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John Richards to Speak at Reaching Out MBA 2019 Conference

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2019 John R. Richards, a shareholder in the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) 2019 Conference on Oct. 10 – 12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the annual event.

Richards, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice, will provide opening remarks to and participate in a panel titled, "Promoting LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace: From Policy to Practice" on Oct. 11 at 10:45 a.m. He will be joined by Ryan McLean, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Biogen; Sandye Taylor, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, RBC Capital Markets; and Beck Bailey, Director, Workplace Equality Program, Human Rights Campaign. The panelists will discuss how their respective companies have implemented policies to support the rights of LGBTQ employees and how they have translated those policies to practice. They will also address changes that have been made to support and protect LGBTQ employees in the post #MeToo era.

ROMBA is an annual LGBTQ MBA and graduate conference that educates, inspires, and connects the next generation of LGBTQ leaders. According to the conference website, the three-day event has grown over the past 11 years to an 1,800-person conference and Reaching Out has become a year-round, operating non-profit organization with over a dozen unique programs dedicated to impacting change in the workplace and creating leaders.

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: 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: Twitter: @GT_Law.