PHILADELPHIA – Jan. 5, 2015 – In 2014, Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Philadelphia lawyers again stood out for their provision of efficient and effective strategic advice and advocacy to clients. Recognitions went to many of the Philadelphia office’s attorneys. Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office demonstrated leadership in in several strategic regional events in 2014 showcasing the firm’s dedication to civic contributions.
Industry publications ranked over one-third of Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia attorneys. Most notably, Best Lawyers in America named Litigation shareholder David G. Mandelbaum Philadelphia’s 2015 Environmental Attorney of the Year, and Human Resource Magazine/LawDragon recognized Labor & Employment shareholder James N. Boudreau as one of the nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. Other recognitions from Chambers & Partners, Legal500, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America included:
- Business Immigration & Compliance
- Corporate & Securities
- David Gitlin
- Labor & Employment
- Public Finance
- Real Estate
- Rachel Kipnes
Of the office’s 12 practice groups, U.S. News - Best Law Firms recognized seven in the Philadelphia metropolitan market. Nationwide, for the fourth consecutive year, the firm received more first-tier rankings and more first-tier metropolitan rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers than any other firm. U.S. News - Best Law Firms named Greenberg Traurig “Law Firm of the Year” for Real Estate.
Following the lead of Philadelphia’s senior shareholders, 62 percent of associates in the Philadelphia office engaged in speaking or writing opportunities in 2014. Highlights included:
- Jillian C. Bunyan - Speaker, "Valuation and Pricing of Distributed Solar Photovoltaics," Grid Talk: 2014 Advocacy and Engagement Forum On Distributed Generation, Edison Electric Institute
- Caleb J. Holmes - Author and Presenter, "2013-2014 CERCLA Update," Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum
- Nataliya Rymer - Panelist, "Your Government at Work: Policy Impacts on Women High Growth Entrepreneurs and Their Ventures," 5th Annual We Own It Summit (WOIS)
- Christiana L. Signs - Co-Author, "Ethical Responsibility and Targeted Legal Advertising," Corporate Counsel
Greenberg Traurig played a lead role in bringing the Israel Technology Conference to town. The conference was a direct result of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s trip to Israel in 2013. The firm partnered with the City of Philadelphia, Comcast Corporation, Drexel University, the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce, and the Israel Advanced Technology Industries to showcase Philadelphia as a strategic location for health care IT and media companies.
The office also welcomed the International Association of Gaming Advisor’s (IAGA) Gaming Summit to Philadelphia this year. The Summit, the industry’s premier event, draws leaders from all gaming sectors: operators, suppliers, attorneys, investors, bankers, regulators, and advisors. Laura McAllister-Cox, a new addition to Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office in 2014, served as the IAGA Program Committee Co-Chair.