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Houston Team Members Receive Pro Bono Accolades

HOUSTON – Dec. 22, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has selected Houston shareholder Jennifer Tomsen as one of its 2020 Pro Bono Shareholders of the Year. Additionally, professional staff member Miriam Rueda was a recipient of the Pro Bono Staff Members of the Year Award. 

These accolades are part of the law firm’s Pro Bono Awards, recognizing the attorneys and staff who put in countless hours supporting the community. The awards were shared internally in November.

“It’s an honor to be among those recognized by Greenberg Traurig for their pro bono work,” said Tomsen. “I believe it's so important to help others, especially now when the need is so great. I’d also like to give a special thank you to my team, clients, and the firm for their support.”

“I truly value being part of a company that encourages pro bono work and am humbled to be named one of Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Staff Members of the Year. I look forward to continuing my efforts in 2021,” said Rueda.

“We are immensely proud of Jennifer and Miriam,” said Shari L. Heyen and Kent Newsome, co-managing shareholders of the Houston office. “This well-earned recognition is a reflection of the many hours of work that they have put into helping others in the community. Their passion and dedication to pro bono work is admirable and inspiring.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices 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, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With more than 130 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: 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: