NEW YORK, NY -- October 9, 2002 -- Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today it has opened what will be a full service law office in Morristown, New Jersey which will further expand its national practice. Philip R. Sellinger, formerly the Chairman of the Litigation Department at Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross, will be the Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's New Jersey office. Sellinger is a former Assistant United States Attorney with over twenty years of trial experience in a wide variety of complex cases. He also served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Anne E. Thompson, Former Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Sellinger has significant experience in class action litigation, computer technology litigation, insurance coverage litigation, environmental litigation, as well as other complex litigations. He is the founding Chairman of the Class Action Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association and serves on the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Federal Judiciary in New Jersey.
"Greenberg Traurig's New Jersey presence will provide us and our clients access to a whole new network of strategic relationships in a major commercial center, while also adding Phil as an important member of our national litigation practice," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's New York Office and Operating Shareholder for its Northeast Region. "We enter the market differently than most other firms, who have lacked the true national or international platform or have come to New Jersey for limited purposes. Starting with Phil and with other top tier New Jersey lawyers and leaders who will soon be announced, we are committed to combining our broad-based geographic and industry group platform and unique business culture with a full service practice deeply connected with the New Jersey community it will serve."
Sellinger adds, "I found it impossible to resist the opportunity to start a great New Jersey office for this special international law firm which, though very large, is so business-oriented and nimble that it will allow us the freedom to respond to the local community while still obtaining the depth and range of expertise and presence only a firm like Greenberg Traurig can provide."
Sellinger received his law degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.