NEW YORK – Dec. 21, 2020 – Global law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP participated in Law Rocks-apalooza, the first-ever virtual concert hosted by Law Rocks on Dec. 10, 2020. Law Rocks promotes music education for underprivileged youth and raises money for nonprofit organizations.
Greenberg Traurig’s two house bands, The Meltones and The Latent Defects played in support of The Veterans Consortium (TVC) Pro Bono Program, the leading national charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need. Greenberg Traurig has a deep relationship with TVC and works with the organization across multiple firm offices.
With Greenberg Traurig’s support, The Meltones and The Latent Defects raised nearly $30,000 in donations for TVC and Law Rocks. Greenberg Traurig was among the top three fundraisers out of 18 bands. The Meltones and The Latent Defects were introduced by Greenberg Traurig Washington, D.C. shareholders and veterans, Joe R. Reeder, Former Undersecretary of the Army (1993-97) and Jennifer S. Zucker, Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve.
The Meltones, named after a firm founder, Mel Greenberg, has been the Greenberg Traurig “house band” since the mid-1980s. The Meltones include:
- On guitar – New York Managing Shareholder Stephen L. Rabinowitz, Miami Real Estate Shareholder Burt Bruton, and Philadelphia Health Care & FDA Shareholder Mark L. Mattioli
- On keyboard – Albany Government Law & Policy Shareholder Christopher A. Cernik
- On trombone – Amsterdam Corporate Shareholder Thédoor Melchers
- On vocals – New York Litigation Associate Ashley LeBlanc, New York Litigation Of Counsel Sylvia Simson, Firm Development Director Tracy Newirth, and the Atlanta office Business Director, Tony Hatchett
- On drums - New York IT Specialist, Jim Mussen
The Latent Defects includes Greenberg Traurig’s own Michael Hogue, a Litigation Of Counsel in the San Francisco office as well as Greenberg Traurig alumni and special guest band members:
- On bass – Matt Ball
- On guitar – Will Gorrod (GT Alumni)
- On drums – Christopher Kriese
- On guitar – Bruce Steinert (GT Alumni)
About Greenberg Traurig Pro Bono: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
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