Greenberg Traurig Co-President Hilarie Bass Honored as Outstanding Woman Lawyer by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

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Hilarie Bass, Co-President and Shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been named as the first recipient of the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award presented by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Bass will be honored at the May 19 Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) third annual Leadership Summit.

Hilarie Bass, Co-President and Shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been named as the first recipient of the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award presented by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Bass will be honored at the May 19 Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) third annual Leadership Summit.

The Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award, in its inaugural year, will be bestowed upon Bass to acknowledge her professional excellence, commitment to community and the profession, as well as her dedication to the advancement and mentorship of women lawyers. Bass is a recognized leader in women’s advancement and as founder of Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative she regularly inspires fellow women lawyers and challenges traditional gender stereotypes in the legal profession.

Based in the firm’s Miami office, Bass is the President-Elect Nominee of the American Bar Association. She will take office at the annual meeting in August, serving a one-year term as President-Elect before becoming ABA President in August 2017.

“I am honored and humbled by this recognition and remain committed to continuing my efforts to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession,” Bass said. “Through education and mentoring, we can encourage greater inclusion at all levels.”

During her more than 30-year career, she has successfully represented clients in commercial cases in jury and non-jury trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy. She is currently Lead Counsel for the Homebuilder Group in the Chinese Drywall MDL, having served as Lead Liaison counsel in prior MDL’s. Bass is widely recognized for her pro bono work on behalf of two foster children which led to the elimination and holding of the unconstitutionality of the 20-year-old ban on gay adoption in the State of Florida.

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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