Ernest Greer, Co-President of Greenberg Traurig, Hosts Out Leadership VIP Reception in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Nov. 9, 2018 – Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, hosted the Out Leadership Atlanta VIP Reception Nov. 1.

The event, held at the firm’s Atlanta office, focused on LGBT+ as a business driver in Atlanta and the South. A panel discussion with regional executive leaders discussed the importance of equality and inclusion in the workplace.

“Diversity and inclusion are fundamentally important to Greenberg Traurig,” Greer said. “It is a way of life for us, and it has been since the beginning because it is the cornerstone on which the firm was built. Our diverse culture contributes perspectives that furnish our success. We understand the challenges of diversity, and we are proud of our relationship with Out Leadership and our commitment to create opportunities and a sense of harmony for diverse individuals within our firm and the community.”

Greenberg Traurig Labor and Employment Shareholder John R. Richards has been a member of the Out In Law Leadership Council since 2015.

“Through organizations like Out Leadership, members of the LGBT+ community, as well as other diverse groups, are encouraged to be their authentic selves,” Richards added. “I am honored to be part of an organization that is focused making equality a priority and on accelerating diverse talent in businesses.”

Greenberg Traurig is a 2018 Global Sponsor of Out Leadership, which is a global LGBT+ business network that provides guiding principles for many of the world’s top business leaders to understand the positive business impacts of inclusion. The firm’s CEO Brian L. Duffy is on the Out Leadership Global Advisory Board, and several Out Leadership events, including Senior Leader Summits, have been hosted by Greenberg Traurig since 2015.

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.