San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2016
Leslie R. Katz, a shareholder in the Government Law & Policy and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was selected as the inaugural recipient of Community Technology Network’s (CTN) Digital Leaders Award. Katz will be recognized at a reception June 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Twitter Headquarters (1355 Market Street) in San Francisco.
The Digital Leaders Awards honors individuals and organizations whose exceptional efforts carry out CTN’s commitment to transforming lives through digital literacy and bridging the digital divide. Katz’s nomination received the unanimous acclamation of CTN’s Board of Directors for her work in the San Francisco community.
“As a member of San Francisco city government and patron of numerous social initiatives, Leslie demonstrates exceptional leadership in empowering our community, driving legislative change and committing continuous support to organizations making real change on the ground,” said Kami Griffiths, co-founder and executive director of CTN. “We feel that Leslie is the ideal recipient to showcase the importance of the Digital Leaders Award.”
Katz has had a long career in public service. She is a former member of the board of supervisors for the city and county of San Francisco, where she represented the citizens of San Francisco in the legislative branch of the city’s government, serving as chair and/or vice chair of numerous committees. As a board member, she drafted and passed significant legislation related to technology, environment, economic development, human rights, and labor, including the groundbreaking Equal Benefits Ordinance. She was also an elected member of the San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees and has served on the Port Commission of San Francisco.
At Greenberg Traurig, Katz focuses her practice on a variety of areas involving government law and policy, including energy, telecommunications, health care, clean technology, land use, construction, information technology, infrastructure, development, and public-private partnerships. She helps her clients reach their goals by providing linkages that optimize the political, legal, community, and business context in which they operate. Her ability to provide strategic counsel, for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies and public entities, comes from her diverse experiences in the public and private sectors.
“I am extremely grateful and humbled to be the first recipient of the Digital Leaders Award,” said Katz. “CTN’s commitment to the Bay Area community is something truly special, and it is an honor to receive this acknowledgment.”
About Community Technology Network
Community Technology Network works to transform lives through digital literacy. Its programs connect organizations to individuals and resources in support of digital inclusion throughout the Bay Area. Through their volunteer program, CTN recruits, trains, supports and places skilled and dedicated individuals who want to help teach computer skills.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms. The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.
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. For additional information, please visit: http://www.gtlaw.com.