Former Capitol Hill Advisor Elana Broitman Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice

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Elana Broitman has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York City office as shareholder in its Government Law & Policy Practice.

Elana Broitman has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York City office as shareholder in its Government Law & Policy Practice. Broitman joins the firm from UJA-Federation of New York, where she served as Senior Vice President.

At Greenberg Traurig, Broitman will represent clients in New York City, New York state, and Washington, D.C. on government affairs, procurement, regulatory, and policy matters. She will also provide specific expertise in Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) matters, cybersecurity, and sanctions.

“Elana’s experience working in the public and private sectors enhances our ability to advise clients who are navigating complex issues with the government,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, chief executive officer of Greenberg Traurig. “We welcome her to the firm.”

Broitman has also held numerous positions within the federal government. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy at the Defense Department. Broitman worked on Capitol Hill for a decade, serving as senior advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and before that as counsel to the House International Relations Committee. She had previously served in the Clinton administration as Senior Rule of Law Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development's Europe and Newly Independent States.

“I am looking forward to returning to private practice and taking advantage of Greenberg Traurig’s global platform and working with so many talented practitioners,” said Broitman.

Before joining the firm, Broitman served as the Senior Vice President of UJA-Federation of New York where she led federal, state, and city government affairs for the largest local philanthropy and worked closely with the New York delegation, the Homeland Security Committee chair, and New York state and city leadership.

Additionally, Broitman spent nine years in private industry focused on intellectual property and international technology policy matters.

Broitman holds a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the notes editor of the Texas Law Review, and a B.A., cum laude, from Trinity University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

About Greenberg Traurig's New York Government Law & Policy Practice

Greenberg Traurig has one of New York City’s leading real estate, land use, and government relations offices in the City. The Government Law & Policy group, which has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 lobbying practices in New York City by the City Clerk’s Office, represents major U.S. companies, leading not-for-profit institutions, and major real estate companies in major transactions involving New York City. The group's attorneys are part of a national practice named “Law Firm of the Year” in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms for Government Relations.

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.

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