NEW YORK – Dec. 6, 2022 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP won the Global Women in Business Law Gender Diversity Firm of the Year Award which recognizes winners for “progressive and innovative work” being carried out by firms to promote diversity and inclusion policies within their business framework.
The award was presented by Women in Business Law, a publication of Legal Media Group, the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor, one of the world's leading financial publishers. Winners are recognized across several categories and are chosen by a research team following direct submissions.
Through its Greenberg Traurig Women’s Initiative (GTWI), the firm fosters the success of women attorneys, strengthens the firm’s culture, contributes to the firm’s financial health, and better serves firm clients. GTWI provides training, business development opportunities, and targeted mentoring.
In 2022, Greenberg Traurig named the following shareholders as co-chairs of the GTWI, the Co-Chair of London Real Estate Group Danielle L. Martin; Lisa C. McCurdy; Courtney E. McGuinn; and the Chair of Miami Appeals & Legal Issues Group and Co-Chair of Miami Litigation Practice Brigid F. Cech Samole. They succeeded former long-time GTWI co-chairs Greenberg Traurig Vice Chair Martha A. Sabol, and the Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Trademark & Brand Management Group Susan L. Heller.
“We are very proud of this award because it speaks to the laser-focused commitment by the firm and its attorneys on the recruitment, development, support, and retention of women attorneys throughout our 43 offices worldwide,” noted Martin, McCurdy, McGuinn, and Samole. “GTWI reflects the firm’s core values of fairness, equality, and authenticity. This is a place where all are respected and everyone has the support and opportunity to contribute, develop their skills, and grow their business.”
GTWI supports women across the firm, with designated GTWI liaisons in every Greenberg Traurig office, providing on-the-ground impact and attention at the local level.
Initiatives that exemplify GTWI’s impact include Good2Great (G2G), Women’s Business Forum (WBF), and Hospitality and Equality Redefined through Empowerment (H.E.R.E). G2G is a business development coaching program that invests in and supports the firm’s high-potential women shareholders to grow into strong business developers, collaborators, and leaders. The WBF provides the opportunity to bring women together for a dynamic educational summit and networking event for the firm’s women clients and contacts. Through the H.E.R.E. program, Greenberg Traurig leverages its global platform to provide strategic legal counsel to established women and diverse hotel owners and operators.
Recent 2022 GTWI-focused rankings and recognitions include Best in International Trade (Individual Award), Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards; Intellectual Property Rising Star (Individual Award), Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards; Litigation Rising Star (Individual Award), Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards; Winner, US – Midwest Firm of the Year, Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards; No. 6, Number of Female Partners Overall, Women’s Scorecard, The American Lawyer/National Law Journal; and Top 5, Number of Women Lawyers listed, Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers Guide, Lawdragon.
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’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, 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 5.0 Certification Plus, 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: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.