Jackson Walker partner Julia W. Mann will visit St. Mary’s University School of Law on Friday, November 4, 2022, to serve as a guest lecturer for Dean Patricia E. Roberts’ Law & Leadership class. Drawing on her experience as managing partner of the San Antonio office, Julia will talk to students about how leaders manage effectively, particularly related to the time and intention to build positive, productive relationships with members of a team or organization.
In 2019, Julia was appointed the managing partner of our San Antonio office, making her the first woman to hold that position since the office opened in 1991, and the second woman to serve as an office managing partner in the Firm’s 134-year history. Since her appointment, she has led the office during one of the Firm’s best financial years ever—and through an unprecedented global pandemic that transformed the business world. Beyond her role as managing partner, Julia serves on the Firm’s Management, Compensation, Recruiting, and Statewide Business Development committees. For several years, she also led the Jackson Walker Women (JW2) initiative in San Antonio, implementing programs to help women attorneys build strong networks and sustain successful careers.
Within the San Antonio community, Julia has volunteered with local organizations as the Zoo Ball Sponsorship Chair, a Board Member of the American Cancer Society South Texas chapter, a past president of the San Antonio Rose Chapter of National Charity League, a member of the Founder’s Council of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a member of the Leadership San Antonio Class of 2011, a former Board Member of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, a Nominating Committee member of the San Antonio Bar Association, and the former president of the William S. Sessions American Inns of Court. Additionally, she recently chaired Jackson Walker’s Food from the Bar team, which raised food and monetary donations for the San Antonio Food Bank.