Class of 2018
Hilda Galvan is an experienced business leader with a unique combination of technical, financial and intellectual property skills and a history of high performance. After receiving her electrical engineering degree, Hilda worked in the telecommunications industry for several years before returning to law school. Her career has been focused on technology, advising businesses on strategies for protecting their proprietary technology and intellectual property assets. Representative technologies include telecommunications, semiconductors, hardware, software, and other electronic technologies. More recently, she has focused her work on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology.
As the Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas Office of Jones Day, one of the largest offices in a global law firm of over 2500 lawyers, she has profit and loss responsibilities as well as operations, management and strategic planning responsibilities. In this role, she has successfully lead her team in expanding the breadth and depth of their client base, increasing awareness of the firm’s brand in Texas and improving financial performance. Hilda serves on the firm’s Advisory Committee, which is responsible for advising on the management and administration of the firm.
As Chairman of the Board for the Dallas Regional Chamber, Hilda worked with CEOs and other executives on economic development issues impacting North Texas. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Texas Law School Foundation and the Executive Board for Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering. Hilda uses her leadership and management experience to serve on boards for organizations that support the Hispanic community, including the boards of the Dallas County public hospital foundation, the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation and Circle Ten Council Boy Scouts. Hilda has received numerous recognitions for her roles as business leader, lawyer and community leader.
Hilda earned a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she was the first in her family to graduate from college.