Richard A. Rosenbaum is the Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig, a unified international law firm of approximately 2000 lawyers and 38 offices around the globe, including 29 U.S. locations. He previously served as the firm's Chief Executive Officer and President.
Richard joined the firm in 1985 as its 90th lawyer, originally based in South Florida. He is credited with leading the development of the firm's New York office and many of its locations across America, as well as its locations outside the United States. Just as he has been a leader in the firm’s spectacular growth across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, navigating the changing times in which we live, he has been considered a thought and change leader in the broader legal profession, whether it relates to his devotion to delivering excellence and value to the firm's clients or ensuring an open and fair playing field to diverse talent from all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Richard is also known for his global expertise in a diverse range of industries, including real estate, entertainment, media, technology, investment and finance, representing companies of all sizes and many wealthy individuals and successful entrepreneurs over the years. Whether it is leading and managing the firm and its lawyers or serving the firm's clients, Richard's focus remains the same: delivering business results which exceed expectations with an extraordinary sense of urgency, efficiency and excellence, while at the same time living the "old school" values of ethics, loyalty, family and personal accountability, which create long term relationships and lasting trust across the decades.
Even before becoming the firm's CEO, Richard made clear his primary focus on high quality, excellent service and the collaborative, respectful and empowering culture of the firm. He is, therefore, particularly proud of his work in founding and developing the firm's renowned and wide-ranging "Commitment to Excellence" program, which ensures that these values would be and remain core aspects of the firm's global brand for years to come.