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Ernest Greer Speaks at Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association’s Legal Fusion 2020

ATLANTA – Sept. 24, 2020 – Ernest L. Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association’s (WMBA) Legal Fusion 2020: Black Lives Matter event taking place September 24. WMBA, an association of attorneys within the African Diaspora in Sacramento County, California, will host the virtual event as a celebration of Black excellence and a discussion about what Black Lives Matter means in America today.

Greer will join an esteemed group of speakers to discuss issues such as: police use of force, COVID-19, diversity, equity and inclusion in law and enterprise, and fostering positive mental health in the Black community. Specifically, he will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in law, and in business enterprise organizations, as well as some of his personal experiences as a diverse lawyer. In addition, through Greenberg Traurig Sacramento office Of Counsel, Deepi K. Miller's involvement, the firm is also providing a sponsorship for a diverse law student in conjunction with the event.

As co-president, Greer is one of few African American executives at an Am Law 20 firm. In his role, he has boldly led the effort to create opportunities for diversity at the top. Greer is integrally involved with Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative, which focuses on nurturing diversity and creating an environment where differences are embraced. He serves as part of the critical force behind many of the firm’s strategic partnerships that benefit minority attorneys and business professionals.

Greer is a highly accomplished business litigation attorney and in addition to his leadership roles in the firm, he has maintained an active legal practice trying cases across the country. He has wide-ranging trial experience representing clients in multimillion-dollar actions in complex commercial litigation.

Personally, Greer is passionate about his community and holds several board positions which he uses as a platform to promote diversity, especially at the leadership level, to some of the most influential leaders in the business community. His work and community involvement have been widely recognized. A few of his most recent honors include: JAMES Magazine, recognition as among "Georgia's Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys," 2019; Atlanta magazine, on the “Atlanta 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Atlanta” list, 2019; induction into the Gate City Foundation Hall of Fame, 2018; The Atlantan, “Philanthropist of the Year,” 2018; and Atlanta Business Chronicle Diversity and Inclusion Awards "Corporate Diversity Champion," 2018.

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: Twitter: @GT_Drives

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: Twitter: @GT_Law.