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Attorneys of Color

Further solidifying our demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at GT, are our events, programming, sponsorships, and affinity groups focusing on attorneys of color. GT’s culture of diversity, equity and inclusion means that attorneys of color have held leadership positions throughout the firm’s history, including but certainly not limited to former CEO and now Senior Chairman Cesar L. Alvarez and current Co-President Ernest L. Greer. Inclusion is not what we do, it is who we are at GT. At every level of the firm, diversity IS action.

GT’s commitment to empowerment helps our diverse attorneys impact communities and issues about which they are passionate. Our attorneys of color are committed to taking a lead in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession and beyond. To that end, here are just a few examples of leadership roles in diversity organizations, minority bar associations, and other like-minded groups which attorneys within our GAIN, Asian, and Somos GT affinity groups currently hold or have recently held:

  • Board Member, Amigos for Kids
  • Board Member, Chicago Women’s Bar Foundation
  • Board Member, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation
  • Board Member, National Council of La Raza
  • Board Member, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS)
  • Board Member, Sojourners with Healing Hearts
  • Board Member, Urban League of Palm Beach County
  • Board President, Law School Sí Se Puede Colorado
  • Chair of the Board, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
  • Co-Chair and Board Member, Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board of Houston
  • Director, Ayiti Community Trust, Inc.
  • Director, Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
  • Director, Latin Builders Association
  • Director, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
  • Immediate Past President, National Native American Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President, Board of Directors, National Native American Bar Association Foundation
  • Lead Consultant / Charter Member, South Broward Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Member, Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago
  • Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member, Latina Commission, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • President, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect, National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
  • President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida
  • Vice-Chair, Africa Committee, American Bar Association

Select Professional & Community Involvement

Since January 2018 alone, GT through the Greenberg Traurig Foundation and firm support, has sponsored or participated in a wide range of events that benefited ethnic communities and causes key to fostering diversity and goodwill and of specific interest to our diverse workforce. Some of these include:

Organization Greenberg Traurig's Role
Americans for Immigrant Justice Sponsored annual awards dinner
Asian American Bar Association Sponsored gala: Better Together, Stronger United
Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
Sponsored anniversary banquet
Asian Law Alliance
Sponsored anniversary dinner
Black Board of Directors Project – Info Exchange
Moderated panel at luncheon event
Cuban American Bar Association
Supported annual gala
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
Hosted roundtable at A Pathway to the Judiciary
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
Supported Holland Scholarship Luncheon
Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
Sponsored installation and awards ceremony
Haitian Lawyers Association
Sponsored annual gala
Hispanic National Bar Association
Honored and participated in the annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Hispanic National Bar Association
Hosted “Su Dinero” presentation
Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation
Sponsored annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
Latin Builders Association
Sponsored monthly luncheons and golfing benefit
Metropolitan Black Bar Association's
Sponsored anniversary awards gala
National Asian Pacific Bar Association
Host Women’s Leadership Network event and Western Regional Conference
National Bar Association
Sponsored annual African American Managing Partner & General Counsel Dinner
Navajo Supreme Court
Presented “Implementing the Violence Against Women Act Amendments at Navajo”
New York Urban League
Participated in 15th Anniversary Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast
United Negro College Fund Sponsored Mayor's Black History Month Luncheon