Greenberg Traurig’s The Meltones Defend Their Title as Law Rocks Champions

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For the second year in a row, The Meltones won the annual Law Rocks NYC battle of the bands, held Thursday, Dec. 10.

Greenberg Traurig Raises $50,000 to Support JALBCA

For the second year in a row, The Meltones won the annual Law Rocks NYC battle of the bands, held Thursday, Dec. 10. The Meltones is the house band of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Law Rocks benefits local nonprofit organizations in cities around the world through fundraising concerts that star competing bands of talented legal professionals-turned-rockstars. This year, The Meltones played in support of the Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA).

“JALBCA was formed by judges and lawyers who personally have been affected by breast cancer,” said Richard A. Edlin, regional operating chair for Greenberg Traurig, chair of the firm’s New York Litigation Practice, and a board member of JALBCA. “We were proud to support them as our charity of choice for Law Rocks. JALBCA does tremendous work in the community to promote early detection, as well as provide support for all those affected by breast cancer.”

The winning band was selected on the basis of four factors – sponsorship dollars raised and ticket sales, donations raised, judges’ score, and audience choice. The net event proceeds are shared across all of the charities being played for, with the winning band’s designated charity receiving the largest donation of the night.

“This event embodies Greenberg Traurig’s culture, bringing together lawyers and staff from across our global platform to surpass expectations,” said Stephen L. Rabinowitz, New York co-managing shareholder and a Meltones’ guitarist. “The Meltones now includes lawyers and staff from five of our offices in the U.S. and Europe. Our whole global community – lawyers, staff, clients and other friends – got behind this event and made it a smashing financial success for JALBCA.”

The Meltones are Rabinowitz and Miami Real Estate shareholder Burt Bruton on guitar; Christopher A. Cernik, Albany Government Law & Policy shareholder, on keyboards; Daniel M. Rabinovitz, Boston Litigation shareholder, on trumpet and vocals; Thédoor Melchers, Amsterdam Corporate & Securities shareholder, on Trombone, Joseph C. Gangitano, New York Corporate & Securities associate, on guitar and vocals; Ashley LeBlanc, New York Litigation associate, on vocals; Tracy Newirth, practice development coordinator, on vocals; Daniel Blumberg, a Greenberg Traurig alum, on bass; and special guests Byron Avery and Chuck Langford on drums and saxophone, respectively.

The Meltones, named after one of the firm’s founders, Mel Greenberg, has been the Greenberg Traurig “house band” since the mid-80s. The members have changed over the years and the band has performed at various firm events.

About Law Rocks

Started in 2009 at one of the most celebrated live music venues in London, Law Rocks is a series of live "battle of the bands" style rock concerts in which bands comprised of musically brilliant law firms and barristers chambers battle it out on stage for charity. The winning band is determined by a combination of factors including the votes of a panel of judges and audience voting. The net event proceeds are shared across all the charities being played for on the night, with the winning band’s designated charity benefiting best.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 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, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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