CHICAGO – Nov. 26, 2018 – Tiffany S. Fordyce and Lorraine M. Tyson, shareholders in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, have been recognized on Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2018 Notable Minority Lawyers list. The list spotlights minority lawyers in Chicago who have made significant impact within the legal community, as well as contributions to the business community as a whole.
According to the publication, the 58 lawyers who were chosen this year “are leading the legal profession, in Illinois and beyond. Through their practices and pro bono work, they are advancing the causes of justice and equality. Their stories also reveal that they are mentoring a diverse generation of lawyers to join them on this path.”
Fordyce is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Group. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment. Her employment litigation practice includes virtually all types of discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, and WARN Act claims. She defends both single plaintiff and class action employment cases, and represents employers in federal, state and administrative courts, as well as before administrative agencies. She is a board member of the Women’s Bar Foundation, a member of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association, and sits on the board of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.
Tyson focuses her practice on corporate finance, privatization, and public finance transactions. She represents insurance companies, pension funds, banks, finance companies, and other institutional investors on corporate finance transactions. She has acted as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, remarketing agent counsel, issuer's counsel, or letter of credit counsel in connection with financings by the City of Chicago; the State of Illinois; the Regional Transportation Authority; the Illinois Finance Authority; the Illinois Housing Development Authority; Cook County, Illinois; and the Board of Education of the City of Chicago. She has also advised clients on various types of tax-exempt and taxable bonds. She is the vice chair of Governors State University Board of Trustees, a past director of the boards of directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and Women in Public Finance, chair of NABL’s diversity committee and co-chair of the Women’s Resource Group of the firm’s Chicago office.
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 – Chicago: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 160 today. Lawyers in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.
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.