Greenberg Traurig Expands San Francisco Presence

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The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has expanded its San Francisco corporate, litigation and intellectual property teams with the addition of shareholders Marc Baluda, Scott Lawson and Evan Nadel. Greenberg Traurig opened the San Francisco office, its fifth in California, on February 1 of this year.

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These three shareholders add significant bench strength and depth to our San Francisco practice. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients this level of experience out of our rapidly growing San Francisco office.

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has expanded its San Francisco corporate, litigation and intellectual property teams with the addition of shareholders Marc Baluda, Scott Lawson and Evan Nadel. Greenberg Traurig opened the San Francisco office, its fifth in California, on February 1 of this year.

"These three shareholders add significant bench strength and depth to our San Francisco practice. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients this level of experience out of our rapidly growing San Francisco office,” said Sam Shepherd, managing shareholder of the San Francisco office.

Baluda previously was in the San Francisco office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. He focuses his practice on the representation of middle-market and emerging growth companies seeking financing. He is nationally recognized in the area of employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions. Baluda typically continues to advise clients post-transaction regarding their operations. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings and his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lawson was in the San Francisco office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Lawson practices in the areas of business litigation, trade-secret and other employee-movement litigation, unfair competition and employment litigation. He has also represented companies and their officers and directors in securities litigation and related investigations. He received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nadel was in the San Francisco office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. Nadel's practice centers on technology-related litigation and class-action defense. He has extensive experience in intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, as well as in trade-secret, unfair competition, consumer products, false advertising and securities litigation. He received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1775 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal's 2009 NLJ 250. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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Heather C. Sarni, Greenberg Traurig LLP
415.655.7822

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