NEW YORK – June 8, 2018 – Shareholder Henry M. Greenberg, of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, assumed the role of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) president-elect, effective June 1. He will serve a one-year term as president-elect before becoming NYSBA president, June 1, 2019.
“It’s an honor to serve the lawyers of New York and I look forward to working alongside NYSBA President, Michael Miller, as we advance the organization’s mission during this exciting time of change and innovation in the legal profession,” Greenberg said.
The NYSBA is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Greenberg has been active within the NYSBA for more than 20 years, beginning in the Young Lawyers Section. He is chair of the Committee on the New York State Constitution, vice-president of the 3rd Judicial District, and a member of the Executive Committee and House of Delegates. He also was chair of the Committee on Court Structure and Operations, Legislative Policy Committee, Special Committee on Law School Loan Assistance for the Public Interest, and Committee on Attorneys in Public Service.
“We are proud of Hank and know he will continue to be a great asset to the NYSBA and our firm. His efforts represent the commitment Greenberg Traurig lawyers have to giving back to the legal profession and the communities we serve,” said Greenberg Traurig Co-President Hilarie Bass who currently serves as President of the American Bar Association.
Greenberg serves on a number of professional committees and other bodies. He is counsel to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, which nominates New York’s Court of Appeals Judges; chairs the Third Department Judicial Screening Committee and the New York State Fair Advisory Board; and is a member of the State Judicial Screening Committee, Judicial Task Force on the New York State Constitution and the State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol. He is also vice chair of Statewide Programming for The Historical Society of the New York Courts, among others.
Greenberg concentrates his practice on civil litigation, criminal and civil investigations, health law matters, and regulatory and administrative law. He has previously served as Counsel to New York State Attorney General (now Governor) Andrew M. Cuomo, Counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of New York State, an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Northern District of New York, and law clerk to then Associate Judge (later Chief Judge), Judith S. Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals.
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: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.