AUSTIN – Sept. 19, 2019 – Elizabeth Ross Hadley, a shareholder and government relations lawyer in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected to be a featured panelist at the upcoming YTexas 2019 Business Summit in Dallas. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With extensive experience in government law and policy, Hadley will join other top business leaders and influencers from across the state to share insights about the 86th Legislative Session and the future of Texas.
During the panel, Hadley and other participants will discuss the Texas legislative process and address three bills passed in the last legislative session that have important implications for business leaders in Texas regarding tax regulations, infrastructure, and workforce development. The bills are:
- House Bill 3 – A landmark school finance bill that will deliver more than $6.5 billion in additional spending for Texas schools.
- Senate Bill 2 – Known as the “Property Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2019,” SB2 lowers the rollback tax rate—now called the “no-new-revenue tax rate”—from 8 percent to
3.5 percent for the most populated cities, counties, and special districts across the state.
- House Bill 1525 – A bill requiring marketplace providers to collect applicable state and local sales, and use taxes on sales made in their marketplaces by third-party sellers.
“It is an honor to be part of an event that both educates and connects those who are making an impact in Texas,” Hadley said. “I hope to draw on my significant experience representing clients before the Legislature and state agencies to bring valuable insight regarding the legislative process and this recently passed legislation to all of our attendees.”
Hadley focuses her practice on both government law and policy and litigation matters. Her government practice includes representing clients with legislative, regulatory, and administrative issues across all policy areas, with an emphasis on insurance regulation, economic development, technology, health care, education, the Texas Public Information Act, and campaign finance compliance in Texas. She has an intimate understanding of legislative and government agency processes given her prior experience working within the U.S. Senate, the Texas State Senate, and the Texas Department of Agriculture. Hadley utilizes this knowledge to provide exceptional service to clients in their interactions with Texas government, including advocating for clients before the Texas legislature and assisting clients with the rule-making process and advising on regulatory matters before state agencies, boards and commissions.
YTexas is an elite Texas business network that connects and supports companies that are either relocating or expanding in Texas. The organization manages a statewide network of stakeholders who exchange information and foster long-term relationships that help culturally integrate companies entering Texas. This will be the first time YTexas has organized an event of this scale, according to YTexas officicals. For more information or to learn more about upcoming YTexas events, visit ytexas.com/summit.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig and part of its history. With more than 125 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Austin, Denver, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy team was “Top Listed” for Government Relations in Best Lawyers in America’s 2018 edition. The team was also named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of "Best Law Firms." The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.
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: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.