Greenberg Traurig's Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch Wins Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for Central & Eastern Europe at Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Europe 2019

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Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, head of the Real Estate Practice in the Warsaw office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, was selected as the Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for Central & Eastern Europe at the inaugural Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Europe recently held in Amsterdam.

Image of Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch accepting her award

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch was named Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for Central & Eastern Europe at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Europe. Photo courtesy of Chambers and Partners.

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, head of the Real Estate Practice in the Warsaw office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, was selected as the Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year for Central & Eastern Europe at the inaugural Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Europe recently held in Amsterdam. The award is for a partner who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity. Natalie Carter, an associate in the firm’s London office, was recognized at the event as “Highly Commended” for the Future Leader - Minority Lawyers Award.

In addition, Fiona Adams, managing shareholder of the firm’s London office and the co-chair of its Global Corporate Practice, was shortlisted for the Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year - Europe-wide Award given to a partner who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. Warsaw Senior Associate Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska was shortlisted by Chambers for the Future Leader - Gender Diversity Award for an associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. The firm’s Warsaw office was also shortlisted for the Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizing a firm’s efforts to ensure that diverse candidates are given equal opportunities in recruitment, retention, and promotion.

Chambers and Partners notes that the awards celebrate in-house legal teams and law firms who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across Europe: “With clients increasingly demanding to see improvements in inclusion from their law firms, the awards provide an opportunity for both general counsel and law firms to demonstrate the key work and success they are bringing to shifting the inclusion dial. The awards also provide the opportunity to shine the spotlight on role models and trailblazers in pro bono and corporate social responsibility as well as inclusion.”

The awards ceremony and dinner took place in Amsterdam on October 1. The host for the evening was the Chambers and Partners Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Dee Sekar.

Earlier this year, Greenberg Traurig was recognized as the top-ranking U.S. law firm in the UK for female partnership proportion on The Lawyer Top 50 Diversity Rankings. The firm has the most women attorneys listed in the 2020 (and 2019 and 2017) editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms; and is sixth overall for number of female partners on the 2019 Women’s Scorecard from The American Lawyer/National Law Journal. Additional select representative women-focused diversity and inclusion awards received by Greenberg Traurig include the Best in Real Estate (Individual Award Received by Nowakowska-Zimoch) from Euromoney at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards in 2019; the Most Innovative Gender Diversity Initiative Award at Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA in 2018; Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers Award at the Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA in 2015; and the Most Valuable Mentoring Programme for Women Lawyers Award at the Chambers Women in Law Awards: Latin America also in 2015.

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, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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