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Elizabeth Ross Hadley Elected Chair of the Legislative and Campaign Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

AUSTIN – July 29, 2019 – Shareholder Elizabeth Ross Hadley of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Austin office has been elected Chair of the Legislative and Campaign Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for 2019-20.  

Hadley’s responsibilities will include carrying out initiatives that provide education and resources to Texas attorneys engaged in legislative advocacy and who advise clients on campaign finance and campaign and election law. Hadley previously served as Section Vice Chair.

“Elizabeth has an extensive background in government law and policy,” said Demetrius G. McDaniel, Greenberg Traurig’s chair of the firm’s Texas Government Law & Policy Practice and co-regional operating shareholder of its Texas offices. This new appointment at the State Bar along with her deep experience in navigating issues that arise at the intersection of politics and business will enhance how we support those clients with the most challenging matters.”

Hadley represents clients before the legislature, state agencies, and the executive branch on regulatory and legislative matters, as well as in litigation and other legal matters. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Hadley served as assistant commissioner for the Texas Department of Agriculture under Commissioner Todd Staples, and served as general counsel for former Texas State Senator Kip Averitt. Elizabeth also worked in Washington, D.C. for then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (MS).

“Holding this responsibility is an honor, and I know I will value the experience and relationships gained from leading the Section's Executive Council,” said Hadley. "During my term, I will continue to look for opportunities for the Section to improve the services it provides to its members, as well as to increase diversity amongst the council and section members.”

Hadley earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Mississippi and her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the University of Mississippi Department of Political Science.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig and part of its history. With more than 125 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.

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