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Greenberg Traurig Elevates 3 Attorneys in Houston

Houston – March 14, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated David R. Eastlake and David Parker to shareholder, and Adelaida Vasquez to of counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig elevated 42 attorneys to shareholder from 21 of the firm’s offices and 14 practice areas. Female attorneys make up 50 percent of the firm’s 2018 new shareholder class. In Texas, where the firm has more than 125 attorneys serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, there were five elevations state-wide.

“We are committed to developing and advancing lawyers who represent the future of the firm. We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued growth,” said Shari L. Heyen and Kent Newsome, Houston co-managing shareholders, in a joint statement. “This group has significant experience in individual areas key to meeting the needs of our clients in Texas and beyond. Restructuring, real estate development, and international compliance matters have important synergies and their continuously expanding experience serves this office and clients firmwide well.”

Eastlake focuses his practice on the representation of debtors-in-possession, official and ad hoc committees, significant creditors, and secured lenders in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases, Chapter 7 liquidations, out-of-court restructurings, and commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. His experience includes representing purchasers and sellers of assets of Chapter 11 debtors and financially distressed companies, negotiating debtors-in-possession financing, and drafting reorganization plans and disclosure statements. In addition, he has experience in corporate transactions and corporate governance, including commercial financings, oil and gas transactions, and other general corporate matters. Eastlake’s representations have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, real estate, financial services, telecommunication, and cable.

Parker focuses his practice on real estate development, leasing, and the acquisition, disposition, construction, and financing of various real estate projects. His representative clients vary widely across numerous industries, including oilfield services, health care, retail, and industrial, residential, office, and mixed-use developments. His leasing practice involves the representation of both lessors and lessees in commercial leases, including office and industrial. Parker’s clients vary in size and scope from individuals and startups to multibillion-dollar corporations, and he has handled numerous transactions regionally as well as nationally.

Vasquez focuses her practice on international compliance matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. Vasquez assists clients in designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and assists in compliance investigations. She also provides comprehensive compliance training to management, employees, and third parties. Her experience includes conducting in-country risk assessments and compliance program enhancements around the world, including Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.