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Greenberg Traurig’s Jaret Davis Named to eMerge Americas ‘Techweek100 Miami’ List, Recognized as Key Influencer in South Florida’s Tech Ecosystem

MIAMI  (April 1, 2014) – Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named to eMerge Americas inaugural Techweek 100 Miami list. Davis is recognized among the 100 local power players who demonstrate commitment to enabling innovation in South Florida’s technology ecosystem and are significantly impacting the region’s business and technology landscape.

The list, developed by the South Florida community and the Techweek team, includes managers of fast-growing technology companies, prominent investors, key enablers of the digital ecosystem, creators of new technologies, and other innovators and leaders. Techweek is a seven-day conference and expo where entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, and thought leaders meet to enable the innovation ecosystems in the key cities of Miami, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Techweek recently partnered with eMerge Americas to host the inaugural eMerge Americas Techweek, slated for May 1-7 in Miami Beach.  The conference aims to provide a forum for innovative thought exchange and transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas.

Davis, who was recently recognized along with other Techweek100 honorees at a cocktail at Ocean House in Miami Beach, is a well-known leader and mentor in the South Florida startup community, particularly in the tech space. In addition to serving in official leadership capacities for organizations related to entrepreneurialism and technology, such as serving on the board of the SEED Foundation, as General Counsel to the Technology Foundation of the Americas, and as a mentor for the recent local TekFight forum for entrepreneurs, angel investors and inventors, Davis also mentors numerous local entrepreneurs and startups on an individual level.

“At this important point in the evolution of the South Florida tech startup ecosystem, it is an honor to be named to eMerge Americas’ Techweek 100 alongside so many individuals driving growth and innovation in this burgeoning community,” Davis said. “I look forward to continuing to work together to establish South Florida as a national hub for technology, innovation and entrepreneurialism.”

As Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, Davis oversees approximately 160 attorneys and 200 business staff based in the firm’s founding office. He also serves as a principal shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice, focusing on domestic and international transactions within the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and credit markets arenas representing companies with an industry focus on the IT, health care and biotech sectors.

Davis’ commitment to giving back is also evidenced by his deep involvement with community organizations. Currently, this includes serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Children’s Hospital, President of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, member of the executive committee of the Beacon Council (Miami’s economic development agency) and serving on numerous other philanthropic and civic boards, including organizations focused on supporting youths such as City Year.