MIAMI – June 8, 2017 – Jaret L. Davis, co-managing shareholder for the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., received The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Bill Colson Leadership Award. The award was presented during the Chamber’s annual Salute to Miami’s Leaders Awards program.
The Chamber’s Bill Colson Leadership Award is named in honor of the late Bill Colson, a prominent Miami attorney and community activist, who founded the Leadership Miami® program more than three decades ago. This award is presented to an outstanding Leadership Miami® alumnus who has exemplified consistent leadership in creating community understanding and enhancing the quality of life for a broad cross-section of the entire community.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious Bill Colson Leadership Award that is named after one of our important community leaders,” Davis said. “I look forward to continuing to work with many of our local leaders and our team at Greenberg Traurig to help make Miami and South Florida a better place to live and work for all.”
At Greenberg Traurig, Davis oversees approximately 170 attorneys and 200 business staff who are based in the firm's founding office in Miami. A shareholder in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice, focusing on both domestic and international transactions within the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and credit markets arenas, Davis represents numerous companies with an industry focus on the technology, health care and biotech sectors.
He currently serves as Chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. In 2016, the Beacon Council, under his leadership, launched the Connect & Grow initiative designed to accelerate the growth of existing companies and incubate disruptive ideas to build out a business model.
Davis is actively involved in the community, impacting economic development in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, education reform and digital health care. He is General Counsel to eMerge Americas, the annual global technology conference based in Miami, Florida; Past President of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association; and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
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