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Profiles in Diversity Journal Selects Greenberg Traurig’s Johnine Barnes among 2018 ‘Women Worth Watching’

WASHINGTON — Sept. 17, 2018 — Johnine P. Barnes, a shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was selected as one of the 2018 “Women Worth Watching” award winners by Profiles in Diversity Journal. The award recognizes “trailblazers leading the way to excellence in the workplace, marketplace, and the world.” Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors.

“We are thrilled that Johnine has been recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal,” said Laura Metcoff Klaus and Robert Mangas, co-managing shareholders of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “Greenberg Traurig recognizes diversity as an asset and believes that we succeed when our workforce reflects the communities we represent.”

Based in Washington DC, Barnes' practice focuses on litigating and defending administrative claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination based on age, race, sex and disability; wrongful discharge and breach of contract issues; and client compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal and state statutes governing employment. She is experienced in counseling and representing companies, government agencies and associations on labor law issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as analogous state statutes, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Barnes has extensive business litigation experience in non-compete agreements, contract disputes, trade secrets, international disputes, white collar crimes, property interest disputes and legislative matters.

Barnes has received numerous other recognitions in a wide range of areas. She has been listed in Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, (2012 -2013, 2015-2018); recognized in The Legal 500 United States, for "Labor and Employment" (2013-2016 and 2018); a member of the team that was a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year" in 2011 and 2013; recognized as “Outstanding Outside Counsel of the Year" by the National Bar Association's (NBA) Commercial Law Section, and awarded the NBA's Presidential Award, among others.

From its inception more than 50 years ago, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office is home to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and governmental affairs professionals with strategic experience helping companies of all sizes to navigate the federal government. The office’s work encompasses governmental affairs, federal procurement, global trade and investment, health and FDA business, litigation, government contracts, antitrust, insurance recovery and advisory, energy, telecommunications, real estate, intellectual property, representation of foreign governments, and national defense and homeland security. Greenberg Traurig’s clients range from the federal defense sector to energy, telecommunications, and health care companies, which the firm represents before government agencies, regulatory bodies, Congress, and the courts. The firm’s Washington, D.C. attorneys are also involved in handling a wide range of regulatory, corporate, and finance work for clients in these industries.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: 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.