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Greenberg Traurig Adds Corporate Attorney David Yates in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Nov. 8, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the strategic growth of its Corporate Practice with the addition of David R. Yates as a shareholder in the firm’s Atlanta office. Yates joins from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

Yates’ practice focuses on international and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, and strategic transactions. He represents a broad range of publicly owned and privately held U.S. and foreign companies. Yates has been involved in a number of significant business transactions, including those involving cross-border complexities, and he regularly represents foreign clients in connection with U.S. acquisitions, as well as domestic companies in connection with their international expansion and divestitures.

“We are excited to add another lawyer of David’s caliber to our group,” Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta office and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Corporate Practice Theodore I. Blum said. “David’s experience with domestic and global transactions will add to our collaborative approach and expand our capabilities to ensure we provide the best comprehensive services for our clients.”

“I was drawn by Greenberg Traurig’s strong global platform, considering the essence of my client base,” Yates said. “I am excited to join a dynamic team of professionals with which I can collaborate and prosper, as well as to join this prestigious firm composed of lawyers and offices across the world.”

Yates received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, his MBA from the University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business, and his B.A. from Yale University.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors

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.