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Greenberg Traurig’s James M. Nelson Joins the ALS Association National Board of Representatives

SACRAMENTO, CA – Oct. 26, 2016 – James M. Nelson, shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Phoenix offices; co-chair of the firm’s National Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team; and chair of the firm’s Sacramento Labor & Employment Practice, has accepted an invitation to join the National Board of Representatives of the ALS Association. Nelson already serves as a board member of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association.

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, the Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Association also empowers people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Nelson represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. His experience includes complex litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings and appeals, as well as advice and counseling to ERISA plan fiduciaries of single-employer and multi-employer plans. Nelson has counseled clients in numerous industries, including construction, transportation, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, and publishing.

About Greenberg Traurig - Sacramento

Greenberg Traurig Sacramento represents companies and trade associations doing business in California, including a long list of Fortune 500 clients. It makes Greenberg Traurig one of the very few firms to offer experienced advocacy in California’s Legislature, state agencies and courts. With these options, the attorneys in the Greenberg Traurig Sacramento office offer creative solutions to further a client’s business goals. The team has ended litigation by going to the Legislature and defeated regulations by winning in the courts. The Los Angeles Times described the team as “one of the more influential law and lobbyist firms” in Sacramento, while The Sacramento Bee called the team “one of the Capitol’s elite.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.