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Monica S. Harris Named to The National Black Lawyers ‘Top 40 Under 40’ in Illinois

CHICAGO – Feb. 21, 2020Monica S. Harris, an associate in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney in Illinois by The National Black Lawyers (NBL). The honor recognizes 40 African American attorneys from each state who are under the age of 40 and have an outstanding reputation among peers, the judiciary, and the public.

According to NBL, the “Top 40 Under 40” honorees are selected after a rigorous nomination and vetting process. Honorees must be nominated by current members of the NBL and are evaluated on criteria including notable achievements, settlements, and verdicts as a lawyer; leadership and membership in other national and state specialty lawyer organizations; and rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations.

Harris is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice and focuses on representing financial institutions, corporations, investment managers, and shareholders in complex commercial, securities, and class action litigation matters.  She also has experience defending clients in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.

NBL is a professional honorary organization, membership for which is by invitation only and extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession and promote diversity. NBL is one of the preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top African American attorneys and is focused on enhancing the professional development of its members.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 160 today. Lawyers in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 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: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law