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Greenberg Traurig Attorney Elected Vice Chair of Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Board

PHOENIX – Aug. 2, 2016 – Nicole M. Goodwin, a 15-year legal veteran, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and chair of the firm’s Phoenix Litigation Practice, has been elected vice chair of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) Board of Directors.                                                                                   

Goodwin has been involved with SARRC since 2007 and also chairs the Governance Committee. As vice chair, Goodwin helps lead the Board and provide strategic input and fiduciary oversight of the nonprofit organization.

“Nicole has consistently been a champion for families, specifically those outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area and in underserved communities,” said Daniel Openden, SARRC’s President & CEO. “Nicole is an impactful leader in our community and has supported initiatives such as the expansion of SARRC’s inclusive Community School, development of new diagnostic tools, and a partnership with sister nonprofit, First Place AZ®, a first of its kind residential initiative for adults with autism.”

Additionally, Goodwin has been named administrative shareholder of the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig. As administrative shareholder, Goodwin will assist in building the firm’s presence as the “Go To” law firm in the Valley, mentoring younger lawyers, and enhancing the firm’s recruiting and business development efforts.

“Nicole exemplifies the firm’s culture of ‘servant leadership.’ She demonstrates true commitment and a willingness to give back to the both our firm and community on a daily basis,” said Bruce E. Macdonough, managing shareholder of the Phoenix office. “Nicole is an inspiration to colleagues, clients, and all those who know her.”

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Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is an internationally recognized, community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment and community outreach. SARRC is one of the only autism organizations in the world that provides a lifetime of services for individuals and their families while conducting cutting-edge research. For more information, visit

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