Vitaliy Kats Joins Greenberg Traurig in Tampa

TAMPA – Oct. 16, 2017 – Vitaliy Kats has joined the Tampa office of global law firm, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., as an Associate in the firm’s Appellate Practice.

Greenberg Traurig’s Appellate Group has been involved in some of the most important and consequential cases of our time. In recent years, Greenberg Traurig’s Appellate lawyers have played key roles in cases addressing voting rights and election law, federal constitutional law, environmental law, labor law, white-collar criminal law, First Amendment law, real estate law, civil rights law, intellectual property and patent law, and administrative and regulatory law.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Kats served as law clerk to Judge John L. Badalamenti of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. Prior to his clerkship, he completed an internship at the Office of the Florida Attorney General in Miami, where he worked on cases in the area of multi-circuit mortgage fraud and pharmaceutical adulteration under Florida’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. As a summer associate at a prominent civil rights firm, he took part in litigation challenging Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.

Kats received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was Executive Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review and received the Frank E. Maloney Award for Outstanding Law Review member. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Studies from Emory University.

About Greenberg Traurig – Tampa

The Tampa office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. represents clients in a broad array of civil and white-collar litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts—including complex and high-stakes trials—in Florida, around the country, and on a cross-border basis. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, intellectual property & technology, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with the firm's six other Florida offices to provide seamless statewide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Six Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News–Best Law Firms®.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and we are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GT—for the 11th consecutive year—has the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018) and is among the Litigation Standout firms in the BTI Consulting Group’s Litigation Report: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms (2018). We are proud to have earned a No. 1 Ranking, African American Partners, and No. 1 Ranking, Hispanic American Partners, on The American Lawyer’s 2017 Diversity Scorecard, and to be listed among the Top 5, Number of Female Partners, Women’s Scorecard, The National Law Journal (2017). Our firm also has a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (2017).