributions to APIS, Sang was recognized in 2020 with the Best Under 40 Award.

Sang received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Charlotte School of Law. He has also obtained a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University.

Gracie GarciaMeet Gracie

Fort Worth associate Gracie Garcia is a trial attorney with experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including general business and real estate-related disputes. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rebeca Martinez at the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas, and also interned for the Texas Attorney General in Fort Worth. In recognition of her practice, Gracie has been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2021 and 2022.

Gracie is a member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, and Tarrant County Bar Association.

Gracie received her B.S. from Texas Christian University and her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Gaby RawlingsMeet Gaby

Dallas associate Gaby Rawlings represents developers, property owners, and nonprofits in a variety of matters concerning real estate, including the development, redevelopment, purchase, sale, zoning, and permitting of property for all potential uses. She has been recognized as a “One to Watch” in the area of Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers in America since 2021 and as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2021.

Gaby is a board member of the Community Council of Greater North Dallas and CityLab High School. She is also a community member of the Lipscomb Site Based Decision Making Committee and is a community volunteer and translator for Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School.

Gaby received her B.A. from Texas A&M University and her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law.