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Leaders of Influence: 2022 Thriving in Their 40s – Rasha Gerges Shields

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RASHA GERGES SHIELDS
Partner
Jones Day

Rasha Gerges Shields, an immigrant and first-generation professional, has led an exemplary career. She is a respected leader in the legal profession, a trusted advisor to companies and organizations, and a champion of diversity and racial justice.

Following law school, Shields clerked with the Honorable Gary Feess in the Central District of California, and the Honorable Ferdinand Fernandez on the Ninth Circuit. She then joined Jones Day, where she excelled as an appellate attorney, arguing before the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, and the California Court of Appeal early in her career. She then served as a federal criminal prosecutor for more than seven years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California. Shields returned to Jones Day approximately seven years ago, and since then, has been defending companies and executives in high-stakes civil and criminal matters, including DOJ and State Attorneys General enforcement actions.

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