CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 13, 2015
Keith J. Shapiro, vice president of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and chairman of its Chicago office, has been appointed co-chair of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The commission provides guidance on Holocaust and genocide education and commemoration across the state.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role. I look forward to working with my fellow commission members and the Governor,” said Shapiro.
Shapiro is a longtime member of the board of directors of the the Jewish Federation / Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and is vice chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of Greater Chicago. He is also on the board of the American Jewish Committee and received its prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award in 2013. In 2007, he received the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Judge Simon H. Rifkind Award.
Additionally, Shapiro serves on the advisory board of the DePaul University College of Law's Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies as well as the National Counsel and Illinois Executive Committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He previously served on the boards of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, and the Chicagoland Jewish High School, and was the founding chair of the Law and Justice Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
About Greenberg Traurig's Chicago Office
Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 150 today. Lawyers in GT’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, GT’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in GT’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.