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Greenberg Traurig Hosts Black History Month Fireside Chat; Adtalem’s General Counsel Chaka Patterson as Keynote

NEW YORK – Feb. 22, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Social Justice Action Academy will host a Black History Month Fireside Chat featuring Chaka M. Patterson, Adtalem Global Education Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary as keynote speaker. The virtual discussion will be held Feb. 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET. Attendees can register here.

Patterson will discuss his experiences as a leader in law and business and his thoughts on “belonging, managing up, and showing up” as a professional. He will also address how corporations can be catalysts for change when leaders personally and actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Providing introductory and closing remarks will be David Weinstein, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tampa office and chair of the firm’s Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice, and Dale Wainwright, co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice and chair of the Texas Appellate Practice. Nikki Lewis Simon, Litigation Practice shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, will moderate.

“Conversations like this one, that highlight the indelible connection between business and diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of personal experiences, are necessary and timely, particularly as we celebrate Black History Month,” Simon said.

The Social Justice Action Academy, a key element of Greenberg Traurig’s Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, aims to educate on matters of race, justice, and equity; facilitate and encourage conversations about these topics; and drive forward meaningful change consistent with the goals of the action plan.

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. Through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan, the firm has committed $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support impoverished communities. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: DRIVES Twitter: @GT_Drives

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: