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Greenberg Traurig's Wendy Johnson Lario Named Among New Jersey Law Journal's Top Women in the Law

MORRISTOWN – Oct. 16, 2018 – Wendy Johnson Lario, shareholder and chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s New Jersey Labor & Employment Practice, has been named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of its 2018 Top Women in the Law. According to the publication, the female attorneys who are listed as Top Women in the Law have influenced the law and legal profession in exceptional ways over the last two years.

“We are incredibly proud of Wendy for her well-deserved recognition as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Top Women in the Law,” said Philip R. Sellinger and David Jay, co-managing shareholders of the firm’s New Jersey office, in a joint statement. “She is a remarkable leader and mentor at Greenberg Traurig and in the local community.”

Lario represents employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblowing, among others. She appears regularly in federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York and defends employers against charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and the New York Division of Human Rights. She also provides advice and training to management and in-house counsel on various employment issues.

Lario is active in many professional organizations including the Litigation Counsel of America; the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association; and Seton Hall University School of Law, Board of Visitors, where she serves as vice chair.

Lario was recently listed in Lawdragon and Human Resources Executive® magazine, "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers - Top 100." She has also been listed in various legal publications including Chambers USA Guide, The Legal 500 United States, and The Best Lawyers in America. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Duke University.

About Greenberg Traurig — New Jersey: Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown to more than 70 attorneys since its founding in 2002. The office’s experienced litigators provide advice and representation in virtually every area of litigation, including class actions, complex commercial and construction cases and white collar criminal defense. The corporate and financial services attorneys, whose clients include numerous major commercial banks and finance companies in the New York/New Jersey area, handle a wide variety of matters, including sophisticated loan transactions and workouts, mergers and acquisitions, and business reorganizations and restructurings. Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office also has a robust IP and patent prosecution practice. Other areas of practice include labor and employment, real estate, immigration, franchise law, tax, trusts and estates, and energy and infrastructure.

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, LLP: 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.