For over a century, the Parkland Foundation has sought to care for those in need in the Dallas County community. In line with this mission, the foundation has introduced the Community First Award to spotlight 12 servant leaders across industries who have dedicated their time and efforts to helping their neighbors in need. Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Dallas partner Michael L. Laussade has been named to the inaugural class of recipients.
Throughout the year, Mike will attend a series of events to network and learn about Parkland Health & Hospital System’s role in making the community a healthier place to live.
Katie H. Robbins, chair of the Parkland Foundation Board of Directors, said in a press release: “Parkland touches everyone, from the most vulnerable in our community to those with complicated illnesses and injuries. As the Community First Award recipients learn more about Parkland, they will play an important role in educating their peers about the quality, compassionate care we provide to keep our community healthy.”
Since 2012, Mike has served as a director and general counsel of Meat Fight, a Dallas-based nonprofit that hosts an annual BBQ competition and other food-related events to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and those living with MS in North Texas.
“Meat Fight’s work is very much about removing barriers to access for those living with MS — whether it be access to information, access to endurance training and equipment, or simply access to a supportive network of friends and teammates. With that in mind, I’m honored to be a part of this new program and am excited to learn more about Parkland and its long history of improving access to healthcare in Dallas.”
For more information about the Community First Award, click here.
Dallas partner Mike Laussade’s practice focuses on fund formation, venture capital, and securities law. Mike is experienced in counseling fund sponsors with respect to formation and capital raising, regulatory issues, and the structuring and negotiation of co-investments and portfolio transactions. He is also active in the blockchain and cryptoasset space, where he advises clients across a variety of matters.