MIAMI – Sept. 23, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP sponsored the 2020 Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Strategic Professional Development Virtual Retreat. The three-day event, Sept. 21-23, hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation, offered the opportunity for in-house counsel, law firm partners, and business professionals to further develop leadership skills and network with leading members of the legal profession.
Nikki Lewis Simon, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer at Greenberg Traurig, spoke at two of the retreat’s sessions focusing on diversity and social justice at the intersection of business and law. She served as moderator for the Brown Bag Lunch panel: “This is Not Your Grandparents’ Corporate America,” on Sept. 22. The discussion featured key insights from Brad Hanson, the CEO of Meta Financial Group, Meta Bank, and Meta Payment Systems, and Anthony Sharett, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and Meta Bank, on balancing business objectives with the need to meet social justice concerns in the workplace. On Sept. 23, she moderated the Brown Bag Lunch panel: “Leading from In Front: Developing and Exercising Cultural Competency as a Core Leadership Trait,” which focused on best practices to help law firm and corporate legal department leadership increase their cultural competency to amplify diverse teams to help drive success in business in our everchanging social and political climate.
Simon, a commercial litigator based in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience. 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 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: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community. Twitter: @GTLawWomen.
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. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.