Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2012
International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP is pleased to announce that The Executive Women of New Jersey (”EWNJ”) honored Shareholder Wendy Johnson Lario at its Salute to the Policy Makers 2012 Awards Dinner on May 17, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Brunswick, NJ. Currently in its 32nd year, EWNJ holds the biennial fund-raising event to recognize women of professional distinction in New Jersey.
Philip Sellinger, managing shareholder of the firm’s New Jersey office and presenter of Lario’s award, said, “Wendy’s dedication to the advancement of professional women embodies Greenberg Traurig’s culture of serving not only our clients but our communities as a whole. We join in congratulating her on this achievement.”
“It’s humbling to be recognized by an organization that has done so much to promote the advancement of women to the highest levels of their professions,” said Lario. "I applaud the exceptional work and achievements of this talented group of female leaders who keep moving the bar higher and higher for women in New Jersey. I am honored and privileged to be among them and hope that this distinction will help us promote the goal of gender equality at all levels of business."
Lario leads a team of experienced attorneys who represent employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and whistleblowing. She also provides advice and training to management and in-house counsel on employment issues like firing, hiring, misconduct, leave and attendance, employee accommodations and executive agreements, among others. She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University and B.A. from Duke University.
Proceeds from the biennial event will fund EWNJ’s scholarship program, which has provided over $1.1 million in scholarships to more than 350 deserving New Jersey women enrolled in advanced degree programs at New Jersey institutions since instituting the program in 1986, as well as other programs that advance women.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie served as the Distinguished Honorary Dinner Chair. Wells Fargo Regional President Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons served as the event’s honorary dinner chair, and Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Networks and Chairman of the Board, Liz Claiborne Inc., was the guest speaker for the event.
“Since its founding in 1980, EWNJ has championed the advancement of women to the most senior levels of international corporations, non profits, and public service firms. At this year’s ‘Salute to the Policy Makers’ event, we will celebrate the professional accomplishments of 36 exceptional New Jersey executives,” said EWNJ President-Elect and 2012 Salute Dinner Chair Keitha M. Lackey, who also serves as a Director for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “It is my honor and pleasure to serve as Chair for this year’s gala, which serves a dual purpose: Honoring an outstanding group of women and benefiting an excellent cause.”
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.
About Executive Women of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, EWNJ is where New Jersey’s executive women connect and collaborate across all sectors to share experiences, develop relationships and build their businesses. Since the organization’s founding, EWNJ has given out over $1.1 million in scholarships to deserving New Jersey women pursuing advanced degrees.