Dawn Walker serves as the Firm’s Assistant General Counsel. Ms. Walker assists in handling legal matters, developing policies and training, and providing legal support for the firm’s affairs, including compliance, insurance, risk management, and ethics. Prior to joining Akin Gump’s General Counsel office, Ms. Walker practiced in the Firm’s litigation section, with an emphasis on insurance coverage litigation.
Ms. Walker received her B.A. magna cum laude in English and Political Science in 2006 from Vanderbilt University. She received her J.D. with high honors in 2010 from the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Texas Law Review and submissions editor of the Texas International Law Journal. While at the University of Texas, Ms. Walker was elected a member of the Chancellors and Order of the Coif. From 2010 to 2011, Ms. Walker served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.