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3 Shareholders Recognized as 2017 Washingtonian Top Lawyers

WASHINGTON – Dec. 27, 2017 – Three Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders have been included in Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list featured in the Dec. 2017 issue. Laura Foote Reiff and Martha J. Schoonover, shareholders in the firm’s Northern Virginia office, were again recognized for their immigration work. Michael J. Schaengold, shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office, was recognized for his government contracts work.

According to the Washingtonian, this biennial list features approximately 700 attorneys across 21 practice areas. The list is compiled through research and nominations vetted by the publication’s editorial staff.

“We are incredibly proud of Laura, Martha, and Mike’s recognition by Washingtonian magazine as the top professionals in their respective legal practices,” Laura Metcoff Klaus, Washington D.C. office co-managing shareholder, and Michael R. Sklaire, Northern Virginia office co-managing shareholder, said in a joint statement. “They each have their finger on the pulse of issues critical to the firm’s clients, both locally in the Washington, D.C. area, and nationwide.”

Reiff, co-chair of the Immigration & Compliance Practice, focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. She advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 eligibility employment verification matters. Reiff has been named to the Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers list since 2013.

Schoonover, co-chair of the Immigration & Compliance Practice, focuses her practice on business immigration matters and assists employers in obtaining temporary, nonimmigrant visas for business persons, managers and executives, treaty investors and traders, professionals (including researchers and scientists, engineers, computer professionals, and business professionals), exchange visitors, students, and crew members working on the Outer Continental Shelf. She has been named to the Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers list since 2009.

Schaengold, co-chair of the firm’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice, focuses his practice on government contracts litigation and counseling, and on appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His substantial government contracts dispute and bid protest experience includes litigation of major cases before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the federal Boards of Contract Appeals.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia Office

Greenberg Traurig’s clients rely on the more than 40 attorneys in the firm’s Northern Virginia office for multifaceted, broad-based legal services. Team members’ primary goal is to assist clients in addressing their legal needs, locally, regionally, or on a global scale. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the region, or across to Europe, the UK, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. And when a matter requires it, they do not hesitate to utilize the firm’s full slate of cross border resources. Clients come to the Northern Virginia office for their corporate and securities matters, real estate transactions, wealth management and tax planning, business immigration compliance, labor and employment issues, litigation cases, and government contract needs, among others. These include the top decision makers at tech companies headquartered in the region, as well as government contractors, health care organizations, high net worth individuals, and developers. Most of the firm’s Northern Virginia attorneys are admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Office

Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office is home to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and governmental affairs professionals with strategic experience helping companies of all sizes to navigate the federal government. The office’s work encompasses governmental affairs, federal procurement, global trade and investment, health and FDA business, litigation, government contracts, antitrust, insurance recovery and advisory, energy, telecommunications, real estate, intellectual property, representation of foreign governments, and national defense and homeland security. Greenberg Traurig’s clients range from the federal defense sector to energy, telecommunications, and health care companies, which the firm represents before government agencies, regulatory bodies, Congress, and the courts. The firm’s Washington, D.C. attorneys are also involved in handling a wide range of regulatory, corporate, and finance work for clients in these industries.

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 is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.