Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Adds Third Shareholder in Six Weeks

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Labor & Employment Litigator Erik Rodriguez Joins the Firm

I am delighted by the opportunity to work alongside Ernest Greer, David Long-Daniels and Todd Wozniak in the firm’s Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice and to become a member of a dynamic and growing office.

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that Erik Rodriguez has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Practice. Rodriguez joins Greenberg Traurig from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, where he was a partner in the Labor & Employment Department.

Rodriguez represents employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and defends employment cases in state and federal courts. He also provides labor and employment law drafting and counseling, and serves as a management trainer.

“I am delighted by the opportunity to work alongside Ernest Greer, David Long-Daniels and Todd Wozniak in the firm’s Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice and to become a member of a dynamic and growing office,” said Rodriguez. “In addition, Greenberg Traurig’s national platform enables me to offer my clients a wide range of services in a multitude of markets.” Greer is Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta office and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice. Long-Daniels is Chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice. Wozniak is a shareholder in the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice.

Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice is comprised of more than 100 professionals who provide an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel to clients in a variety of industries. The firm’s Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice was listed in Chambers & Partners USA, 2011. Notably, Long-Daniels and Greer recently obtained a defense verdict in a well-publicized race discrimination jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia filed by former NBA star Joe Barry Carroll.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Erik join our team and excited to continue to enhance our labor and employment capabilities in Atlanta,” said Long-Daniels. “Erik’s practice will be a true asset to the firm.”

“We are highly focused on the expansion of the Atlanta team and are delighted by Erik’s joining us,” said Greer. “In the last six weeks we added shareholders to two other Atlanta practices, and we look forward to continued growth.”

The hiring of Rodriquez follows the recent additions of Kurt Erskine as a shareholder in the White Collar Litigation Practice and Dan Sherman as a shareholder in the firm's Public-Private Partnership, Infrastructure & Economic Development Practice.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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