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4 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2019 “Top Lawyers” by Sacramento Magazine

SACRAMENTO – August, 1, 2019 – Four attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Sacramento office have been recognized on Sacramento Magazine’s prestigious “Top Lawyers” list for 2019: Kurt A. Kappes, Michelle Rowe Hallsten, James M. Nelson, and Jeremy A. Meier.

Open to all licensed attorneys in Sacramento, California, Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” are selected by their peers for achievements in given legal specialties, according to the publication’s website. Nominees are then evaluated based on the survey results and their standing with the State Bar of California.

Kappes, recognized for “Business Litigation,” is co-managing shareholder of the Sacramento office and co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials Group. He has represented clients in many complex litigation cases involving class actions, commercial claims, trade secrets and employee mobility, computer fraud, non-compete, products liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, qui tam actions, unfair competition, Business and Professions Code Section 17200 actions, and SOX proceedings.

Hallsten, selected for “Business/Corporate,” represents emerging and established companies in a variety of practice areas, including general corporate, securities, corporate governance, private debt and equity financings, angel and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. Her client base covers many industries, including technology, data storage, healthcare, insurance services, business services, life sciences, manufacturing, food and beverage, agribusiness, professional services, telecommunications, and real estate.

Nelson, recognized for “Employment & Labor,” is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Group. He represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues.

Meier, selected for “Government Contracts,” has deep experience in regulatory affairs and governmental litigation, representing corporations and individuals doing business in California. He primarily represents national companies in the health care, telecommunications, energy, transportation, and financial services sectors. His practice focuses on government contracts, regulatory enforcement, and rulemaking matters involving federal, state, and local regulation; procurement; bid protests; writs; commercial litigation; contract negotiations; audits; government investigations; complex false claims matters; and public records and conflicts of interest disputes.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento Office: Greenberg Traurig's Sacramento office represents businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mid-cap companies and trade associations. Our government law and policy attorneys and professionals develop strategies to quickly address administrative, legislative, or regulatory issues; advocate on behalf of clients with government officials and agencies; and draft legislation. The firm’s nationally recognized litigation team handles business disputes, class action, environmental, labor and employment, government and government procurement, ERISA, Proposition 65, trade secrets and employee mobility, attorney general matters, government writs, appellate, and products liability litigation. Greenberg Traurig’s corporate group advises public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, governance, recapitalizations and reorganizations, venture and private equity capital, offerings of securities, SEC investigations, 1934 Act compliance, and general corporate matters.

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.