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Michael G. Cooke Re-Appointed to Florida Bar Practice Certification Committee

TAMPA, FL – May 15, 2018 – Michael G. Cooke, an attorney in the Tampa Environmental Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been re-appointed to the State & Federal Government Administrative Practice Certification Committee of The Florida Bar from 2018-2019.

As a member of the certification committee, Cooke will help to determine the requirements for certification in the State & Federal Government Administrative practice. In addition, the committee members are involved in reviewing applications for certification and considering challenges to certification examination results. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of an attorney’s competency and experience within an area of law, as well as an attorney’s commitment to professionalism and ethics in practice. More than 5,010 Florida lawyers are recognized as specialists in one or more of 26 certification areas.

“I have been working with the State & Federal Government Administrative Practice Certification Committee of The Florida Bar since 2016 and I am looking forward to completing another term,” said Cooke. “As a certified specialist in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice, I am eager to help further develop the recognition standards for future certified practitioners,” Cooke said.

At Greenberg Traurig, Cooke concentrates his practice in administrative law, including environmental, utility and land use law. He represents industrial, agricultural, banking, government, and developer clients on matters involving clean air, climate change, electric generating facilities, renewable energy, telecommunications, utility plant and transmission line siting, water and wastewater issues.

About Greenberg Traurig – Tampa

The Tampa office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. represents clients in a broad array of civil and white-collar litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts—including complex and high-stakes trials—in Florida, around the country, and on a cross-border basis. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, intellectual property & technology, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with the firm's six other Florida offices to provide seamless statewide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Six Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News–Best Law Firms®.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. One firm worldwide, GT—for the 11th consecutive year—has the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018) and is among the Litigation Standout firms in the BTI Consulting Group’s Litigation Report: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms (2018). We are proud to have earned a No. 1 Ranking, African American Partners, and No. 1 Ranking, Hispanic American Partners, on The American Lawyer’s 2017 Diversity Scorecard, and to be listed among the Top 5, Number of Female Partners, Women’s Scorecard, The National Law Journal (2017). Our firm also has a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (2017).