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Greenberg Traurig Elevates 5 Attorneys in Texas

DALLAS – March 20, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated David R. Eastlake, Elizabeth Ross Hadley, Bina Palnitkar, and David Parker to shareholder, and Adelaida Vasquez to of counsel in Texas where the firm has more than 125 attorneys, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of this talented group of individuals,” said Mary-Olga Lovett, Greenberg Traurig co-regional operating shareholder of Texas based in Houston. “These lawyers represent the future of our firm and we look forward to seeing them carry on our unique culture of global collaboration with their colleagues in the years ahead.”

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.

“These elevations reflect Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers so that they become tomorrow’s business and legal leaders,” said Demetrius McDaniel, co-regional operating shareholder Greenberg Traurig in Texas based in Austin. “We congratulate each of them and wish them much success in their new roles.”

Austin Office
Hadley focuses her practice on government law and policy and litigation matters. Her government law and policy practice focuses on legislative, regulatory, and policy issues, including insurance regulation, economic development, technology, health care policy, and campaign finance compliance in Texas. In addition to representing clients before the Texas legislature, she has legislative and agency experience having worked previously in the U.S. Senate, the Texas State Senate, and the Texas Department of Agriculture. Hadley’s litigation experience includes the representation of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in products liability matters, insurance companies, financial institutions, health care providers, public and private corporations, and state governmental entities. She has wide-ranging trial experience in state and federal courts in Texas and Mississippi, including first and second chair in jury and bench trials, motions practice, discovery and mediation.

Dallas Office
Palnitkar is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice focuses on resolving complex business and intellectual property disputes through litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. She has a national and international practice that is tailored to the needs and expectations of her clients. She has broad experience handling breach of contract, trademark infringement litigation, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, international FCPA compliance matters, medical malpractice defense for health care entities, fraud, tortious interference, and theft of trade secrets. Palnitkar’s practical experience and approach to dispute resolution covers a number of disciplines and industries, including health care, start-up firms, and technology.

Houston Office

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 start-ups 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.