Lawyers from the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation 2022 Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Strategic Professional Development Conference September 19-20 in Florida. Greenberg Traurig also continued its annual sponsorship of the event.
NEW YORK, September 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Lawyers from the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation 2022 Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Strategic Professional Development Conference September 19-20 in Florida. Greenberg Traurig also continued its annual sponsorship of the event.
Litigation Practice Shareholder and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of Greenberg Traurig Nikki Lewis Simon led a keynote session entitled “Moving on Up – GC to CEO”. During the session, Simon interviewed Antoine Sharett, president of Pathward, NA (formerly Meta Financial Group), on his journey to chief legal officer and transition to executive leadership as chairman. The Q&A session explored identifying and managing the differences between the practical and business side of Sharett’s career, practical advice for others pursuing the same journey, how to turn failures into successes, practical wellness to stay at your best in the process and building an effective network at this level. Simon also served on the advisory board for this year’s conference. Simon is a resident of the firm Miami Desk.
Labor and Employment Practice Shareholder Johnine P. Barnes moderated a panel, titled “Bridging the Wealth Gap”, which discussed how in-house and outside attorneys can partner to ensure fair opportunities in law. The discussion focused on assigning legal issues and assigning credit for associated successes as a means of closing any pay gap between peer lawyers and ways in which firms can also help close the gap. wealth gap in the legal profession. Panelists included Rudy FigueroaSVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Mitsui Rail Capital; Tameka Simmons, General Counsel, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and Holly Loiseau, General Counsel, KServicing. Barnes resides in the cabinet washington d.c. Desk.
The ACC Foundation’s Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers strategic professional development conference provides an opportunity for exchange between leading in-house lawyers, partners and business professionals. The annual retreat includes small, board-focused, closed-door discussions that provide up-close and personal commentary from seasoned executives to mid-career lawyers. Held in Palm Beach Gardens, Floridathe 2022 retreat featured engaging leadership discussions with top lawyers from United States’ top companies, as well as critical conversations about career-life balance and strengthening efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement.
Simon, a commercial litigator with over two decades of experience, primarily serves as the firm’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this role, she designs and guides strategic initiatives and programs to deepen company-wide diversity and inclusion efforts that further enrich customer engagements and community investments. 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 activities in meaningful and positive ways. Prior to assuming primary responsibilities on the commercial side of the firm, Simon represented the business objectives of his cross-industry clients by protecting their capital – human, intellectual and financial – against allegations of wrongdoing in commercial litigation and recourse. complex collectives.
Barnes has extensive experience in labor and employment law. She is nationally recognized by the Legal 500 US Guide for her consulting and compliance practice regarding employment laws, including but not limited to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal and state laws governing employment matters. Additionally, Barnes is listed by Lawdragon 500 among its “Leading Lawyers in America” and “Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyers”. She is experienced in litigation and defense of employment claims for harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful dismissal and breach of contract, as well as commercial litigation. She has experience handling non-competition agreements and contract disputes, trade secret matters, international litigation, white collar crime claims, proprietary interest disputes and legislative matters.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: Since its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse company founded on fairness, equality and authenticity. Through its action plan for social, racial and economic justice, the firm is committed to $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support disadvantaged communities. Additionally, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, as well as 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 over 2,500 attorneys across 43 locations United States, Europe, Latin America, Asiaand the Middle East. The company reported gross sales of more than $2 billion for fiscal year 2021 and is consistently a top firm on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250 rankings. In the inaugural Law360 Pulse Leaderboard 2022 ranking, it is a top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e® Energy program certifies that the company’s US offices are powered by 100% renewable energy. The company is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity and volunteerism. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com
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