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Houston Business Journal Chooses Mary-Olga Lovett for its 2018 'Women Who Mean Business' List

HOUSTON – Sept. 13, 2018 –Mary-Olga Lovett, Senior Vice President of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named to the Houston Business Journal’s 2018 list of Women Who Mean Business in Houston.

Lovett is one of only six lawyers earning recognition in the “Outstanding Leaders in Law” category. The publication selected 56 women in various business categories.

“We are very proud of Mo’s continued development as a lawyer, a businessperson and a leader, and of her commitment to serving our clients,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig. “It is great to see this recognition of her special passion for both women’s issues and the excellence and cultural values of our robust Houston and other Texas offices--Texas is one of our most important growth markets.”

“I am incredibly honored to receive this distinction among so many strong leaders in Houston,” Lovett said. “And I’m so proud of the women and men of GT for supporting programs Greenberg Traurig has implemented to further the careers of our talented group of women attorneys. I’m excited to see our firm continue its critical focus on recruiting, mentoring retaining, and advancing women lawyers.”

A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Lovett also is a founding member of Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Business Forum. Lovett has been trying lawsuits for nearly 25 years, and her practice covers a broad range of business and intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts across the country. She has led multiple workshops focused on mentoring and exploring the work of women in male-dominated environments, with a special emphasis on developing women as first-chair trial lawyers.

In 2017, Lovett was selected “Best in Patent” by Euromoney Legal Media Group for its Americas Women in Business Law Awards. In 2016 and 2018, Super Lawyers magazine named her to its lists of Top 100 Lawyers in Houston and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, and in 2016, as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas.

Now in its third year, the Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award recognizes the city’s most successful female business leaders in for-profit and nonprofit industries. Three judges select and review nominees based on career achievements, contribution to the company and city success, community involvement, and leadership. A full list of honorees can be found at this link. The women will be honored during an awards reception at the Hilton Americas Hotel on Oct. 18 and will be featured in a special section of the publication’s Oct. 19 issue.

About Greenberg Traurig – Texas: Greenberg Traurig has more than 125 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

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.