AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 20, 2022 – Sergio Cavazos, the former chief of staff to Texas state Rep. Eddie Lucio III, has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Austin office as an assistant director in the Texas Government Law & Policy Practice.
Before serving as chief of staff, Cavazos was committee director for the Texas House Committee on Insurance, where he developed a deep understanding of insurance and health care policy. As chief of staff to Rep. Lucio, Sergio continued his focus on health care and insurance and also broadened his scope to include major state policy matters such as appropriations, public education, and energy and electricity legislation.
“The knowledge of major policy issues and the legislative process that Sergio brings to Greenberg Traurig will be a substantial asset to firm clients and our close knit legal and public policy team,” said Demetrius G. McDaniel, co-regional operating shareholder of the firm’s Texas offices and chair of the firm's Texas Government Law & Policy Practice. “The respect and goodwill that Sergio earned from legislators and staff in the Texas Capitol during his many years as a staffer in the Texas House will allow him to be a valuable contributor to the Greenberg Traurig team on day one -- providing valuable insights, strategies, and advocacy.”
“Greenberg Traurig is a highly respected law firm in the legislative and executive branches of Texas government. I am proud to join this formidable team,” Cavazos said. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to solve important business issues impacting our clients, which will help Texas continue to be a leader in job creation and economic growth.”
The Greenberg Traurig Texas Government Law & Policy Practice is one of the most experienced team of lawyers and government relations professionals in Texas. The team represents major corporations and other organizations on a broad range of issues. Greenberg Traurig lawyers and professionals understand drafting and shaping legislation from a legal and policy perspective which allows the team to be successful in advocacy on behalf of clients in the legislature, before the Office of the Governor, and numerous state agencies. In addition, the team helps clients address regulatory issues and navigate the maze of state procurement and governmental compliance issues.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, New York City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy team was “Top Listed” for Government Relations in Best Lawyers in America’s 2018 edition. The team was also named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of "Best Law Firms."
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With approximately 130 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.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 25 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com