PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2023 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently hosted students from the James G. Blaine School at the firm’s Philadelphia office, as part of an ongoing relationship with the school.
On May 9, seventh and eighth graders from Blaine visited the office to experience a day in the life of a large law firm in the city. Panel discussions with business staff, litigators and transactional lawyers, an office tour, pizza lunch, writing reflections, and a visit to VUE at 50 with a bird’s eye view of Philadelphia filled the day.
Labor & Employment Practice Associate Malcolm James Ingram, a local liaison for the firm’s African-American affinity group, served as the host for the day and noted that many students in attendance had not previously interacted with a lawyer prior to their arrival.
“This visit was a chance for students who are nearing adulthood to see possibilities for their lives and careers, and I was proud to be able to support that,” Ingram said. “I am grateful to Greenberg Traurig for this commitment to social action and the continuing role our relationship with Blaine has created for the students and staff.
In 2020, Greenberg Traurig connected with the North Philadelphia school through Read by 4th, a citywide public-private effort to increase literacy rates for school-aged children. It is the first law firm in Philadelphia to participate in this campaign. Through a regular series of paired, virtual bi-weekly 30-minute reading sessions with students throughout the school year, Greenberg Traurig volunteers help boost student confidence, enrich vocabulary, and improve literacy rates. In the years since, the firm has reinforced this relationship with other opportunities such as school supply drives, Career Day visits, educational field trips, pizza parties, and more.
“If you can see it, you can be it, and we are providing these bright students with fun and educational opportunities to expand their professional horizons,” Ingram added.
In his practice, Ingram represents employers in workplace law matters, including internal investigations, and virtually all phases of employment litigation. He also defends employers in matters related to ADA, FMLA, Title VII, FLSA, and trade secrets before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office: Founded in 1997, the Philadelphia office provides multidisciplinary legal services with a team of more than 60 attorneys in Real Estate; Litigation; Public Finance & Infrastructure; Labor & Employment; Environmental; Government Law & Policy; Restructuring & Bankruptcy; White Collar Defense & Investigations; Corporate; Institutional Banking & Investment Services; Investment Management & Regulation; Immigration & Compliance; and Tax practices. The Philadelphia office represents a broad range of clients in real estate, manufacturing, health care, higher education, financial, and insurance industries, as well as state and local governments, professional services, and energy firms. The office also is known for its pro bono work and community service/social action initiatives in the Philadelphia region.
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.