MIAMI – Nov. 16, 2020 – Nikki Lewis Simon, Chief Diversity Officer and shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been recognized by the National Diversity Council as one its 2020 Top Chief Diversity Officers. Other honorees hold similar roles at largest and most recognized businesses. The recognition honors the efforts of diversity officers who “have the leadership and counsel to maintain and further diversity and inclusion initiatives and provide innovative solutions to strategically prioritize the preservation and advocacy of diverse talent at an organization or company,” according to the council.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just a tag line – these initiatives are a way of life and a business mission for Greenberg Traurig. That’s why we are incredibly proud of Nikki for being named a ‘Top Chief Diversity Officer.’ This recognition is a testament to Greenberg Traurig’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and Nikki’s leadership efforts in this space. It further demonstrates Nikki and our the GT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team’s dedication to that commitment in collaboration with the many others involved in this global effort across our many excellent operational and legal teams,” said Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
“I am honored to be recognized by the National Diversity Council, an organization that continues to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority, understanding that it is a business imperative in today’s world,” Simon said. “My team and I are uniquely positioned to do this critical work at Greenberg Traurig, specifically, where we continue to expand our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives through our Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan. I am humbled to be included among such a significant roster of respected and successful honorees.”
The award was announced during council’s virtual Diversity and Leadership Conference held Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 4-5. The event was centered on the theme is “Inclusion - Maximizing Your Talent.”
Simon, a commercial litigator based in Miami, has more than 21 years of experience as a lawyer, including practical and professional experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her capacity as Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Diversity Officer, Simon designs and guides strategic initiatives and programs to deepen firmwide diversity and inclusion efforts that further enrich client engagements and community investments. Her role is indicative of, and integral to, Greenberg Traurig’s core values of collaboration and inclusion.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 3.0 certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: DRIVES 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: www.gtlaw.com