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Richard Valladares Named to Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission

ATLANTA – Oct. 29, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Richard J. Valladares was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which reviews applications and recommends candidates to fill judicial vacancies within the state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia.

Valladares, one of 35 appointments to the JNC, will be sworn in by the Governor Nov. 22, 2021. "It is my honor to appoint this remarkable coalition of legal professionals to the Judicial Nominating Commission," Gov. Kemp said in a statement.

“I look forward to serving the state of Georgia and working alongside talented, like-minded legal professionals in the JNC to fill vacancies in the Georgia courts and improve our state’s judicial branch,” Valladares said.

Valladares, who is chair of the Atlanta Business Litigation Group, has experience in numerous areas of litigation, including complex commercial litigation, personal injury defense, class action, construction litigation, products liability, and insurance coverage litigation. His litigation and trial experience extends throughout all phases of a dispute, including pre-litigation negotiations, administrative investigations, trial, and appeal. In addition, he advises a wide array of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to the smallest entrepreneur, on commercial dispute resolution, and litigation avoidance techniques. Valladares also has broad experience advising clients on electronic discovery and electronic document retention and frequently writes and lectures on these topics.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 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 Plus Certified. Web: