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Greenberg Traurig Earns “A” in Diversity

AUSTIN – August 30, 2017 – The Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received an “A” in the just-released 2016 Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card.

“I’m particularly proud of this achievement for our office, especially with the increased difficulty of the new standards,” said Austin Administrative Shareholder, Gregory J. Casas. “Each year, Sandra Gonzalez spearheads our participation, and we appreciate her dedication to showcasing our efforts to reflect the Austin community in our office.”

“Our firm’s leadership promotes and welcomes diversity from the top down,” said Sandra D. Gonzalez, Austin shareholder. “We in the Austin office are fortunate to have a unique and multifarious group of attorneys that continues to grow and evolve, which makes for a truly enjoyable and collaborative work environment.”

The committee coordinating the report consists of representatives from the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Austin Asian American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Austin, the Austin LGBT Bar Association, and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association.

Greenberg Traurig was among 29 of the largest law firms in Austin requested to participate in the report card survey, of which 25 submitted responses and were then evaluated and provided a grade. This year, 13 firms earned “A” grades. Grading is determined by both percentage of minority attorneys and percentage of minority partners in each firm, acknowledging firms who retain and promote minority attorneys.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas
Greenberg Traurig has more than 125 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative
As a leader among Am Law 100 firms, Greenberg Traurig, LLP has developed a workforce that welcomes, supports, and reflects the communities we represent. On the 2017 ALM Diversity Scorecard, the firm has the most African American partners and Hispanic American attorneys and is among the top 10 for number of minority attorneys. The firm is among the top five for number of female partners on the 2017 ALM Women’s Scorecard and has a score of 100% on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Diversity is in our DNA.

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 second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.