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Johnine Barnes to Speak at Women in the Law & Leadership Virtual Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.  April 20, 2021 – Johnine P. Barnes, shareholder and chair of the Washington, D.C. Labor and Employment Practice Group of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate in CenterForce USA’s Women in the Law & Leadership Virtual Summit: Washington, D.C. on April 21. This year’s theme is Awareness into Action: Inspiring Change.

Barnes will speak on the panel titled “No Longer A Man’s World: Getting a Seat at the Table” that will address how to position current successes and experiences for growth opportunities and career advancement in the legal industry.

Barnes is nationally noted for her counselling and compliance practice. Her practice focuses on client compliance with federal and state statutes governing employment and labor laws. Recognized as one of the 500 Leading Attorneys in America by Lawdragon (2020 & 2021), she has counseled and represented companies ranging in size from Fortune 10 to small family businesses, government agencies, and associations. Barnes also has been recognized as one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive (2019) and as one of the “500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers” by Lawdragon (2020). She has wide-ranging litigation experience, including serving as first chair in jury trials and defending claims of harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Barnes handles non-compete agreement disputes, contract disputes, trade secret matters, and international disputes.

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: Twitter: @GT_Drives.

About Greenberg Traurig: 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: