Richard A. Rosenbaum

Richard A. Rosenbaum

Executive Chairman
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.
Read More +

Capabilities

Experience

Richard was an entrepreneur in the title insurance industry before becoming a lawyer, working as an independent service provider and, later, as a key participant in two successful agencies active in New York City and Long Island. He credits his early life experience, which included attending law school in the evenings while supporting himself and his family, with the development of his business orientation, work ethic, focus on value and integrity, and pragmatic approach to issues of all kinds.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2005-2017
  • Recipient, Hope Award, Lupus Foundation of America, October 2016
  • Recipient, Corporate Citizens Award, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, March 2016
  • Listed, The National Law Journal, Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers, "Strategist & Driver," 2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Honored, "Man of the Year" Award, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 2012
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
  • Recipient, South Florida Business Leader magazine "Business Leader of the Year," Legal Category, 2011
  • Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
  • Honoree, "For excellence in Real Estate," Police Athletic League's 5th Annual Building New York's Future Luncheon, September 2010
  • Listed, Avenue magazine, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, April 2010
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2010
  • Listed, Who's Who in American Law, 2005-2006
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Revenue Chair, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Greater New York Chapter, 2014

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1975
Admissions
  • New York
  • Florida