Sakina Rasheed Honored as Outstanding Young Lawyer


Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces that Counsel Sakina Rasheed is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL).

The DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizes an attorney who exhibits service to the profession and the bar, a reputation for or the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility, service to the community, and overall professional excellence.

“Sakina is a recognized leader among her peers, and a dedicated advocate in her field and in the community,” said Albert Tan, a partner and a member of the firm’s board of directors. “She truly is an outstanding lawyer and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such an honor.”

As a member of the firm’s Financial Transactions Practice Group, Rasheed focuses on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. She has assisted with representation of clients ranging from private equity firms and private investors to large corporations such as AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, in deals spanning $10 million to more than $30 million.

In addition to the DAYL, Rasheed is active in several professional organizations including the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, for which she has served on the board and as president. Rasheed was also recently honored for her service as a role model to other young lawyers by the State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) with their Outstanding Mentor Award.

Rasheed was formally presented with the DAYL Outstanding Lawyer Award at the annual Law Day Luncheon.

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