MIAMI – July 14, 2022 –Litigation Shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Officer of global law firm Greenberg TraurigNikki Lewis Simon spoke at The Florida Bar’s 2022 Volunteer Bar Leaders Boot Camp Conference. Simon presented on a panel titled “Putting Diversity on the Front Lines in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programming.” Greenberg Traurig was a sponsor of the annual meeting.
Simon, along with fellow panellists, discussed the business and moral case for striving for diversity in CLE programming. Speakers also touched on different ways that CLE programs can aim to be diverse in speakers, content, and geographical reach.
Simon is a member of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors, as well as a past chair of its DE&I Committee and past vice chair of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee.
As Greenberg Traurig’s chief DE&I officer, Simon designs and guides strategic initiatives and programs to deepen firmwide diversity and inclusion efforts. Her role is indicative of, and integral to, Greenberg Traurig’s core values of collaboration and inclusion – principles that inform the firm’s operations and legal business in meaningful, positive ways. Before assuming primary responsibilities on the business side of the firm, Simon, a commercial litigator with more than two decades of experience, represents her cross-industry clients’ business objectives by protecting their capital – human, intellectual, and financial – against claims of wrongdoing in complex commercial and class action litigation. Those matters have spanned the panoply of issues and claims businesses often face, from discrimination to wrongful death, defamation to fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence, and malpractice to breach of fiduciary duty and securities law violations.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has 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 4.0 Certification Plus, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, andLaw360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: www.gtlaw.com.