NEW YORK – May 28, 2015 — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named a finalist for Most Pioneering Gender Diversity Initiative, Most Valuable Mentoring Program for Women Lawyers, and Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers as part of the 2015 Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. Additionally, four firm attorneys are finalists for individual awards in the Private Practice category. These are Lori G. Cohen for Leadership in the Profession: Mentoring Lawyer of the Year; Martha A. Sabol for Leadership in the Profession: Gender Diversity – Lawyer of the Year; Caroline J. Heller for Leadership in the Community: Lawyer of the Year; and Eva M. Spahn for Future Leader.
According to Chambers and Partners, producers of the awards and publishers of global legal directories, the initiative recognizes law firms as well as companies that have excelled in introducing gender diversity and mentoring initiatives that have made a significant difference to the retention and promotion of women in the legal field. The individual awards recognize outstanding performances of private practice and in-house counsel from different regions. Criteria for nomination include the success of a lawyer’s individual practice, in addition to their work and commitment to gender equality, mentoring, and public service.
Cohen serves as chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Trial Practice and chair of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice. She is a shareholder in the firm’s Atlanta office. Sabol, a shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office, co-chairs the firm’s Women’s Initiative and its Gaming Practice. Heller is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice of the firm’s New York office where she leads the office’s pro bono efforts. Spahn is a Litigation associate in the firm’s Miami office.
Winners of the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards will be announced at a ceremony and reception Tuesday, June 2, at The Harvard Club in New York City.