LONDON – Sept. 22, 2021 – Fiona Adams, managing shareholder of the firm’s London office, and Nikki Lewis Simon, shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Officer of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), spoke on a panel hosted by The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACCF) and sponsored by GT titled “Corporate Responsibility in the U.K.: The Arrival of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” on Sept. 14. Please click here to watch the full panel, “Corporate Responsibility in the U.K.: The Arrival of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel.”
The panel, which was sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, discussed how private companies have begun to disclose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets, including DEI initiatives due to being both invited and forced to respond to changing social forces in the U.K., which have until recently remained an exception rather than the norm. The panel also discussed DEI’s place in the U.K.’s future economy.
Adams is the co-chair of the firm’s global Corporate Practice. She primarily represents corporate clients, focusing her practice on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters. Her work spans a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial institutions, media, and retail. Adams has broad experience working on large, complex cross-border transactions.
Simon, a commercial litigator with more than 21 years of experience, is based in the firm’s Miami office and primarily serves as the firm’s Chief DEI Officer. In this capacity, she designs and guides strategic initiatives and programs to deepen firmwide diversity and inclusion efforts that further enrich client engagements and community investments.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a 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 (GT) has approximately 2,300 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com