Greenberg Traurig Attorney Candace Quinn Presents at Women’s Leadership Breakfast

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Women’s Executive Circle New York (WENCY) and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will host a Women’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 18th 2010 at Morgan Stanley: 1585 Broadway Westside Auditorium, 41st Fl New York, NY, 10036.

Women’s Executive Circle New York (WENCY) and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will host a Women’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 18th 2010 at Morgan Stanley: 1585 Broadway Westside Auditorium, 41st Fl New York, NY, 10036. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required for security access, and seating is limited. To attend, R.S.V.P. to MSSB.NBD.Events(at)morganstanley(dot)com or (914) 225-8305.

Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investment, will be the keynote speaker. Hobson will focus on the topic of women and leadership, her strategies on work/life balance, financial health and overcoming personal challenges. Candace Quinn, a shareholder in the Global Benefits & Compensation Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and co-founder and president of WECNY, will also speak. Her remarks will focus on WECNY’s research and the opportunities WECNY provides to develop executive women as leaders.

WECNY is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of accelerating the advancement of women to executive positions of leadership. It creates a platform that brings together corporate executives in an environment that fosters career development and encourages gender equality.

Hobson is a regular financial contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America, a featured columnist in Black Enterprise magazine as well as a spokesperson for both the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey and the 2009 Ariel/Hewitt study, “401(k) Plans in Living Color.” Beyond her work at Ariel, Hobson is a director of three public companies: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.; The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. She also serves on the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors and the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, and is a director of various professional and civic organizations.

"We are thrilled to participate with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to further advance WECNY's mission of helping develop women leaders in finance, accounting, and law. We are excited to be able to bring increased networking opportunities to executive women throughout New York, " said Quinn, who also is active with Greenberg Traurig's Women's Initiative.

That initiative focuses on retaining and supporting women attorneys through professional development and work/life balance initiatives. Greenberg Traurig was recently acknowledged in published reports as being one of a few firms nationwide whose 2010 shareholder and of counsel class was 50 percent women attorneys. American Lawyer Media’s research database corresponding to its 2009 Diversity Scorecard, shows Greenberg Traurig as having the most female partners among the AmLaw 200 firms.

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. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome, TA Lawyers GKJ in Tokyo, and Weber Law Office in Zürich. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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