AUSTIN – Oct. 8, 2019 – For the third consecutive year, the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has earned an “A” rating for the hiring, promotion, and retention of attorneys with diverse backgrounds in race, gender, and sexual orientation.
To receive a grade of “A,” at least 17.50% of the lawyers at a firm’s Austin office must reflect diversity, the same percentage of diverse attorneys practicing in Travis County. Greenberg Traurig Austin achieved percentages that exceeded the minimum requirements.
“Nurturing diversity and inclusion not only makes smart business sense, but it also is the right thing to do,” said Demetrius G. McDaniel, co-regional operating shareholder of Texas and chair of the firm's Texas Government Law & Policy Practice. “The firm is greatly honored to be consistently recognized for creating and maintaining a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and values the uniqueness of each person at the firm. All of us at Greenberg Traurig will continue to build on these efforts for the next generation of attorneys.”
The Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card, launched in 2011, is a collaboration of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Austin Asian American Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Austin, the Austin Bar Association LGBT Law Section, and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association.
“Diversity is in the DNA of our firm and we remain committed to having a team that mirrors the diversity of the community and the clients we serve,” said Sandra D. Gonzalez, a shareholder in the Austin office and a co-leader of Greenberg Traurig’s Hispanic/Latino Affinity Group. “Diversity strengthens our firm and our ability to represent our clients.”
For more information about the Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card or to see how other Austin law firms ranked in their diversity efforts, visit http://www.hispanicbaraustin.com/hbaa-committees/law-firm-diversity.html.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig and part of its history. With more than 125 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys have experience in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.
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. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 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: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.