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Greenberg Traurig Named Florida Regional Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer

Tampa office litigation matters were important to GT’s winning nomination

TAMPA – Jan. 7, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. received the Florida Regional Litigation Department of the Year award from The American Lawyer at the publication’s 2019 American Lawyer Industry Awards held Dec. 4 in New York City. The firm’s Tampa office was recognized for two precedent-setting matters.

The competition recognizes top regional litigation departments in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The award honors firms for the impact their work has on clients and industries, as well as their creativity in dealing with high-stakes matters. 

The American Lawyer noted that “from the Florida Supreme Court to the U.S. Supreme Court and at stops in between, Greenberg Traurig successfully argued matters ranging from constitutional challenges to class certifications and requirements for expert testimony.”

“We are very honored to be recognized by The American Lawyer for our talent and commitment to clients, who are always our first priority,” said David B. Weinstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office and chair of the firm’s Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation Practice. “As their passionate advocates, we utilize all of our significant experience, knowledge, and creativity to help clients achieve their goals.”

In Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, Greenberg Traurig Tampa litigators excluded an expert toxicologist, which resulted in a favorable ruling to its client. Weinstein and his team then successfully represented Mosaic Fertilizer at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which established an important precedent that regulatory standards are protective and not predictive.

In a second matter, Leidy Villaman v. United Parcel Service, Inc. and UPS International General Services Co., Tampa Shareholder Richard C. McCrea Jr. and his team set new legal precedent in their representation of UPS regarding the Florida Private Whistleblower Act.

Over the past year, Greenberg Traurig’s 112-member Florida Litigation Practice also worked tirelessly as an advocate for public interests – from defending amendments on Florida ballots, to the right to free speech, to ensuring access to justice.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office represents clients in a broad array of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts — including complex and high-stakes trials — both in Florida and around the country. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, intellectual property & technology, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with our Orlando office to offer clients full-service representation in the region, with our six other Florida offices to provide seamless state-wide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Five Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News – Best Law Firms®. Lawyers in our Tampa office are recognized in Chambers and Partners USA Guide, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 United States, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs and goals.

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. One firm worldwide, GT has been recognized for the 13th consecutive year as having the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, having received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and being identified as Brand Elite for Innovation and Reputation on BTI’s Litigation Outlook: Changes, Trends, and Opportunities for Law Firms. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.