Greenberg Traurig Wins ‘Dare to Dodge’ Dodgeball Tournament Benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade

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The Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. was crowned the 2015 “Dare to Dodge” Champion in the law firm vs. law firm dodgeball tournament to benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade. The event was held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

MIAMI – Oct. 1, 2015 – The Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. was crowned the 2015 “Dare to Dodge” Champion in the law firm vs. law firm dodgeball tournament to benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade. The event was held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

More than 200 attorneys and staff members from some of Miami’s top law firms participated in the round-robin style tournament, complete with referees from Miami Dodgeball League. The event raised over $15,000 from the entry fees paid by participants. All proceeds from the tournament benefit United Way’s work in education, health and financial stability.

“I am proud to see such great participation from Greenberg Traurig and the Miami legal community,” said David A. Barkus, Co-Chair of the Miami Corporate & Securities Practice and member of the United Way of Miami-Dade 2015-2016 Board of Directors. “This event truly harnesses the power of friendly competition for a tremendous community cause.”

The tournament, which Greenberg Traurig kicked off in 2011 as an internal fundraising initiative for the United Way, has expanded over the years into a multi-law firm competition. In addition to Greenberg Traurig, participating law firms included: Akerman; Bilzin Sumberg; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt; Fowler White Burnett; Genovese Joblove & Battista; Hogan Lovells; Holland & Knight; Kluger Kaplan; Stearns Weaver Miller.

About Greenberg Traurig — Miami

The Greenberg Traurig Miami office was founded in 1967 by attorneys with a business-focused approach and a tradition of community service. Since that time, the Miami office has actively supported and helped drive South Florida’s growth as an international financial and cultural center, serving as a gateway between the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In the community, the office is well-known for its “Miami Roots, Global Reach.” The attorneys advise local, national, and international companies in numerous industries and sectors, including aviation, entertainment, financial institutions, health care, international trade and customs, labor and employment, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and technology. In Florida, Greenberg Traurig serves clients from across seven offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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