Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Named 2013 Legal ‘Professional of the Year’ by ICABA

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Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Named 2013 Legal ‘Professional of the Year’ by ICABA

Jaret L. Davis, co-managing shareholder of the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named the 2013 legal “Professional of the Year” by ICABA, an organization dedicated to recognizing and supporting black professionals. The organization honored Davis at a recent black tie gala at Florida International University celebrating South Florida’s most accomplished blacks.

“I am honored to have been selected for this recognition from among so many qualified candidates, and I am grateful to be involved with such a prestigious organization that makes a meaningful impact on the black professional community,” Davis said.

In his role as co-managing shareholder at the Greenberg Traurig Miami office, Davis oversees approximately 160 attorneys and 200 business staff members based in the firm’s founding office. A shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group focusing on domestic and international transactions within the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and credit markets arenas, Davis has represented numerous companies with an industry focus on the IT and health care/biotech sectors.

In addition to his achievements in the field of law, Davis is also noted for his commitment to support a greater good. He generously donates his time to numerous nonprofit and community organizations that are making a difference locally and nationwide. His current community involvement includes: Chair, University of Miami School of Law, Dean's Circle; Board Member, City Year, Board of Directors; Board Member, Friends of Little River, Board of Directors; Vice Chairman, Miami Children's Hospital, Board of Directors; Board Member, SEED Foundation, South Florida Division, Board of Trustees; and Member, American Diabetes Association, Income Development Committee.

He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. Recently, these have included: Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category," 2013; Listed, Daily Business Review, "Rising Stars 40 Under 40," 2013; Recipient, "Distinguished Young Leader Award," Thurgood Marshall College Fund, 2013; Recipient, "OBABL Power 100" Award - 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in the Nation, 2013; Selected, Legacy Miami magazine and Miami Herald, "Corporate Executive of the Year," 2013; Selected, "Miracle Maker," the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Miami, 2013; Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2013; Recipient, "Distinguished Honoree Award," Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2012; and Selected, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category," 2012; Recipient, The National Law Journal, "Minority 40 Under 40," 2011; and Recipient, The M&A Advisor, "40 Under 40," 2011.

Davis graduated from the University of Miami with a law degree, magna cum laude, in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics in 1996.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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