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Johnine P. Barnes Moderates Panel at Global Women in Law & Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2021 – Johnine Barnes, a shareholder and chair of the Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment Practice Group of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, served as a moderator at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Global Women in Law & Leadership Conference on June 21.

The Global Women in Law & Leadership program is “the primary event to support the ACC Foundation’s global women’s initiative and efforts to foster the professional development of women as in-house counsel; to support and engage women in their professional roles; and to champion full and equal recognition of women in the legal profession.”

Barnes moderated the “How to Stay Relevant and Transcend Boundaries While Working Remotely” breakout session with panelists Olesja Cormney, managing counsel, Toyota Motor, North America, Inc.; Lisa Lang, general counsel, Kentucky State University; and Kia Williams, director of litigation/counsel, Mattress Firm.

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 Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

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: