TAMPA, Fla. – May 23, 2022 –Jillian M. Askren, an associate in the Tampa office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., is joining The Junior League of Tampa’s (JLT) Leadership Council as chair of the Mobile Interactive Literacy Opportunity (MILO) Committee.
MILO originated as a travelling bus launched in 2016 to expand literacy resources to underserved areas of Hillsborough County. The project has since evolved from a bus to a broader network of literacy initiatives designed to meet children and families where they are, with programs like book giveaway events and strategically placed “giving libraries” with free books.
The JLT Leadership Council works in concert with the organization’s executive board and management council to advance strategic priorities each year and ensure JLT’s programming is consistent with its mission of fostering interest in the social, economic, educational, and civic conditions of the community.
“I am honored to serve as chair of the MILO Committee and I look forward to being an active member of JLT’s Leadership Council.” Askren said. “JLT’s work in promoting education and volunteerism has an immeasurable impact on the community, and I’m excited to champion the organization’s mission and values.”
Askren, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice, handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts, representing clients in individual, class action, and government enforcement matters, as well as commercial business disputes. She works on matters from the pre-litigation stage through final disposition or resolution, and is experienced in preparing complex cases for trial including conducting discovery, researching and drafting a wide variety of motions, working with fact and expert witnesses, and engaging in mediation and settlement negotiations.
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