Rasha Gerges Shields named to L.A. Business First list of "Women of Influence"

Rasha Gerges Shields, a partner in the Firm's State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation Practice resident in the Los Angeles Office, has been named to the L.A. Business First's 2023 list of "Women of Influence." The editors select Los Angeles-based professionals who are "women making an impact professionally and personally."

Ms. Shields was recognized for her first-chair trial and appellate counsel experience and for her work over the past year leading significant litigation matters and sensitive independent and government investigations for major clients, including securing summary judgment for a client in a multibillion-dollar purported class action.

In February 2023, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass appointed Ms. Shields to serve on the Los Angeles Police Commission, a five-member board tasked with overseeing the LAPD, to which she was then elected as Vice President in August 2023. In March 2023, she was appointed by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court as one of six attorneys in California to serve on the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal Bias Prevention Committee, which is chaired by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Martin Jenkins.

Ms. Shields is a former federal prosecutor with nearly 20 years of trial and appellate experience in high-stakes civil and criminal matters, including DOJ and state attorneys general enforcement actions. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and commitment to public service. Ms. Shields immigrated from Egypt and is a first-generation professional.

She has received numerous recent accolades, including, among others, being named to the Daily Journal's 2023 list of "Top Women Lawyers in California" and being recognized in Who's Who Legal's "Investigations – Future Leaders" list (2020-2023). In addition, the Los Angeles Business Journal has named Ms. Shields to its "2023 Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys," "2023 Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their Forties," and "2022 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys" lists.

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