WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – June 23, 2015 – Tracy L. Gerber, Co-Managing Shareholder of the West Palm Beach office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., will speak as part of a panel discussion at “Creating Your Blueprint for Leadership,” a CLE event presented by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). The event will be held June 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida as part of FAWL’s statewide meeting that is held in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting.
Also as part of the Annual Meeting, The Florida Bar will hold its 2015 Federal Judicial Roundtable, which gathers approximately 200 federal judges and federal court practitioners from across the state. The roundtable will be chaired by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder and Director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Nikki Lewis Simon.
The FAWL panel, based on the ABA book “Learning to Learn – What Really Works for Women in Law” by Gingi Eckel Vincent and Mary Bailey Cranston, will discuss the female leadership gap in the legal profession as well as potential solutions to close this gap. Gerber will speak on the panel, moderated by The Honorable Nina Ashenafi Richardson, alongside fellow women lawyers Lorna Brown Burton, Juliet Roulhac, Diana Santa Maria and Michelle Suskauer.
“This is a critical conversation for women lawyers of all ages and experience levels,” Gerber said. “I look forward to sharing my personal story and also learning from the experiences of my fellow panelists.”
Gerber, a member of the firm's National Securities Litigation practice group as well as the National Labor and Employment practice group, represents major broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations, regulatory proceedings, and state and federal courts. As lead counsel in the defense of financial services firms, she has litigated numerous sales practice and employment cases involving millions of dollars in controversy. Gerber also serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and is a frequent speaker on the subject of securities arbitration.
Simon, who practiced litigation at the firm for more than a decade, serves as the firm’s Director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility and works to strategically align the firm’s diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives with client needs thereby serving as an integral component of the business development function on a global scale, as well as to expand the current efforts of the firm’s diversity initiatives in collaboration with cross-firm stakeholders, among other things.