NEW YORK – August 6, 2018 – Bina Palnitkar, a shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected as a Law360 Trials Rising Star for 2018. This year, Law360 recognized 168 attorneys under 40, chosen out of 1,200 entries for their outstanding legal talent and career achievements.
“Bina has a level of drive and dedication that her colleagues at Greenberg Traurig and clients appreciate. Despite her top-notch performance and formidable record of accomplishments, she never stops pushing to get more done,” said Lori G. Cohen, co-chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice, chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group, and chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice.
Palnitkar was selected for her remarkable achievements in Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office, as well as her commitment to pro bono and volunteer work. She is acclaimed for her ability to think quickly and creatively under pressure, her passion for diversity in the legal and overall community, and her exceptional courtroom proficiency.
As an associate, Palnitkar began building a book of business and started honing her legal skills. These skills led her to first-chair a trial on behalf of a firm client while she was still an associate, demonstrating both her technical skills and out-of-the-box strategy.
Palnitkar is dedicated to pro bono work and to improving the community around her. Among her most meaningful contributions is Mahila, a nonprofit she created to help impoverished women in India start their own businesses. Mahila raised $80,000 in the first few months, directly impacting the lives of more than 20,000 people. Palnitkar also devotes significant time to projects involving cancer, a cause about which she is deeply passionate.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs goals.
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.