The Atlanta Business Chronicle publishes a list of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans each year. The only attorneys to make the list have been Billy Payne, Sen. Sam Nunn and Hon. Griffin Bell. These lawyers were not listed specifically for their active law practices but instead for accomplishments with the Olympics, serving in the U.S. Senate or as Attorney General of the United States. They were named late in their careers.
However, recently, Ernest L. Greer of Greenberg Traurig, has become a fixture on the elite list of Atlanta’s influencers. Greer, 47, is the firm-wide vice president of Greenberg Traurig. He is also the managing shareholder of the firm’s Atlanta office and co-chairs the firm’s U.S. strategic committee. He is the only privately practicing attorney to be included on the list. Simply put, Greer is breaking new ground in the business world for attorneys in Atlanta and Georgia.
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