WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has selected Phillip H. Hutchinson to be a member of the 2016 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
Hutchinson, a shareholder in the firm’s West Palm Beach office, concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, focusing on defending large corporations in complex litigation. He has experience in state and federal courts, including individual claims and class actions. Hutchinson has litigated matters involving complex product liability disputes, contract disputes, insurance coverage defense, eminent domain actions, employment discrimination, construction defects, non-competition agreements, Fair Labor Standards Act and real estate issues, including commercial leases. In addition to his primary practice, Hutchinson devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono work and other charitable activities, including the Northwest Community Consortium, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Sojourners with Healing Hearts, and Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Hutchinson has served as an instructor in the firm's Litigation Skills Academy and steadfastly continues to train and mentor young lawyers.
“This is an honor for Phillip,” said Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig and the firm’s executive member of LCLD. “He joins a select group of experienced attorneys from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations.”
Founded in 2009, the LCLD has more than 240 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD members participate widely in the programs they've created—leading by example, taking action, and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.