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Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (March 9, 2010) — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated 42 attorneys to shareholder or of counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the new shareholders and of counsels represent 20 different locations and 10 areas of practice. In Washington, D.C., Kara Bombach and Shailendra (Shalu) Maheshwari were named shareholders.

"We are pleased to add two extremely talented shareholders to the Intellectual Property Litigation and Export Controls practices in the Washington, D.C. office,” said Laura Klaus, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office. “The advancement of Kara and Shalu to shareholder status is a testament to their experience, professionalism and quality of client service.”

Bombach concentrates her practice on international trade regulation with a particular emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. She counsels clients on foreign trade-related matters arising under the jurisdiction of various U.S. governmental agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury and Defense. As part of the Export Controls practice group, she advises on U.S. export control laws (EAR and ITAR), anti-boycott laws and special sanctions maintained by the U.S. Government against various countries (including Iran, Cuba, and Sudan). She earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and an A.B. from Cornell in New York. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Maheshwari focuses his practice on litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on Intellectual Property. He counsels clients on all aspects of patent and trademark issues, has drafted patent opinions for pharmaceutical, electronics and biotechnology companies, performed patent portfolio analyses for biotechnology acquisition deals and drafted patent licenses for a variety of technologies. Maheshwari also has extensive experience in litigating patent and trademark infringement cases, including both jury and bench trials, as well as experience litigating before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York and a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New Jersey and New York.

"Kara and Shalu have made significant contributions to Greenberg Traurig,” stated Sanford Saunders, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office. ”We are pleased to name them as our newest shareholders.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office is home to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and governmental affairs professionals with strategic experience helping companies of all sizes to navigate the federal government. Work encompasses governmental affairs, global trade and investment, health and FDA business, litigation, government contracts, antitrust, energy, real estate, intellectual property, and national defense and homeland security. The Washington, D.C. office represents clients from the federal defense sector to energy, telecommunications and health care companies, which we represent before government agencies, regulatory bodies, Congress and the courts. Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. attorneys are also involved in handling a wide range of corporate and finance work for clients in these industries.