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Greenberg Traurig’s Natalie Carter Named BBBAwards 2020 Professional Services Rising Star

LONDON – Nov. 4, 2020Natalie Carter, a senior associate at the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was recognized at The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) as the 2020 Professional Services Rising Star. In its sixth year, the BBBAwards selected its winners for their outstanding personal and professional achievements, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We are so proud of Natalie and this well-deserved recognition. She is a champion for diversity in law, and is not only an inspiration within the firm but in the industry as well,” stated Fiona Adams, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s London office and co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Practice. “This award speaks to the amazing work she continues to do every day to ensure everyone has a space at the table.”

Carter mentors young Black women as they enter their legal careers, advising them through applying for training contracts, participating in the Black Lawyer’s Directory Legal Launch Pad program as a mentor, and volunteering with Urban Lawyers. She is also orchestrated the first full-day conference for ethnic minority students pursuing a career in law in London.

Carter has held numerous leadership positions in various organizations. She served as director of legal initiative at the Women in the City African and Caribbean Network, an organisation which is dedicated to the personal and professional development of Black women. She was also a founding committee member of Black Solicitors Network Junior Lawyers Division, which focuses on improving the retention and progression of Black solicitors in the legal profession.

In addition to her work in the legal world, Carter is also an active member of her community. She is co-founder of Black Girls Book Club, which creates a safe space for Black women to bond over a love of literature. Since its inception in 2016, Black Girls Book Club has hosted over 50 events, which have been attended by over 2,000 women, and has also been featured in The Stylist, BET, The Metro, BBC Radio London, and Pride Magazine. Carter is also a trustee of the Creative Land Trust, which helps secure long term, affordable space for artist and creatives in London.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners. Web: GTDRIVES Twitter: @GT_Drives.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: