Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Participate in the 4th Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

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Shareholder Kemal Hawa and Associate Emily G. Naughton of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will each be moderating sessions at the 4th Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit.

Shareholder Kemal Hawa and Associate Emily G. Naughton of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will each be moderating sessions at the 4th Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit. The three-day summit will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles, Sept. 14 – 16, 2016.

Hawa will moderate the session titled “The Next Chapter: Impact of the Edge on the Data Center Industry with EdgeConneX,” Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The panel, an in-depth discussion with the management team of EdgeConneX, will focus on the importance of edge data centers to the delivery of applications and content.

Naughton will be moderating the panel, “Morning End-User Discussion: Decision-Making Analysis, Impact of the Cloud Offerings & Challenges over the Next 12 Months,” Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. The 45-minute discussion will focus on the factors end-users consider when selecting a cloud solution, the challenges end-users face when migrating to the cloud, and the evolution of end-user demand to date and outlook for the future.

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. Hawa regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, and commercial transactions. Hawa assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. Hawa also has experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings, and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions.

Naughton focuses her practice on commercial transactions involving real estate and technology matters, with an emphasis on cloud computing. She has represented some of the world’s largest content providers in colocation and data center leases globally with providers ranging from multinational owner-operators to single facility operators. Naughton has also represented various data center operators on complex data center development projects, new construction, and leases.

Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the summit.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice comprises more than 400 lawyers who advise public and privately held companies and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 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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