100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

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The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named to the shortlist for the inaugural The Legal 500 United States Awards in the areas of “Labor and Employment – Immigration” and “Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Litigation (including ERISA).” In addition, The Legal 500 United States 2015 guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide has just been released and recommends Greenberg Traurig as a “Top Tier” firm in the “Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate” category as well as 100-plus firm attorneys, and more than 25 firmwide areas of practice and industry focus.

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named to the shortlist for the inaugural The Legal 500 United States Awards in the areas of “Labor and Employment – Immigration” and “Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Litigation (including ERISA).” In addition, The Legal 500 United States 2015 guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide has just been released and recommends Greenberg Traurig as a “Top Tier” firm in the “Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate” category as well as 100-plus firm attorneys, and more than 25 firmwide areas of practice and industry focus.

The three Greenberg Traurig lawyers below are on the elite "Leading Lawyers" list in The Legal 500 United States 2015 guide:

  •     Lori G. Cohen: Litigation – Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. Cohen is Chair of the firm’s Trial Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group.
  •     Robert J. Ivanhoe: Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate. Ivanhoe is Co-Chair of the 200-plus-lawyer Global Real Estate Practice at Greenberg Traurig and Co-Chair of its REIT group.
  •     Laura Foote Reiff: Labor and Employment – Immigration. Foote Reiff is Co-Chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Northern Virginia office.

The Legal 500 United States Awards will recognize what the publisher calls the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. More than 50,000 interviews were conducted to ascertain the winners, who will be honored at a dinner at The Boathouse in Central Park on October 14, 2015. Published by Legalese, The Legal 500 guides (published by country or region) “provide research and law firm rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for the job.” Firms are recommended on merit, based on client and peer feedback.

Some of the commentary published in The Legal 500 United States 2015 guide regarding Greenberg Traurig and its attorneys includes:

  •     …lawyers at Greenberg Traurig LLP are ‘prompt, informed and to-the-point’…
  •     …Greenberg Traurig LLP ‘does extraordinary work’ on account of its ‘ability to understand the issues in depth, and present them simply, clearly, and in a compelling fashion to the court.’
  •     …‘is a responsive and practical adviser for us from a business perspective.’

The Greenberg Traurig lawyers listed below are recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 editorial based on the guide’s industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

Finance - Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)

  •     Mark D. Bloom
  •     Maria J. DiConza
  •     Nancy A. Mitchell
  •     Keith J. Shapiro
  •     Diane E. Vuocolo

Finance - Structured Finance

  •     Mark I. Michigan
  •     Todd A. Miller
  •     Trent M. Murch

Industry Focus - Energy – Regulatory and Transactions

  •     Douglas C. Atnipp
  •     Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III
  •     William Garner
  •     Gregory K. Lawrence
  •     Kenneth M. Minesinger
  •     Howard L. Nelson
  •     Patrick Pope

Industry Focus - Environment - Litigation

  •     Christopher L. Bell
  •     Francis A. Citera
  •     David G. Mandelbaum
  •     Craig V. Richardson
  •     Nicholas J. Secco
  •     John Voorhees
  •     David B. Weinstein

Industry Focus - Healthcare - Health Insurers

  •     Tricia A. Asaro
  •     Thomas J. Bond
  •     Michael J. Cherniga
  •     Harold N. Iselin
  •     Michael L. Malone
  •     Nancy E. Taylor

Industry Focus - Healthcare - Service Providers

  •     Michael J. Cherniga
  •     Joseph F. Coniglio
  •     Michael L. Malone
  •     Francis J. Serbaroli
  •     William H. Sultemeier
  •     Nancy E. Taylor

Intellectual Property - Copyright

  •     Ian C. Ballon

Intellectual Property - Trademarks - Litigation

  •     Herbert H. Finn
  •     Susan L. Heller
  •     Steven J. Wadyka Jr.

Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

  •     Leslie A. Klein
  •     Jeffrey D. Mamorsky
  •     Magan P. Ray

Labor and Employment - Immigration

  •     Laura Foote Reiff
  •     Kate Kalmykov
  •     Ian R. Macdonald
  •     Pamela J. Mak
  •     Martha J. Schoonover

Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Litigation

  •     Robert H. Bernstein
  •     Kristine J. Feher
  •     Jerrold F. Goldberg
  •     Mark D. Kemple
  •     David Long-Daniels
  •     Jonathan L. Sulds
  •     Peter W. Zinober

Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations

  •     Joseph Z. Fleming
  •     Terence P. McCourt
  •     Erik S. Rodriguez
  •     Jonathan L. Sulds

Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling

  •     Johnine P. Barnes
  •     Kelly Dobbs Bunting
  •     Kristine J. Feher
  •     Wendy Johnson Lario

Litigation - Commercial Litigation

  •     Hilarie Bass
  •     William R. Clayton
  •     Alan Mansfield
  •     Jeff E. Scott
  •     Philip R. Sellinger
  •     Mark G. Tratos

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)

  •     Jordan D. Grotzinger
  •     Robert J. Herrington
  •     Alan Mansfield

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

  •     Lori G. Cohen
  •     Nicholas J. Secco

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Toxic Tort

  •     Brent H. Allen
  •     Nicholas J. Secco
  •     Christopher Torres
  •     David B. Weinstein

Litigation - Securities - Shareholder Litigation

  •     Hilarie Bass
  •     William D. Briendel
  •     Joseph C. Coates III
  •     David A. Coulson
  •     Richard A. Edlin
  •     Robert A. Horowitz
  •     Bradford D. Kaufman
  •     Steven M. Malina
  •     Paul J. Schumacher
  •     George D. Sullivan
  •     Terry R. Weiss

Litigation - Supreme Court and Appellate

  •     Elliot H. Scherker

Litigation - Trade secrets

  •     Kurt A. Kappes
  •     Richard C. McCrea Jr.

M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+)

  •     Dennis J. Block
  •     Gary M. Epstein
  •     Peter H. Lieberman
  •     David M. Schwartzbaum

Real Estate and Construction - Construction

  •     Robert S. Brams
  •     Robert C. Epstein
  •     Michael J. Schaengold

Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning

  •     Nick Hockens
  •     Jay A. Segal

Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate

  •     Christina Braisted Rogers
  •     Rebecca Lynne Burnham
  •     James J. Caserio
  •     Gregory A. Fishman
  •     Robert J. Ivanhoe
  •     Corey E. Light
  •     Stephen L. Rabinowitz

Tax - International Tax

  •     Seth J. Entin
  •     Ozzie A. Schindler
  •     Robert D. Simon
  •     Mary F. Voce
  •     Kenneth Zuckerbrot

Tax - Tax Controversy

  •     G. Michelle Ferreira
  •     Barbara T. Kaplan
  •     Bradley R. Marsh

Overall, Greenberg Traurig is recommended in the guide in the following practice and industry areas:

  •     Finance - Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)
  •     Finance - Structured Finance
  •     Industry Focus - Energy: Regulatory
  •     Industry Focus - Energy: Transactions
  •     Industry Focus - Environment: Litigation
  •     Industry Focus - Healthcare: Health Insurers
  •     Industry Focus - Healthcare: Service Providers
  •     Intellectual Property - Copyright
  •     Intellectual Property - Trademarks: Litigation
  •     Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  •     Labor and Employment – Immigration
  •     Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations
  •     Labor and Employment – Litigation
  •     Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling
  •     Litigation - Commercial Litigation
  •     Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)
  •     Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  •     Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort
  •     Litigation - Securities: Shareholder Litigation
  •     Litigation - Supreme Court and Appellate - Appellate
  •     Litigation - Trade Secrets
  •     M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
  •     Real Estate and Construction - Construction
  •     Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning
  •     Tax - International Tax
  •     Tax - Tax Controversy

For a complete list of the rankings and editorial summaries by The Legal 500 United States 2015 researchers and editors, please click here.

About Legal 500
For 27 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions, the results of which can be viewed free of charge. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but simply put, we highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Our research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. The Legal 500 produces a wide-ranging series of resources for in-house lawyers including roundtables, client insight reports, and recognizes and rewards the best in-house lawyers through our Corporate Counsel 100 series and The Legal 500 Awards.

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.

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