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Richard A. Rosenbaum is the Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig, a unified international law firm of more than 2300 attorneys spanning 40 offices around the globe and has long been considered a thought and change leader in the broader legal profession.

Richard joined the firm in 1985 as its 90th lawyer and has since been integrally involved in forming and intensely executing the strategies which have led to the firm's spectacular growth and unique culture across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He closely guards the firm's long-term core values while still aggressively navigating the ever-changing times. Richard has always put the firm’s clients and people first, understanding that a law firm leader works for them, first and foremost.

Over these decades, Richard's focus has always been the same: delivering extraordinary business results to our clients and a place for our talent to build their dreams, with a sense of urgency, efficiency and excellence, and maintaining a “GT family”, living values of high ethics, respect, fairness, loyalty, merit and personal accountability which collectively create long term relationships and lasting trust. He has always been willing to be the first to a new market, a new practice or a new way of doing business, did not follow the herd, and is well known for giving more junior and/or diverse lawyers opportunities to quickly advance when earned based on hard work and merit .

Richard is proud of his work in founding the firm's renowned and wide-ranging "Commitment to Excellence" program, which ensures that all of these values would remain core to the firm's daily practice and global brand for many years to come.

Capabilities

Experience

Richard was an entrepreneur in the title insurance industry before becoming a lawyer, working as an independent service provider and, later, as a key participant in two successful agencies active in New York City and Long Island. He credits his early life experience, which included attending law school in the evenings while supporting himself and his family, with the development of his business orientation, work ethic, focus on value and integrity, and pragmatic approach to issues of all kinds.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2005-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Recipient, Hope Award, Lupus Foundation of America, October 2016
  • Recipient, Corporate Citizens Award, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, March 2016
  • Listed, The National Law Journal, Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers, "Strategist & Driver," 2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Honored, "Man of the Year" Award, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 2012
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
  • Recipient, South Florida Business Leader magazine "Business Leader of the Year," Legal Category, 2011
  • Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
  • Honoree, "For excellence in Real Estate," Police Athletic League's 5th Annual Building New York's Future Luncheon, September 2010
  • Listed, Avenue magazine, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, April 2010
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2010
  • Listed, Who's Who in American Law, 2005-2006
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

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  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Revenue Chair, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Greater New York Chapter, 2014

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Admissions
  • New York
  • Florida