Jennifer Ziegaus Wahl

Chief Executive Officer

jennifer-ziegaus-wahl-onJennifer Wahl is the Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Strategies. In that role, she oversees all day-to-day operations, including those in Human Resources, Finance, Administrative Services, and Technology.

Prior to working with SWS, Wahl worked as an attorney in San Diego, most recently assisting the prominent boutique firm of Chapin Wheeler LLP (now known as Chapin Fitzgerald LLP). She also handled general business litigation for five years at Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the top law firms in the world.

A lifelong California resident, Wahl graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from University of California, Los Angeles and earned her JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. Finishing with academic distinction from UCLA and Boalt Hall, Wahl earned multiple awards including Order of the Coif and Moot Court Oralist Award, and she served as Executive Editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly at Berkeley. Wahl spent two summers in Washington D.C. working for her local congressman and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. After law school, she was selected for a prestigious clerkship for the Honorable Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wahl believes strongly in giving back to the community. For the past three years, she has lent her time and talent to the Bird Rock Foundation, serving first as Vice President of Fundraising and then as President of the foundation. Wahl currently serves on the San Diego Leadership Board of the American Lung Association in California.

When not managing our firm’s business functions, Wahl finds time to be a mom to three awesome kids, sneak in an exercise session, or catch a movie with friends.

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