NEW YORK – May 22, 2023 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received a 2023 Lawyers of Color Industry Leader Diversity Award. Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.
The organization says it considers three criteria for its Diversity Awards: firms must have at least one staff member with the word “equity,” “diversity,” or “inclusion” in their title; they must have at least one attorney of color who is a managing partner, executive/management committee member, or practice group head; furthermore, at least four percent of their attorneys must be Black. Law firms that satisfy all three receive the Industry Leader Diversity Award.
“Greenberg Traurig is grateful to the Lawyers of Color organization for recognizing our unending commitment to foster a more diverse legal profession and in doing so, a more just society. We are proud of what we do and hope to inspire others to ever greater levels of inclusion and equity in workplaces that genuinely value belonging,” Litigation Shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Nikki Lewis Simon said.
The award was presented May 18 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.