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John Richards to Speak at Texas General Counsel Forum’s Event: ‘The Role of the GC in the #MeToo Era’

ATLANTA – Aug. 26, 2019 – John R. Richards, a shareholder in the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Texas General Counsel Forum's 3rd Quarterly Event titled, "The Role of the GC in the #MeToo Era" on August 28 in Houston.

Richards, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice, and Marjorie Clifton, Principal of Clifton Consulting LLC, will discuss the current state of the #MeToo movement and the role of the general counsel within companies and at the board level. The event will be moderated by Jeffrey Kaplan, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of LyondellBasell, and held on August 28 at 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CDT at Houstonian Hotel in Houston.

Richards regularly provides advice to employers on sexual and other harassment or discrimination complaints. His practice also includes counseling employers of all sizes in the design and implementation of employment policies, practices, and proactive audits. Richards routinely conducts respectful workplace training to employer audiences ranging from highest level officers and boards of directors to entry level rank and file, as well internal investigations, including in response to highly sensitive harassment complaints.

The Texas General Counsel Forum (TGCF) has approximately 650 general and senior managing counsel members representing over 450 companies across Texas. Through strategic programming and networking events hosted in chapter cities, TGCF's goal is to build relationships, exchange best-practices, and spearhead thought leadership amongst members and across the legal community.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 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.