FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
Brian H. Koch, a Shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale Litigation Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been named the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for raising the most money among an extraordinary group of candidates.
Over a 10-week period, Koch raised more than $42,000 in memory of his mother, Bonnie Koch, who passed away from cancer in 2005 at the age of 60. Koch was honored Saturday, May 9, at the Journey of Hope Grand Finale Gala at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa.
LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.
“I am humbled and privileged to be named the LLS 2015 Man of the Year for Fort Lauderdale,” said Koch. “Everyone has been impacted by cancer. I have been inspired by the outpouring of support and am grateful for the generosity of all who donated to this worthy cause.”
Jenifer Marquart, Man and Woman of the Year Director for the South Florida Chapter of LLS, stated, “We are extremely grateful for Brian’s efforts to raise funds and awareness for LLS. Dedicated leaders like Brian have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives today and helping us achieve the LLS goal of a world without blood cancers.”
At Greenberg Traurig, Koch focuses on resolving business disputes, and has represented regional, national and international plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts for more than 11 years. Koch has a diverse commercial litigation practice that includes business, insurance and class action litigation. Koch has broad experience handling all aspects of litigation including motion practice, trial and appeals.
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