NEW YORK – June 7, 2019 – Diana S.C. Zeydel, shareholder and global chair of the Private Wealth Services Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, won Best in Wealth Management at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s annual ‘Americas Women in Business Law Awards’ ceremony held June 6, at Essex House in New York. Greenberg Traurig was a finalist for 14 other honors.
Zeydel focuses her practice on sophisticated estate planning for high net-worth individuals and families, including intra-generational wealth transfer strategies and business succession planning. She also assists clients with litigated probate, trust and guardianship matters, and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service in matters involving complex fiduciary income tax and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax controversies.
According to the Euromoney website, winners are chosen based on their ability to support the development of women in the legal profession and provide a work/life program that empowers women to pursue legal careers. In addition to Zeydel, the following Greenberg Traurig women attorneys were finalists in the categories noted below:
- Best in Litigation: Lori G. Cohen (Americas)
- Best in Media & Entertainment: Barbara Meili (Americas)
- Best in Tax: Mary F. Voce (Americas)
- Best in Technology: Francoise Gilbert (Americas)
- Rising Star – Intellectual Property: Lisa Li (Americas)
In addition, for 2019, the firm was shortlisted in the following categories:
Best International Firm Latin America Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Latin America Practice draws on resources from our offices in New York, Miami, Mexico City and around the world, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients identify and capitalize on business opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our experience throughout the region enables us to offer clients local knowledge and resources as they seek market opportunities, investments, financing, access to capital markets, governmental strategies or international dispute resolution.
Best International Firm for Diversity
Since its founding, Greenberg Traurig has made a commitment to cultivating a work environment emphasizing diversity and inclusion. For decades, the firm has fostered this commitment through its Diversity Initiative. The responsibility and success of this initiative relies on Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys’ commitment and dedication to nurture diversity and continue to create an environment where differences are embraced and utilized creatively.
Best International Mentoring Program
Greenberg Traurig’s Associate Development Program provides a comprehensive support system to enhance an associate’s career at the firm. Although offered to all associates, Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative (GTWI) benefits from this program as it helps ensure women associates, specifically, receive the guidance, support, and in-depth business development training they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive legal market.
Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work
Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig regularly advises on matters as wide-reaching as human rights and economic development to as personal as domestic violence, children’s issues, and immigration. A signature part of the firm’s pro bono program’s focus is on issues impacting women. These efforts are supported by dedicated Greenberg Traurig attorneys in partnership with numerous organizations. Significant partnerships include Equal Justice Works, Her Justice, Incarcerated Mothers Law Project, Girls in Tech, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia.
Best Law Firm
For the third consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig was also shortlisted in five different regions as a Best Law Firm based on the ration of men to women attorneys in each office at every level. According to Euromoney, the selection is also based on the firm’s overall submissions. Greenberg Traurig is recognized in the following locations:
- Best Firm, Latin America – Mexico
- Best Firm, North America – Midwest
- Best Firm, North America – Northeast
- Best Firm, North America – US South
- Best Firm, North America – US West
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices 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: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.