NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 24, 2015
William C. Silverman, litigation shareholder and head of the pro bono program at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, served as 2015 Benefit Committee Chair for the Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) 2015 Gala: A Benefit for Families held Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Three Sixty° in New York City. The firm was also on the host committee for the gala, where honorees included Citi, KPMG LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Maya Wiley, counsel to the New York City mayor.
LIFT empowers families to advocate for themselves in New York City Family Court.
“I am proud to spearhead this year’s LIFT gala – an organization that has been near and dear to my heart for many years,” said Silverman. “I am also proud that Greenberg Traurig has made supporting unrepresented litigants in Family Court a real priority.”
Silverman focuses his practice on government investigations and white collar criminal matters, as well as complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He currently serves on the boards of directors for not only LIFT, but also The Fund for Modern Courts, which recently received the DoGooder ImpactX Award for a video the firm financed on the need for more family court judges, and The Children’s Law Center. He also serves as counsel to the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Silverman is president of Greenberg Traurig’s Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, which is the largest single funder of Equal Justice Works fellowships in the country. He has been recognized as a leader in the pro bono community, and his accolades include being named one of New York’s New Abolitionists by Sanctuary for Families and the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition; the Above and Beyond Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from Sanctuary for Families; and the Commitment to Justice Award for Outstanding Partner from inMotion.
Additionally, the firm was recently honored by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) with an award for its extraordinary contributions to the protection of children who come alone to the United States in search of safety.
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 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.