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Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Beth Garvey to its Government Law & Policy Practice

New York Oct. 13, 2021 – Elizabeth “Beth” C. Garvey, one of the most experienced attorneys in New York State government, has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its Albany office as a member of its Government Law & Policy Practice. Garvey will serve clients across the nation while working closely with legal teams in Greenberg Traurig’s Albany, New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Garvey previously served in a range of high-level governmental positions, including as acting counsel to the New York State Governor, senior vice chancellor for Legal Affairs and general counsel at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Albany, and counsel to the State Senate majority.

“Beth brings tremendous insights and problem-solving ability to help clients with complex regulatory, governance, and transactional matters,” said Harold N. Iselin, national co-chair of the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice and managing shareholder of the its Albany office.  “We are confident that Beth’s unique skills will bring value to GT’s national and international clients.”

“Beth served New Yorkers with distinction as a preeminent government lawyer,” said Edward C. Wallace, co-chair of the firm’s New York office. “She joins the top-flight GT team of public service-minded professionals in Albany and New York City who help our clients understand government.”

“Our Government Law & Policy Practice attracts top talent from government agencies worldwide, and Beth is a stellar example of Greenberg Traurig’s appeal to those in this important aspect of law. Beth’s years of experience will undoubtedly solidify her position as a ‘go-to expert’ amongst both clients and her peers at the firm,” said Demetrius G. McDaniel, co-chair of the firm’s Washington Federal Government Law & Policy Practice and regional operating shareholder for Texas, where the firm has three offices. 

The firm's national Government Law & Policy Practice includes former elected officials, top aides, and policy officials from the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and various state governments. Greenberg Traurig recently welcomed back Robert P. Charrow as senior chairman of its Health Care & FDA Practice. Charrow most recently served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Greenberg Traurig’s national platform of legal talent, backed by its reputation as a global leader in the industry, sets it apart from other firms,” Garvey said. “One personal draw for me was the opportunity to focus my practice on helping clients in New York City and throughout the U.S. navigate the complex compliance and regulatory framework at various levels of government.”

Garvey earned a J.D. at Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. at Mary Baldwin College. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York. She is subject to the Public Officers Law which places restrictions on appearances before New York State agencies for two years and appearances on matters on which she previously worked.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2300 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 25 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus. Web: