Shannon Wright is an attorney in the Trial & Appellate Litigation practice of Jackson Walker’s Houston office. As a strategic advocate for her clients, Shannon is passionate about finding creative solutions to solve complex matters without losing focus on the bottom line.
During her time as a summer associate at the firm in 2021, Shannon handled research and analysis for various stages of commercial litigation in cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, liability for injuries to independent contractors, negligence, breach of contract, UDJA, adverse possession, discrimination/retaliation, and service mark infringement. She also served as a judicial intern for federal judges Alfred H. Bennett (Southern District of Texas) and Gregg J. Costa (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals) in 2020.
While attending the University of Houston Law Center, she was a research assistant to Professor Douglas K. Moll, helping research recent shareholder oppression cases in U.S. courts. Outside of classes, Shannon served as vice president of OUTLaw, UHLC’s student affinity group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies, and was a member of Houston Law Review.
Prior to law school, Shannon was the former lead researcher and policy writer for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Her primary responsibility involved drafting the Association’s proposals for changes to the NCAA’s bylaws, championships policies, and playing rules to achieve the goals of NCAA Division I, II, and III member coaches in cross country and track & field.
B.A., cum laude, Rice University
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
- Houston Law Review, Managing Editor, Board 59
- Blask Fellow, Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas
- Blakely-Butler Moot Court, First Place and Best Speaker
- OUTLaw, Vice President
- Author, “Censure as Speech? Houston Community College System v. Wilson and the Government Speech Doctrine,” 59 Houston Law Review 229 (2021)
- Co-Author, “Teaching Against Threats to Democracy,” Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts: Transnational Challenges 131 (Soula Mitakidou et al., eds., 2009)
- Co-Author, “Examining the Treatment of 9/11 and Terrorism in High School Textbooks,” Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts 192 (Janet S. Bixby and Judith L. Pace eds., 2008)
March 30, 2023Insights
What’s in an Emoji? How Generational Differences in Communication Impact the Workplace and Can Increase Liability
By Baker Howry, Shannon Wright, and Jamila Brinson
To meme or not to meme, that is the question. With millennials comprising 35% of the workforce and Gen Z expected to reach 30% by 2030, the use of emojis, emoticons, and memes in the workplace is inevitable. This article provides an overview of what emojis mean for employers, including the potential for miscommunication, how courts have analyzed them, and key considerations for risk management.
December 21, 2022Podcasts
A Very Special “Favorite Things” Episode
JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~2 minutes
This special holiday episode features first-year associates Caroline Capili, Shayan Gaziani, Alex Leseney, and Shannon Wright as they share their favorite things about the practice of law – and Jackson Walker.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
JW Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter – November 2022
View Jackson Walker’s November 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
October 3, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker Welcomes 2022 New Fall Associates
This year, the firm proudly welcomes 18 law school graduates to expand our Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery, Corporate & Securities, Energy, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (ERISA), Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Trial & Appellate Litigation practices.