Jackson Walker proudly announces Robert L. Soza’s selection to serve as a 2022-2023 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Chair for District 10.
Nominating Chairs for each of the 17 State Bar of Texas districts identify nominees to join the Foundation as Fellows. Nominating Chairs of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the Texas Bar Foundation. Selection is a mark of distinction and recognition of Robert’s contributions to the legal profession.
Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Each year one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership has grown from an initial 255 Charter Members in 1965 to more than 10,000 Fellows throughout Texas today. If you are a Fellow and have a recommendation for a new member, please contact your District Nominating Chair.
Founded by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its membership to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in Texas. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed more than $24 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a wide range of justice-related programs and services. More than $1.5 million is projected to be distributed for grants this fiscal year.
Robert L. Soza is a skilled litigator and international trade attorney with sophisticated experience assisting clients with anti-corruption, U.S. export control, U.S. Customs, and CFIUS compliance. A licensed U.S. Customs Broker, Robert has conducted reviews and audits of transactions, counseled on enforcement issues, prepared voluntary disclosures, and represented clients in administrative, criminal, and civil enforcement proceedings initiated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Robert has instituted anti-corruption policies and provided training in Canada, Europe, and Mexico and has advised companies with projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, and throughout Latin America.
Outside of his practice, Robert serves as President of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Legal Services Association, dedicated to providing pro-bono legal services to the Bexar County Community and surrounding areas. He is also President of the Board of Directors of ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying, which provides a caring, loving home for those facing the last months of their lives alone.