Austin (Sept. 10, 2014) – Demetrius G. McDaniel, a shareholder in the Austin office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named to the Lawyers Of Color & On Being A Black Lawyer's Second Annual Top Lobbyists and Influencers List. McDaniel will be honored at The Caucus Prelude Reception hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. prior to the organization’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) on September 24-27.
“We are very proud of Demetrius and congratulate him on this prestigious recognition,” said Darrell R. Windham, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Austin office. “Demetrius is well known in our state capital, within the firm and around the nation as a top lobbying professional who advocates ethically and relentlessly for his clients and is extremely deserving of this top honor.”
According to its website, Lawyers of Color was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. Lawyers of Color has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique annual blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, Lawyers of Color has the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.
McDaniel, Chair of the firm's Texas Government Law & Policy Practice, counsels and provides advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private and public sector clients on federal, state and local legal and public policy matters. His broad knowledge of federal and state government allows him to collaboratively develop strategies to help clients solve complex problems that have a government origin or nexus. McDaniel consults with clients on their strategic objectives and provides advice on important issues that will enhance their business opportunities, increase their compliance with laws and regulations, and assist them in building internal systems to prevent problems from occurring with all levels of government.