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Greenberg Traurig Sponsors, Participates in CCWC Annual Career Strategies Conference

NEW YORK – Oct. 10, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is sponsoring Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s (CCWC) 14th Annual Career Strategies Conference. Shareholders Johnine P. Barnes, Obiamaka P. Madubuko, Nikki Lewis Simon, and Natasha L. Wilson will participate in the conference as panel speakers Oct. 10.

CCWC is a not-for-profit organization of women attorneys of color who have created a network to facilitate networking and promote career advancement of in-house women of color, as well as diversity and inclusion throughout the legal profession.

During the conference’s General Counsel Training Boot Camp, Barnes, Wilson, Simon, and Madubuko will each speak in breakout sessions:

  • Breakout 1: Barnes will speak on the panel “For Generation X: 10 Strategies to Identify Your Next Career Step”
  • Breakout 2: Wilson will discuss “How to Foster Healthy and Impactful Relationships With Those You Work With”
  • Breakout 5: Simon is a panelist on “5 Ways to Transition Out of the Law to Pursue an Alternative Career”
  • Breakout 7: Madubuko will present on “Image Is Everything: 5 Business Etiquette Strategies”

For the past 50 years, 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.

Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Barnes’ practice focuses on litigating and defending administrative claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination based on age, race, sex, and disability; wrongful discharge and breach of contract issues; and client compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other federal and state statutes governing employment.

Madubuko, a litigation shareholder in the firm’s New York office, focuses her practice on anti-corruption and fraud matters and advises U.S.-based companies doing business in international markets.

Simon serves as the firm’s director of client development and corporate social responsibility. As part of this evolving role, Simon works to strategically align the firm’s diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives with client needs, as well as to expand the current efforts of the firm’s diversity initiatives in collaboration with cross-firm stakeholders.

Wilson, based in the firm’s Atlanta office, is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials Group and co-chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice. She devotes her legal practice to representing management in all aspects of employment law, from prevention and compliance issues to arbitration and litigation.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community.

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.