Jackson Walker partner Stephanie Chandler was recently elected to a three-year term on the Texas Research & Technology Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Texas Research & Technology Foundation supports the growth of the bioscience and tech-based industry sectors by enhancing and leveraging the capabilities and assets of universities and research institutions. Entrepreneurial activity is supported through linkages with investment capital and commercialization experience. With this new position, she is also going to be a member of the non-profit’s Investment Committee, which is charged with determining which regional emerging growth companies will receive investments by the Board’s McDermott Legacy Fund, which recently increased in size as a result of the sale of a large parcel at the Research Park to Microsoft.
Stephanie’s practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; technology licensing and commercialization, and general corporate work. She assists clients with the formation of organizations, public and private offering of securities, governance issues and shareholder proxy contests, as well as Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance matters. Her clients include startup companies commercializing innovations in information technology and biotechnology, private investors and private equity and venture capital firms, and large privately held and publicly traded companies. Industries she serves include oil and gas, software, cloud & cybersecurity, healthcare and life sciences, energy trading, transportation and logistics, and construction.
In addition to the Texas Research & Technology Foundation, Stephanie also serves on the Emeritus Board of Directors for United Way’s Masters Leadership Program, working to educate non-profit volunteer leadership equipping them for board service for the betterment of the San Antonio community and as a member of the San Antonio Medical Foundation Board of Directors, where she chairs the Grant Committee. Previously, she served for two consecutive terms on the Advisory Council for University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering. Stephanie is a repeat selection to the American Business Journal‘s Who’s Who in Energy list (2012-2015) and as a San Antonio “Best Lawyer” (2009, 2012 – 2014) in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and finance and general corporate law. Stephanie has also received the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award, which recognizes women leaders and organizations that encourage women to achieve their full potential.