NEW YORK – May 3, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 15 women shortlisted for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s annual “Americas Women in Business Law Awards.” In addition, the firm was shortlisted in 10 firmwide categories. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Essex House in New York.
According to the Euromoney website, firm, country, and regional winners are chosen on their ability to support the development of women in the legal profession and provide a work/life program that empowers women to pursue legal careers. Criteria include the ratio of female-to-male lawyers (at all levels of seniority), the retention of women associates to partner level, and relevant diversity initiatives. Individual winners are judged on their professional accomplishments as well as advocacy and influence within their field over the last 12 months. Awards are also given for pro bono work.
In 2015, Greenberg Traurig’s Mary F. Voce won in the Best in Tax category, and 10 of its attorneys were shortlisted for 10 Euromoney awards, including two firmwide categories, “Best International Firm Latin America Practice” and “Best International Mentoring Program.”
For 2016, the firm was shortlisted in the following categories:
Best International Firm for Women in Business Law:
Greenberg Traurig Women’s Initiative (GTWI) fosters the success of women attorneys, strengthens the firm’s culture, contributes to the firm’s financial health, and better serves firm clients. GTWI focuses its efforts on leading by example. This includes hiring, retaining, advancing, and integrating women attorneys. By making this of utmost importance, the firm has created opportunities for these women to be role models for others aspiring to be in the legal industry.
Best International Firm for Diversity:
Since its founding, Greenberg Traurig has made a commitment to cultivating a work environment emphasizing diversity and inclusion. For decades, the firm has fostered this commitment through its Diversity Initiative. The responsibility and success of this initiative relies on Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys’ commitment and dedication to nurture diversity and continue to create an environment where differences are embraced and utilized creatively.
Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work:
Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig regularly advises on matters as wide-reaching as human rights and economic development to as personal as domestic violence, children’s issues, and immigration. A signature part of the firm’s pro bono program’s focus is on issues impacting women. These efforts are supported by dedicated Greenberg Traurig attorneys in partnership with numerous organizations. Significant partnerships include Equal Justice Works, Her Justice, Incarcerated Mothers Law Project, Girls in Tech, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia.
Best International Firm Latin America Practice:
Greenberg Traurig’s prominent Latin America and Iberian Practice spans across 15 offices, bringing together multilingual and multicultural lawyers located in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.
Best International Mentoring Program:
Greenberg Traurig’s Associate Development Program provides a comprehensive support system to enhance an associate’s career at the firm. Although offered to all associates, GTWI benefits from this program as it ensures women associates, specifically, receive the guidance, support, and in-depth business development training they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive legal market.
Best Law Firm:
Greenberg Traurig was shortlisted in five different regions as a Best Law Firm based on the ratio of male to women attorneys in each office at every level: associate, of counsel, and shareholder. In addition, according to Euromoney, this selection is also based on Greenberg Traurig’s overall firm submissions. The firm was recognized in the following locations:
- Best Firm, Latin America –Mexico
- Best Firm, North America – Midwest
- Best Firm, North America – Northeast
- Best Firm, North America – US South
- Best Firm, North America – US West
Greenberg Traurig women attorneys were shortlisted in the following categories:
- Best in Environment – Kerri L. Barsh
- Best in Insolvency & Restructuring – Nancy A. Mitchell
- Best in Life Sciences – Lori G. Cohen
- Best in Litigation – Hilarie Bass
- Best in Mergers & Acquisitions – Patricia Menéndez-Cambó
- Best in Patent – Mary-Olga Lovett
- Best in Real Estate – Nancy B. Lash
- Best in Tax – Mary F. Voce
- Best in Tax Dispute Resolution – G. Michelle Ferreira and Barbara T. Kaplan
- Best in Trademark – Susan L. Heller
- Best in Wealth Management – Linda B. Hirschson and Diana S.C. Zeydel
- Intellectual Property Rising Star – Julie P. Bookbinder
- Tax Rising Star – Erika G. Litvak
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: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.