Albany, New York (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
The International law firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP announced that attorney, Hank Greenberg, was a speaker at the “Pro Bono: New York Lawyers and Public Service, Looking Back - Looking Forward” event hosted by The Historical Society of the New York Courts. The event was on February 19 at the New York City Bar. Greenberg is a shareholder in the Litigation and Health & FDA Business practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Albany office. He also serves as Vice President of The Historical Society of the New York Courts.
The event looked into the history of pro bono services in New York and included panel discussions. One panel entitled “Looking Back on Pro Bono Service Litigating Death Penalty Cases” featured the Honorable Robert S. Smith, Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals and the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York.
Greenberg previously served as Counsel to former New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, from 2007 to 2010. In that capacity, he worked on some of the agency's most significant litigation and public policy initiatives. He also served as General Counsel for the New York State Department of Health from 1995 to 2000, where he was the chief legal advisor to the Commissioner of Health.
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Greenberg Traurig – Pro Bono Initiative
GT lawyers from across the firm regularly help the people in their communities on matters as wide-reaching as human rights and economic development and as personal as domestic violence, children’s issues and immigration. Our attorneys dedicate their time and talents to providing volunteer legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. Along with those areas mentioned above, our attorneys also do pro bono work focusing on civil rights and affirmative action, custody and visitation, guardianship, criminal appeals, immigration/political asylum, housing and homelessness, and health care.