Austin – Feb. 13, 2019 – Shareholders Karen Kennard, Demetrius McDaniel, and Dale Wainwright of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named recipients of the Austin Black Business’ 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Super Lawyer Awards.
Presented annually, the Top 10 honors African American professionals in the legal field who have achieved professional excellence while actively paving the way to success for others.
“I want to congratulate Karen, Demetrius, and Dale for this tremendously well-deserved recognition,” said Mary-Olga Lovett, Greenberg Traurig Senior Vice President and Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of its Texas offices. “These are all dear friends, outstanding colleagues and respected leaders, and we know that their achievements will continue to inspire others to deliver the same quality of service and mentoring to others.”
Kennard’s practice focuses on government law, policy, and regulatory matters with an emphasis on municipal local government issues. Her experience spans more than two decades and includes serving as Austin’s city attorney and general counsel for the largest municipal league in the country.
McDaniel is the firm’s Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of Texas and Chair of the Texas Government Law & Policy Practice. He counsels and provides advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private and public sector clients on federal, state, and local legal and public policy matters. McDaniel has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2007, including being named the Austin Government Relations “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016.
Wainwright chairs the firm’s Texas Appellate Practice and represents clients in complex disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, he served on the Texas Supreme Court for 10 years, authoring more than 125 opinions. Elected to the Supreme Court in 2002, he became the third-longest-serving member of the court.
Honorees will be featured in the March issue of Austin Black Business Journal and Community News Magazine, with a reception at Huston Tillotson University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, March 21. For more information on this year’s winners and the Black Business Journal Top 10 Lawyer Awards visit: www.austinblackbusiness.com
About Greenberg Traurig – Texas: Greenberg Traurig has more than 125 attorneys in Texas, serving client from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.
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