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Johnine Barnes to Participate in Women, Diversity & Change Virtual Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 21, 2020 – Johnine P. Barnes, Labor & Employment Practice Shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate in CenterForce’s 2020 Women, Diversity & Change Virtual Summit, “Awareness into Action: Inspiring Change” on Sept. 23. Attendees will explore the obstacles, risks, and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women and minority leaders. The firm is also a sponsor of the event.

Barnes will speak on the “Dealing with Unconscious Bias & Discrimination” panel. The discussion will focus on recognizing unconscious bias, including the power of language, institutional bias, and training. It also will touch on reporting bias, formally and informally, by managers, peers, and direct reports.

Barnes’ practice includes  litigating and defending administrative claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination; wrongful discharge and breach of contract issues.  Her practice also includes counseling clients on employment and labor  compliance issues.

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’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: Twitter: @GT_Law.