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Greenberg Traurig Elevates Four Attorneys in Its Philadelphia Office

One of the largest classes across the global firm’s offices

PHILADELPHIA  March 11, 2020 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP elevated environmental attorney Kaitlyn R. Maxwell, labor & employment attorney Christiana L. Signs, real estate attorney Michael A. Suleta, and intellectual property litigator Jonathan Wise to shareholder in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

“We certainly are a stronger office because of the presence of these four lawyers and the impact of their work, which is felt firmwide on a daily basis,” said Curt Toll, managing shareholder of the Philadelphia office. “Kaitlyn, Christy, Mike, and Jon exercise the legal skills and client service expected of leaders at Greenberg Traurig.

“It’s particularly exciting because our Philadelphia shareholder class this year includes a number of lawyers who ‘grew up’ in the firm,” Toll added. “Seeing them establish themselves in their practice and continuously make the kind of outstanding contributions they have to the profession and our firm makes today even more rewarding.”

  • Maxwell joined Greenberg Traurig in 2014 and focuses her practice on complex environmental litigation and regulatory compliance counseling, with an emphasis on major contamination cases under hazardous waste and Superfund laws.
  • Signs joined the firm in 2013 and focuses her practice on complex employment matters, with an emphasis on class and collective wage and hour, discrimination, and Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation.
  • Suleta came to Greenberg Traurig in 2011, having started his career as a financial management consultant at a Big Four accounting firm. In his practice, he represents developers, institutional investors and lenders in the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, and management of multi-family, industrial, retail, hotel, health care, and office properties.
  • Wise came to the firm in 2018, having served as associate general counsel of IP litigation for a major pharmaceutical company. He centers his practice on advising and executing patent litigation strategy, with a focus on the generic pharmaceutical marketplace.

Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig announced the elevation of 44 attorneys to shareholder and 34 to of counsel/counsel, together practicing in more than two dozen areas of legal practice. The firm, which last year opened its 31st office in the United States for a total of 41 offices worldwide, also reported a sixth consecutive year of record revenue of more than $1.64 billion.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office
Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to more than 50 attorneys and more than a dozen practices including Real Estate, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Corporate, Environmental, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, White Collar Defense & Special Investigations, Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Public Finance, Government Law & Policy, Private Wealth Services, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,200 attorneys in 41 offices 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. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.