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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Kemal Hawa and Thomas Galli to Speak at the Third Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

MCLEAN, Va. – Sept. 14, 2015 – Kemal Hawa and Thomas Galli, shareholders in the Northern Virginia office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the third annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit Sept. 16 – 17 at The Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia. The summit is an opportunity to meet with leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives.

On Sept. 16, Greenberg Traurig will host an opening-day reception at the summit. On Sept. 17, Hawa, a frequent speaker on data center issues, will host the featured interview with “Up Close with Equinix.” Galli will participate as a moderator in the panel session, “Maturing Data Center Industry, Including: Renewed M&A Activity, Valuation of the Data Center Operation & the Impact of Cross-Regional International Demand.”

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. He regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, and commercial transactions. Hawa specializes in the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and colocation leases globally. Hawa also specializes in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings, and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions.

Galli represents clients in real estate transactions, restructurings, and developments for mixed use data center, office, retail, stadium, industrial, multifamily, single-family community, undeveloped land, and other types of properties located throughout the country. He regularly represents private equity firms, REITs, pension funds, opportunity funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, publicly traded companies, private companies, developers, entrepreneurs, technology companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on a variety of real estate transactions and developments.