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American Law Institute Elects Greenberg Traurig Texas Shareholder Demetrius G. McDaniel as New Member

AUSTIN – Dec. 27, 2018 Demetrius G. McDaniel, Texas Co-Regional Operating Shareholder and Chair of the Texas Government Law & Policy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been elected into one of the most respected legal organizations in the country—the American Law Institute.

Membership in this exclusive group is obtained only through a rigorous nomination and review process. McDaniel’s selection was based on his professional excellence, achievements, and contributions toward the field of law. Highly knowledgeable in governmental and public policy matters, McDaniel advises Fortune 500 and other business clients on important federal and state public policy issues.

“This is a special honor and I am delighted to join the membership of the American Law Institute. Given that only a select few national and Texas legal luminaries are privileged to be members of ALI, my being elected to membership is indeed gratifying,” said McDaniel.

The American Law Institute is known as the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to modernize and improve the law. The Institute drafts, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law, which are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal education.

The Institute’s members can influence the development of the law while working with eminent lawyers, judges, and academics. Membership is limited to 3,000 legal and academic thought leaders.

About the American Law Institute:

The American Law Institute was founded in 1923 following a study conducted by a group of prominent U.S. judges, lawyers, and teachers known as "The Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for the Improvement of the Law." The Committee believed two primary defects existed in American law – its uncertainty and its complexity – and this produced a “general dissatisfaction with the administration of justice.” For more information about the Institute’s work and mission, visit

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