NEW YORK – June 25, 2020 – As part of its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA). The program will be led by the firm’s award-winning Pro Bono Program and GT D.R.I.V.E.S. Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
“As lawyers we have a responsibility to drive change, fight injustice, and advocate for justice. Never has it been more critical than now for us to recognize that role and opportunity and to act on it,” said Brian Duffy, Greenberg Traurig Chief Executive Officer.
As outlined in its charter, LFAA’s purpose is to “leverage the resources of the private bar to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and to promote racial equity in the law and in government institutions.” As of June 23, 125 law firms have joined on.
“Greenberg Traurig is proud to join LFAA. Our Pro Bono Program has always been committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice, and we are excited to work with the other member firms to develop new initiatives and opportunities that address systemic racism,” said Litigation Practice Shareholder Caroline J. Heller, Chair of the firm’s Global Pro Bono Program.
An article in The American Lawyer covering the launch of the alliance is available by clicking this link.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: 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’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig, with 2200 attorneys in 41 offices around the world, 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: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 41 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. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.