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Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix Office Hosts ‘Celebration of Pro Bono’ Event

PHOENIX – Oct. 24, 2019 – The Phoenix office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a Celebration of Pro Bono luncheon, featuring special guests Congressman Greg Stanton and Greenberg Traurig pro bono client Makulang Machick Chan, a 13-year-old orphan from war-torn South Sudan. 

Chang arrived in the U.S. in early September, as a result of the efforts of Greenberg Traurig attorneys John A. Shumate and Nicole Goodwin, and with the assistance of the Office of Congressman Stanton and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). 

“We were grateful to join Congressman Stanton in welcoming Makulang to the U.S.,” said Goodwin, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office. “At Greenberg Traurig, we are proud to provide pro bono assistance to individuals and groups across a wide spectrum of areas ranging from political asylum to criminal appeals. We view pro bono work as both a privilege and opportunity to give back by providing high quality legal services to the underrepresented.”

The event celebrated Greenberg Traurig’s pro bono efforts and surprised Chan with a laptop and school supplies for the 2019 school year. The event coincided with the National Celebration of Pro Bono, held every year in October.  

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness. 

About Greenberg Traurig:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 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