Managing Partner, Jackson Walker LLP


Before becoming managing partner, C. Wade Cooper’s practice areas included litigation, bankruptcy, and telecommunications. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America and a Super Lawyer. Wade’s participation with LCLD has been an important part of his firm’s diversity efforts. He is a member of the Pipeline Committee and spoke at a Fellows Leadership Luncheon in the spring of 2014. Jackson Walker is one of the top five firms in Texas for diversity, focusing equally on recruitment and retention of minorities. In 2014 the firm earned the Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Jackson Walker was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Nate St. Clair; 2016: Marlene C. Williams; 2015: JoAnn Dalrymple; 2014: L. Suzan Kedron; 2013: Christopher R. Mugica

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Shari Yihsin Mao; 2016: James McFall

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Brittany Bolden, Valery Piedra, Diego Pacheco Poo, Yenmi Tang; 2016: David Holmes, Karl Jackson; 2015: Ethan McMahon; 2014: Devanshi Somaya; 2013: Shelisa Brock, Eron Reid; 2012: Sushant Mohan

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015)

Member: C. Wade Cooper

Diversity Professionals: Bruce Ruzinsky, Alesia Foster