CHICAGO – March 13, 2023 –Francis A. Citera, Tiffany S. Fordyce, and Gregory E. Ostfeld, shareholders in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Chicago office, were named 2023 Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys by Crain’s Chicago Business.
According to Crain’s, the 2023 Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys list is made up of more than 70 of the top practitioners in Chicago with major accomplishments in the courtroom who also devote time to pro bono work, community involvement, and professional organizations.
Citera is a nationally recognized trial lawyer representing clients in product liability, toxic torts, class actions, and other complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. He has nearly 40 years of experience and is co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation Practice and co-chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice. An experienced architect of litigation strategies, he defends companies in various industries and business sectors. Recognized as a thought leader in the area of toxic torts, Citera serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, teaching toxic torts to the next generation of lawyers.
Fordyce is chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Labor & Employment Practice and co-chair of the practice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group. She is a seasoned trial attorney who primarily defends companies and municipalities in employment and other civil rights actions. Fordyce regularly defends employers in class and collective actions, as well as single plaintiff matters. Fordyce’s practice includes discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act claims, and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act claims. She also has represented indigent clients in immigration matters for nearly two decades, including in asylum, Convention Against Torture, and Violence Against Women Act cases.
Ostfeld is vice chair of the firm’s Pharmaceutical Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice and co-chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice. For more than two decades, he has focused on pharmaceutical and medical device companies, the financial services sector, and the consumer products sector. Ostfeld’s litigation practice is nationwide; he has handled individual, multidistrict, and consolidated cases at the trial court level in dozens of states, and he has led appeals in nearly every federal appellate court and approximately two dozen state appellate courts. A former pro bono coordinator for the Chicago office, Ostfeld has represented dozens of indigent clients in cases involving discrimination, victim advocacy, prisoner rights, and civil rights.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to nearly 200 today. Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.