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D Magazine Names Texas Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to ‘Best Lawyers Under 40’ List

DALLAS – Jan. 7, 2020 – Two shareholders in the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Bina Palnitkar and Todd Basile, have been selected to D Magazine’s 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40 list.

“Our attorneys continue to be regarded as leaders in the industry, and when that acknowledgement comes from your clients and peers, we consider that recognition to be an exceptional honor. Congratulations to Bina and Todd for being recognized as a top legal practitioner in Dallas under the age of 40.  It is a testament to their hard work and fortitude to establish themselves in their respective practices, as well as positioning each of them for a very bright future with us,” said Joseph F. Coniglio, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office.

Chosen for the second consecutive year, Palnitkar is a seasoned trial lawyer focusing her practice on complex business and commercial disputes involving several industry sectors. She has served as first chair at trial and represents both global and national corporations in matters such as breach of contract, trademark infringement, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, international FCPA compliance matters, medical malpractice defense, fraud, tortious interference, and theft of trade secrets. In 2015, she secured a $6.8 million unanimous jury verdict in a complex business dispute in Dallas County.

Basile is a registered patent attorney with more than a dozen years of experience in the legal and engineering industries. His practice helps technology companies protect and commercialize their innovations and brands across a wide range of industries through strategic patent portfolio development and technology transactions. He also represents technology investors in M&A deals, negotiates software licenses and technology development agreements, and assists clients in navigating IP disputes. This year, he helped close several technology company acquisitions worth over $100 million combined and served as a contributing author for the trade publication IP Watchdog.

According to D Magazine, its  2020 Best Lawyers Under 40 listing is determined through a peer-review voting process, with ballots submitted by thousands of area lawyers. The final list was compiled by an independent panel of distinguished attorneys working in conjunction with the magazine’s editors, according to the publication.

The complete list of attorneys will appear in the May 2020 edition of D Magazine and available online at

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, 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.