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Greenberg Traurig’s Expansion Continues in California; Adds Former Federal Prosecutor Mathew Rosengart

Los Angeles, CA (September 1, 2011) — Former federal prosecutor Mathew S. Rosengart has joined the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP. He joins as a shareholder in the Litigation Practice and will focus on commercial, media and entertainment, and white collar defense litigation.

Rosengart, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the U.S. Justice Department, has substantial and diverse trial experience. He served as Senior Associate Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C. In private practice, he has represented a number of well-known and high-profile entertainment professionals, including several Academy-Award-nominated writers, directors, actors, and production companies in matters ranging from defamation and breach of contract to sexual harassment and retaliation. He has also represented global financial institutions in investigations and trials before the NASD and AAA, conducted complex internal investigations on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and advised and represented members of senior management in FBI and SEC investigations.

“Mat is a great addition to our growing Los Angeles Litigation Practice,” said Matt Gorson, Greenberg Traurig President. ”His handling of high-stakes litigation and experience as a federal prosecutor speak to our commitment to continue to expand with top level talent and build on the depth of services we offer our clients.”

Rosengart has served as lead counsel in more than a dozen trials and conducted numerous complex federal grand jury investigations, including several cases of national and international significance such as the investigation and prosecution of a U.S. Cabinet Officer and the central figure in the “China Gate” campaign finance/espionage cases. He is also the recipient of the Federal Younger Lawyer Award, awarded by a panel of federal judge’s to the top 5 federal government litigators under age 36.

”We are pleased to welcome Mat to our team in Los Angeles,” said Jeff Scott, Los Angeles co-managing shareholder. “His strength in the media and entertainment and financial services industries make him a great asset to our clients.”

Rosengart holds a J.D. from the Boston College School of Law, cum laude, and a B.A. from Tulane University.

Rosengart is the most recent hire in the trend of strategic expansion throughout Greenberg Traurig’s California offices. Others include Orange County Tax shareholder Gino Bianchini and Environmental shareholder Greg Trimarche; the Orange County Real Estate team led by shareholder Bruce Fischer; Los Angeles Labor and Employment/Class Action Defense shareholder Mark Kemple; Los Angeles Corporate shareholder Mark Kelson; and Silicon Valley Real Estate shareholder Vivek Chavan.

Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 500 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs goals.