ATLANTA – June 21, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Andrew Z. Smith was recognized as a finalist for a Chambers & Partners 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Award. Smith, an associate in the firm’s Atlanta office, was recognized in the USA Private Practice future diversity and inclusion leader category. The annual awards, which were held on June 17, provide the opportunity to shine a spotlight on role models and trailblazers in pro bono and corporate social responsibility as well as inclusion.
Smith is passionate about serving his community, and does so through board positions, advocacy for underserved populations, and pro bono work. Within Greenberg Traurig, Smith serves as pro bono chair of the Atlanta office’s Associate Committee, a role he has held since 2018. His pro bono work includes helping members of the transgender community petition for legal name changes and volunteering with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation where he sits on the Leadership Council. Smith holds positions with several other organizations, including serving as vice chair for the Board of Trustees for Quality Care for Children, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Georgia. He also serves on the Young Alumni/Alumna Committee for the University of Georgia Law School and serves on the Atlanta Leadership Committee for Lambda Legal.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 3.0 certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com