Latina lawyer to enter Dallas Business Hall of Fame
Hilda Galvan has worked with Jones Day law firm for 25 years, and will be recognized with Junior Achievement’s Dallas Business Hall of Fame induction.
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Hilda Galvan, Partner-in-Charge of the legal firm Jones Day’s Dallas office, will be inducted into the 2023 Dallas Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of Dallas.
Galvan is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing tech companies in intellectual property litigation. In addition, she has been lead counsel in patent portfolio enforcement, as well as defense of infringement allegations.
Jones Day is a global law firm with over 2,500 members in 42 offices worldwide. Galvan was named Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas office in 2014.
Junior Achievement is a national organization with 106 local areas nationwide. Their goal is to inspire and educate youth to give them skills to have economic success, plan their futures, and make informed academic and economic decisions.
The JA of Dallas’ Business Hall of Fame is dedicated to commemorating the community’s most influential business leaders and their achievements.
“It is an honor to be selected for this recognition at a time when preparing the next generation of business leaders is most critical,” Galvan said. “It also reflects our firm’s unwavering support and hard work to ensure that the regional economy thrives and grows at all levels.”
In addition to her legal work with Jones Day, Galvan is being recognized for her contributions to her local community.
Galvan is currently serving as Chair of the Texas Women’s Foundation, an organization devoted to notable social and economic improvements for women in Texas, having awarded $27.6 million in grants since 2013.
She is also currently on the Board of Trustees for the University of Texas Law School Foundation, a private non-profit dedicated to “the development, management, and enhancement of financial and administrative resources which support The University of Texas School of Law.”
The Foundation has provided the school with approximately $84 million in the past 10 years.
Her work also includes serving as a member of the board of directors for the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to advancing Hispanics in the legal profession, awarding them nearly $400,000 in scholarships and internships since 2006.
Other positions include currently serving on the Board for Southern Methodist University’s Engineering School and previously served as the 2017 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Regional Chamber. She is also a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
She was awarded the Louise B. Raggio Award by the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Association’s highest honor, in 2020.
The Junior Achievement of Dallas Business Hall of Fame will occur on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at the Thompson Dallas Hotel.