Shayan Gaziani is an attorney in the Corporate & Securities section of Jackson Walker’s Dallas office.
He was a summer associate at the firm in 2020 and 2021. During his clerkship at Jackson Walker, Shayan worked with attorneys in the Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, and Real Estate sections, and assisted in an approximately $40 million securities transaction. Additionally, in an issue of first impression under Texas law, he performed statutory analysis for a commercial aerospace company to help determine applicable tax liability for its space tourism sector.
Shayan is passionate about bringing positive change to underrepresented communities through the intersection of law and government. In 2016, he co-founded .NGO, a financial tech startup that helps nonprofits easily and efficiently manage donations, donors, and funds in one central location. He served as Chief Operating Officer of .NGO from 2016-2022. Shayan also volunteers his time with the Islamic Association of North Texas, supervising all IT and media initiatives and coordinating with legal counsel to review and respond to media requests.
B.A., cum laude, Southern Methodist University
- Phi Beta Kappa honor society
- Cultural Intelligence Taskforce Member
J.D., magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
- Georgetown Law Iron Tech Lawyer Invitational Selectee, Team Member
- SMU Muslim Legal Students Association
- Islamic Association of North Texas
- Board of Directors, Secretary, 2022-present
- Board of Directors, 2015-2019
- Volunteer, 2019-Present
- Texas Legal Services Center, Law Student Volunteer for TexasLawHelp.org
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Law Student Volunteer
December 21, 2022Podcasts
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
View Jackson Walker’s November 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter, Perspectives.
October 3, 2022Attorney News
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.