SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 8, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Charles Birenbaum is participating in a series of business-centered workgroups on the future of electric vehicles in California, hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce’s (CalChamber) Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Birenbaum is chair of the committee for the 2021 session, and has served on the CalChamber Board of Directors since 2017.
Designed in conjunction with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order directing the state to require that all new cars and passenger trucks sold within California be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2035, the CalChamber virtual workshop series is titled, “Getting to 2035: Opportunities and Challenges for Electric Vehicles in California.”
The workshop series will include the following topics:
- The State of the Automotive Industry
- Utilities and Infrastructure
- The State of the Fueling Industry
- Small Business and Agricultural Consumers
Birenbaum serves as the firm’s chair of Northern California and co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He is an experienced labor and employment attorney who focuses his practice on traditional labor and employment law matters and has wide-ranging experience litigating in state and federal courts, as well as with various administrative agencies.
CalChamber’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is dedicated to implementing chamber policy, such as support for developing and maintaining an efficient, integrated network of roads, transit, rail, ports, and aviation facilities that are highly accessible for all users; support for strong economic growth; and encouragement for a high quality of life. According to its website, CalChamber is the largest broad-based business advocacy group in California, working at the state and federal levels for policies that strengthen California’s business landscape.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including nationwide class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.
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: www.gtlaw.com