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John R. Richards to Speak at 2019 OutNEXT Global Summit

ATLANTA - July  11, 2019 – John Richards, a shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at OutNEXT Global Summit, to be held in New York City on July 16-17. OutNEXT is a talent development program that brings together emerging LGBTQ+ executives from different companies and industries to network and discuss issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

Richards, a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, will lead a conversation on “High-Intensity Leadership” with Joey Gonzalez, CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp. Richards has been recognized for his work toward the advancement of civil rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and full inclusion for LGBTQ+ lawyers. 

“OutNEXT is a great way to connect the next generation of LGBTQ+ talent with global business leaders who recognize that business thrives when we create inclusive environments,” Richards said. “I’m proud to be a part of a LGBTQ+ inclusive firm like Greenberg Traurig that is dedicated to the recruitment, development, and success of diverse talent in the workplace. In addition to OutNEXT, we’re excited to host and participate in a handful of other Out Leadership events this year including OutQuorum, an event to advance LGBTQ+ diversity in corporate governance, and OutWOMEN, a global summit to celebrate LGBTQ+ women in business.” 

Richards has been Greenberg Traurig’s representative on the Out Leadership Council since 2015. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Duffy is on the Out Leadership Global Advisory Board. 

Greenberg Traurig is a global sponsor of Out Leadership, a mission-driven business advisory organization dedicated to the idea that inclusion of LGBTQ+ people at all levels of business, and particularly within leadership, creates positive business impact. OutNEXT is a two-day event held annually and hosted by Barclays in New York. Greenberg Traurig is active in social causes, case matters, and other actions that strengthen protections for the LGBTQ+ 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. 

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: 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.