Partner, Jones Day, Los Angeles, CA
Rasha Gerges Shields is a partner with Jones Day in Los Angeles, CA. Rasha defends companies and executives in high-stakes civil cases and criminal investigations. She also assists companies in conducting internal investigations and developing effective compliance programs. She has been the lead trial counsel in federal court and has argued before the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, the California Court of Appeal, and federal/state trial courts. Prior to joining Jones Day, she was a federal criminal prosecutor for over seven years, and served as the deputy chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Rasha has been recognized as among the “Most Influential Lawyers: White Collar and Cyber Crime” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Rasha received her bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine, and her law degree from UCLA. Following graduation, Rasha secured prestigious federal clerkships with the Honorable Gary A. Feess in the Central District of California, and the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez in the Ninth Circuit.