Jenny Walters’ practice involves a wide range of business litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, including commercial contract and insurance disputes, business torts, bankruptcy and fraud actions.
Practice & Background
Ms. Walters also represents public companies, directors and officers, and broker-dealers in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, internal or regulatory investigations, and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) securities arbitrations. Additionally, Ms. Walters provides litigation advice to hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment funds and vehicles, as well as to the managers of these funds, and their investors concerning redemption and liquidity issues, regulatory and compliance issues, management and control matters, fund dissolutions and government investigations.
Ms. Walters also devotes a significant amount of her time to pro bono engagements, handling a wide range of matters including representing asylum seekers, indigent plaintiffs in civil rights cases, and most recently, lobbying for and obtaining passage of a bill enacting an American Indian Heritage Day in the state of Texas. In 2013, Ms. Walters’ pro bono contributions were recognized by the firm when she was named Firmwide Pro Bono Counsel of the Year.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Ms. Walters served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Stickney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.
Ms. Walters received her B.S. in communication studies from the University of Texas in 2004. She received her J.D. in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an associate editor of the Washington University Law Review. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association and was a member of the 2010-2011 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class. Ms. Walters is also a member of the Dallas office associate and counsel committee.
Ms. Walters’ current community, civic and charitable activities include:
- board of directors, Southwest Jewish Congress
- council, The Younger Set
- community fellow, Leadership DISD
- associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
- member, Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute
- member, Attorneys Serving the Community
Awards & Accolades
In 2010 and 2012, Ms. Walters was named in a survey of her peers as an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by the Attorney Division of the Jewish Federation.