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Greenberg Traurig Adds Former Arizona Solicitor General Dominic E. Draye

PHOENIX and WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 30, 2019—Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP added Dominic E. Draye to its Phoenix and Washington, D.C., offices as a shareholder in the Litigation Practice. Draye previously served as the Solicitor General of Arizona, where he briefed and argued the State’s highest-profile civil and criminal appeals and served as lead counsel for several multi-state coalitions litigating over agency rulemaking in the D.C. Circuit.

“Dominic is a stellar litigator and appellate specialist who adds great expertise and depth to our litigation group in Arizona and nationally,” Global Litigation Practice co-chairs Lori G. Cohen and Jeff E. Scott said in a joint statement. “With Dominic, we have added a nationally renowned appellate specialist who can serve our clients throughout the nation.”

Draye has litigated at every level of the state and federal judiciary—from state trial court to the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice focuses on constitutional, regulatory, and environmental matters, and he has represented clients in both the public and private sectors. In the federal appellate courts, he has represented clients in the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits. Prior to government service, Draye was a litigator in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focused on legal issues and appeals.

Draye is a sought-after speaker on topics of administrative and constitutional law. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; his M.A. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania; and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Seattle University.

“Dominic’s depth of experience as a litigator makes him an outstanding addition for our clients in Phoenix and firmwide,” said Phoenix Managing Shareholder Nicole M. Goodwin, named among the “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” for 2018 by Arizona Business Magazine. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Greenberg Traurig and to continue to grow our Phoenix office.”

“I am excited to join Greenberg Traurig and to work with such a deep bench of top-notch lawyers,” Draye said. “I was attracted to the firm’s position of leadership in the state of Arizona along with its global footprint of elite practitioners.”

Also joining the firm in Phoenix is Corporate associate attorney Molly Coffey, who previously worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David J. Hale of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Most recently, Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office added Real Estate attorneys Stan Johnson, Gabe Libhart, Andrew Yocopis and Roger Bond Choquette; litigator Michael Liburdi, labor and employment attorney Michael Mason; hospitality and real estate attorney Caroline Pricher; and corporate and tax attorney Jake B. Smith.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys practice locally and nationally at the intersection of business, government, and the law. Combining local experience and global reach, the Phoenix team represents clients in matters related to commercial litigation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, health care, municipal and corporate finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, tax, and bankruptcy.

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, energy, telecommunications, real estate, intellectual property, representation of foreign governments, and national defense and homeland security.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs and goals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices 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.