Program Encourages African American Law Students to Pursue Private Practice at Large Law Firms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP sponsored the 2019 Annual D.C. Road Show Reception. The reception was held June 25 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Since 1975, major Washington, D.C. law firms have participated in the D.C. Road Show to encourage African American law students to consider private practice at large firms in the region.
“Greenberg Traurig is proud to support the long-standing tradition of the D.C. Road Show,” said Nikki Lewis Simon, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer. “As a firm, we are fortunate to have attorneys from all walks of life who contribute in meaningful ways to our collaborative work environment. Having the opportunity not only to promote, but also showcase this inclusiveness with the next generation of African American law students is a gift that Greenberg Traurig seeks to keep on giving.”
The Road Show travels to various law schools where attorneys from big law firms in D.C. host panel discussions. Some of the topics addressed include: what large firms are looking for in law students; how students can position themselves for success; the interview process; choosing a practice area; the advantages of Washington, D.C. practice; and work-life balance. The program also provides an opportunity to discuss questions and concerns about large firm practice.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 41 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. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.