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Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta Office, Ernest Greer to be Honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle at Diversity and Inclusion Awards

ATLANTA – Oct. 23, 2018 – The Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be honored for “Outstanding Diversity in an Organization” at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Awards set for Nov. 15. Ernest L. Greer, Co-President of the firm and longtime leader in the Atlanta office, will be honored as a “Corporate Diversity Champion.”

“Our firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion radiates through our people, because to us, diversity is personal – it is who we are,” Greer said. “Diversity is in our DNA; it is one of the pillars on which our firm was founded. We are proud of our roots, and we have a profound dedication to creating an environment where attorneys and staff of all backgrounds are included.”

According to their website, the awards “honor organizations and individuals in metro Atlanta that are navigating the terrain of inclusion in a time of increasing social change and acceptance of all people.”

“Our creative, talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences give multiple perspectives, make us strong, and make us who we are,” Atlanta Managing Shareholder Theodore I. Blum added. “Ernest is passionate about creating change and supporting the growth and development of anyone, no matter where they come from, as long as they work hard.”

Before becoming Co-President of Greenberg Traurig, Greer served as a Vice President of the firm (2013-2015) and as the Atlanta office's Managing Shareholder for nearly a decade. He is also closely involved with the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, which focuses on nurturing diversity and creating an environment where differences are embraced.

“We are honored to have women and ethnically and gender diverse individuals in a wide range of key roles, contributing to the mosaic we are so proud of,” said Greenberg Traurig Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Duffy. “Ernest’s executive leadership, as well as firmwide collaborative support, have been pivotal in Greenberg Traurig investing in the recruitment, development, advancement, and retention of a diverse group of attorneys and staff.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT 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 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.