ATLANTA – Oct. 29, 2019 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Janna S. Nugent and Natasha L. Wilson and Of Counsel Seleta M. Griffin will participate in panel discussions at the Women, Diversity & Law: Awareness Into Action Summit, taking place in Atlanta on Oct. 30, at Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station. Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the event.
The conference is part of The Women in Law Summit Series and consists of networking and learning opportunities that explore how to create lasting change for women and minorities in the legal profession.
Nugent, co-chair of the Atlanta Business Litigation Group, will speak as part of a panel titled, "Career Transitions: From Associate to Partner, Law Firm to In-House." The discussion will explore the challenges of professional transition periods—whether from associate to partner, or outside to in-house counsel—and offer guidance for those contemplating, entering, or experiencing a change in position.
Wilson serves as co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice's Complex Employment Litigation & Trials group and co-chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice and will participate in a panel discussion titled, "Women of Color in Law: The Changing Landscape." The session will address why so few minority women make it to equity partnership in Big Law or to the c-suite of major corporations.
Griffin is a member of the firm's Litigation practice. She will participate in a panel titled, "Increasing Diversity In-House & at Law Firms: The Role We All Play," which will discuss why the legal field is lagging behind other industries in the arena of diverse leadership.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, 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. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.