Greenberg Traurig Sponsors NAWL’s 12th Annual General Counsel Institute

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is sponsoring the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) 12th Annual General Counsel Institute.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is sponsoring the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) 12th Annual General Counsel Institute, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Nov. 3-4. Firm shareholders Johnine P. Barnes, Françoise Gilbert, and Obiamaka P. Madubuko will speak on two different panels at the event.

Gilbert and Madubuko are participating on a panel entitled, “How Smart is Your Smartphone, Really? New Risks for the Mobile Economy” Thursday, Nov. 3. Kathlyn Card Beckles, General Counsel for Card Services at JPMorgan Chase & Co., is also on the panel. The panel will address new security, privacy, and corruption risks posed by technological advances and reliance on smartphones in today’s digital age.

Barnes is participating on a panel entitled, “Changing Cost of the Part-Time Workforce in the U.S.” Friday, Nov. 4. Other panelists include; Kim Colbert, Assistant General Counsel – Employment, Daymon Worldwide Inc.; Christian N. Elloie, Assistant General Counsel, Deloitte LLP; Leslie Julich, Founder, CareerPro2.0; and Toby D. Lewis, Jr., Counsel, QBE Americas, Inc. The panel will address how companies should re-evaluate their part-time workforce in light of the push for increased wages and paid sick leave laws.

NAWL’s 12th Annual General Counsel Institute is open to senior corporate counsel women who work for public, private, large and small companies, non-profits, government, and educational institutions. The annual conference offers attendees educational panels, legal workshops, and networking opportunities to help General Counsels stay relevant in the evolving legal and business environments. According to NAWL’s website, the organization’s mission is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative

Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, taking charge of your health, and giving back to the community.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 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, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 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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