MIAMI (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
Porpoise Evans, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice at the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been selected to join the 2014-2015 class of The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, as a fellow.
The program, which includes 60 attorneys across the state of Florida, aims to help the fellows become leaders in the legal profession and in their communities, with the goal of creating a legacy of leaders for The Florida Bar and the state of Florida. Currently, only eight state bars in the United States have similar leadership programs. As part of the year-long program, Evans will participate in meetings throughout the state, beginning at the Bar’s annual convention in June.
At Greenberg Traurig, Evans focuses his practice on litigation and compliance, including counseling and representing management in employment disputes such as wage & hour, discrimination, and contract claims, as well as defending against alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. His experience also includes the design and implementation of comprehensive anti-corruption compliance programs for multinational companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, with an emphasis on leading such compliance initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Mozambique, and South Africa.
Evans’ other community involvement includes: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Alumni Development Advisory Council; Arts & Business Council of Miami, Board of Trustees; Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Brown University Alumni, Miami Schools Committee; Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar, Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section; John W. Kozyak Minority Law Student Mentoring Program; and Past Secretary, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association.
Throughout his career, Evans has received awards and recognitions, including most recently: Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up & Comers," 2013-2014; Higginbotham Fellow, American Arbitration Association, 2013; Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2013; Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2013; Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2013; and Selected, Legacy Miami magazine and Miami Herald, "Legacy Legal Leader," 2012.
Evans received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
About the Greenberg Traurig Miami office
The Greenberg Traurig Miami office, founded in 1967 by attorneys with a business-focused approach and a tradition of community service, has actively supported and helped drive South Florida's growth as an international financial and cultural center and gateway between the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The office is known for its “Miami Roots, Global Reach.” The attorneys advise local, national and international companies in numerous industries and sectors, including aviation, entertainment, financial institutions, health care, international trade and customs, manufacturing, real estate, retail and technology. In Florida, Greenberg Traurig serves clients from across seven offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach.
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.