MEXICO CITY – Oct. 14, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Mexico City collaborated with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a pro bono basis in the preparation of a study of the legal process needed to comply with Mexican law governing the consultation of indigenous communities regarding infrastructure and energy projects.
As part of the firm’s award-winning Mexico City Pro Bono Program, attorneys from several areas of practice in the office helped the NHRC in compiling the study. The Greenberg Traurig team’s work included the review of publications prepared by the NHRC to ease the understanding by indigenous communities of these procedures. The overall objective was to develop a methodology that allows these projects to continue without disruptions while considering and fully honoring human rights.
Over the years, stakeholders who take part in the development of infrastructure projects in Mexico have sought to create mechanisms to address human rights, environment, and other public interests impact of such important projects.
Greenberg Traurig Mexico City’s Pro Bono Program has been recognized by Latin Lawyer, Appleseed Mexico Foundation, USAID, among others, and was recently shortlisted for the “Pro Bono Program of the Year” Award by Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Latin America 2019.
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 Mexico: Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office has more than 60 bilingual attorneys who have been contributors to major national projects in Mexico, and who have held positions in Mexican government offices and regulatory agencies. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin America Practice, and has recently been recognized with leading banking, infrastructure, real estate, privacy, administrative litigation, and competition practices in Mexico.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 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.