Class of 2010 Reflects Firm's Diversified Platform
Miami, FL (January 1, 2010) — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated 40 attorneys to shareholder or of counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the new shareholders and of counsels represent 20 different locations and 10 areas of practice.
In addition, the firm reports that more than 70 attorneys joined as lateral shareholders in 2009, placing Greenberg Traurig first among U.S. law firms who grew without major acquisitions based on the AmLaw 2010 Laterals Report. “These appointments reflect not only dedication to client service but also to focusing on working more efficiently on behalf of clients while never losing sight of quality. The promotions embody Greenberg Traurig’s culture of opportunity where an individual is valued as a contributor to the overall work of the team; and where collaboration is a core strength, " said Cesar L. Alvarez, Greenberg Traurig’s Executive Chairman.
The newly elevated attorneys also reflect the firm’s commitment to ethnic and gender diversity. The firm reports that of the newly elevated shareholders, 63 percent are either ethnic minorities or women. The group also includes an openly gay attorney.
Greenberg Traurig has more than 1,775 attorneys with more offices in the United States than any other firm among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal's 2008 NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig also has offices in Europe and in Asia.
“The legal industry has changed significantly in just the past few years. We believe that these changes have been good for our profession. It has required the legal industry to align its interests with those of its clients, and this is healthy. Whatever future changes are needed by our clients, it is this type of focused individual who will help us work hand-in-hand with them to deliver what works for those we serve. We value smart and efficient work because we know that our future is in our client’s future. Our attorneys are aware and prepared for a new world where together, we can make change work for all of us,” Alvarez said.
According to the firm, Greenberg Traurig clients have access to more than 20 major practice groups as well as a significant number of industry-specific teams working from 32 offices for clients in an ever-increasing number of markets. The firm prides itself on its geographic, experience and attorney and business staff diversity, having garnered many accolades and top rankings for its achievements and work in the diversity in the legal profession arena.
The attorneys in the 2010 new shareholder class firmwide were, by area of practice:
|Litigation||Ina M. Berlingeri||Fort Lauderdale|
|Jeannette M. Brook||Denver|
|Abigail A. Clapp||Chicago|
|Alan A. Greenberg||Orange County|
|Christiana P. Jacxsens||Atlanta|
|Wendy M. Mantell||Los Angeles|
|Cynthia L. Neidl||Albany|
|Brian J. Schulman||Phoenix|
|Gregory W. Seibt||Phoenix|
|IP Litigation||Shailendra Maheshwari||Washington, DC|
|Raye L. Daugherty||Phoenix|
|Corporate & Securities||Alice L. Connaughton||New York|
|Nancy S. Hawkins||Phoenix|
|Nathan Limpert||New York|
|Jason C. McDonald||Orlando|
|Ryan H. McLennan||Chicago|
|Zarifa M. Reynolds||Miami|
|Matthew M. Robbins||Fort Lauderdale|
|Public Finance||Brigitte Finley Green||Phoenix|
|Ken M. Neighbors||Orlando|
|Entertainment||David P. Markman||Los Angeles|
|Paul R. McIntyre||Philadelphia|
|Government Contracts||Kara M. Bombach||Washington, DC|
Attorneys named Of Counsel for 2010 firmwide were, by area of practice:
|Litigation||Chris F. Austin||Las Vegas|
|Paul J. Brown||Houston|
|Jonathan C. Chane||Palm Beach - North|
|Rachel Lois Izower||New York|
|David C. Jensen||New Jersey|
|Laurie A. Poulos||New Jersey|
|Justin J. Prochnow||Denver|
|Corporate & Securities||Siobhan Keegan||New York|
|John L. Tobin||Houston|
|IP - IT||Tracie R. Chesterman||New York|
|Daniel A. Feuerstein||New Jersey|
|Israel Practice||Meital Stavinsky||Miami|
|Bankruptcy||Anne M. Loraditch||Las Vegas|