Greenberg Traurig Honored for Diversity & Inclusion at CMCP’s 29th Annual Business Conference

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 12, 2018—Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a longtime advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, was honored as a finalist for the Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm award by California Minority Counsel Program (CMPC), a non-profit dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal field by providing attorneys of color with opportunity and access for professional and business development. The firm was recognized at the CMCP’s 29th Annual Business Conference, held Oct. 10-12 in San Francisco.

Greenberg Traurig’s Michael H. Davis and Philip I. Person served on this year’s Conference Planning Committee, and Natassia Kwan, recognized among the American Bar Association’s 2018 “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers,” sits on the Ambassador’s Council. Greenberg Traurig has been a member of CMCP since 2012, and a sponsor of its annual Business Conference since 2015.

On Oct. 11, Davis spoke in a panel discussion titled “Keeping it real on Business Development.” Panelists shared perspectives on overcoming race, gender, and culture-related issues in cultivating business. Also on Oct. 11, Person helped coordinate and led a breakout discussion during the session titled, “Power Up Your Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Best Practices and Innovative Approaches for Maximum Impact.” On Oct. 12, Person also coordinated a “Speed Mentoring” session, in which mentees had the opportunity to meet with a diverse panel of accomplished attorney mentors in a round-robin format, seven minutes each.

In addition to Person, Davis, and Kwan, Greenberg Traurig attorneys from various offices attended the conference, including: Greenberg Traurig CEO Brian L. Duffy; San Francisco Managing Shareholder and Silicon Valley Co-Managing Shareholder G. Michelle Ferreira; Silicon Valley Shareholder Magan Pritam Ray; Los Angeles Shareholders Candice E. Kim, and William Wong; San Francisco Associates Brenda L. Rosales, and Jane Kim; Sacramento Associate Shiran Zohar; Los Angeles Associates Radha D.S. Kulkarni, Attashin Safari, and Michael A. Augustin; Orange County Associate Jennifer Yoon Jee Kim; and Los Angeles law clerk Ranika S. Morales.


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: www.gtlaw.com;  Twitter: @GT_Law.