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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Brigid F. Cech Samole Appointed to Chapman Partnership Board of Trustees

MIAMIMay 19, 2015 Brigid F. Cech Samole, a shareholder in the Miami Appellate Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Chapman Partnership for the Homeless.

Chapman Partnership is a local charitable organization that provides emergency housing, meals, job training and various types of assistance to help homeless men, women and families reach independence.

Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, Cech Samole served for 4 years as a member of the Womenade Committee of Chapman Partnership, a group that focuses on raising funds to assist the homeless women and children living at Chapman Partnership. In this capacity, Cech Samole participated in hands-on volunteer projects designed to raise awareness and revenue for Chapman Partnership . Most recently, she was involved in the planning of the 6th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show and Luncheon. Cech Samole has been an advocate for coordinating clothing and supply drives among her colleagues at Greenberg Traurig to benefit Chapman Partnership.

“I am honored to be able to expand my involvement with the Chapman Partnership and join the Board of Trustees,” Cech Samole said. “This is a worthy organization that has made a critical impact on many residents of our community, and I look forward to ensuring they can continue to further that mission and reach even more people in need.”

"We are thrilled with the addition of Brigid Cech Samole to Chapman Partnership's Board of Trustees,” said Carlos Fernandez-Guzman, Chairman of the Board. “This is a natural progression for Brigid as she expands her participation with Chapman Partnership to a leadership role as a Trustee. We look forward to her contributions as we continue our quest to end homelessness in our community."

At Greenberg Traurig, Cech Samole focuses her practice on appellate law and trial support. She is experienced in representing clients in both state and federal courts, and brings a practical and client-driven approach to her work.

Cech Samole is involved in a multitude of professional and community organizations including: Co-Liaison (Miami office), Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative; Co-Vice Chair, Business Law Section, Appellate Subcommittee for the American Bar Association; Member, Junior League, Chair All Aboard Literacy Program (2010), Chair Inn Transition North (2009); Member, United Way Young Leaders Program; Member, United Way Women’s Leadership Council; Member, Nextgen; Member, The Florida Bar; Member, The Illinois Bar; Committee Member, National Association of Women Judges Conference (2012); Volunteer, Girls Advocacy Project (2008-2010).