NEW YORK – Jan. 17, 2018 – Caroline J. Heller, a litigation shareholder and chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Pro Bono Program, has been named one of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Empire State Counsel 2017 Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteers.
The Empire State Counsel recognizes the exemplary pro bono work of attorneys and law firms in New York State. Heller will be honored at the Justice for All Luncheon, Jan. 25, at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Heller was named chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program in 2015. Since joining Greenberg Traurig as an associate in 2004, Heller has dedicated more than 4,100 hours to the pro bono representation of, among others, parents of children with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, and unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings, as well as supervising the firm’s associates on their pro bono cases.
Heller focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and business disputes on a nationwide basis in the fields of professional liability, partnership disputes, securities litigation, and entertainment disputes. She has litigation experience in federal and state courts and arbitration experience before the American Arbitration Association.
Heller is frequently recognized for her commitment to community involvement. She received the New York Business Journal’s "Women of Influence Award” in 2017, the New York Law Journal’s “Lawyers Who Lead By Example Pro Bono Award” in 2014, and the President’s Pro Bono Award from the First Judicial District of the New York Bar Association in 2012, among others. She was also a finalist for Chambers USA "Women in Law Awards," Leadership in the Community: Lawyer of the Year, 2015. She is on the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children of New York and on the Board of Fund for Modern Courts and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program
Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.