Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office Elevates Three Attorneys

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Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office Elevates Three Attorneys

The New York City office of the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP announced the elevation of three attorneys to of counsel, Marissa Banez, Litigation; Rachel Cohen-Deano, Corporate & Securities; and Stephanie Perron, Intellectual Property & Technology.

Marissa Banez specializes in products liability and toxic tort, which includes asbestos and tobacco litigation. In asbestos matters, she has represented from complaint through trial (many times as lead counsel) major manufacturers, contractors and distributors of asbestos-containing products in both personal injury and property damage cases in California, New York and New Jersey. She also has worked on tobacco matters for a major domestic tobacco manufacturer. Banez has been involved with pro bono matters, having successfully litigated an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and working with an organization that assists children with learning disabilities. She is a former vice-chair and counsel to the New York Asian Women’s Center.

Rachel Cohen-Deano focuses her practice on fund formation, including private equity and hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Stephanie Perron focuses her practice on transactional intellectual property and technology matters, including technology licensing and development, ecommerce, and intellectual property counseling in connection with mergers, acquisitions and financings. She also assists clients with IT and business process outsourcing arrangements and privacy and data security matters.

“We congratulate Marissa, Rachel and Stephanie on their achievement,” said Warren J. Karp, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office. “Their elevations are a testament to their hard work and commitment to excellence.”

“We are proud of these attorneys,” said Nancy A. Mitchell, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office. “They are dedicated professionals who provide premier service to clients and a commitment to the firm.”

Firmwide, 44 attorneys were elevated to Shareholder and 18 to Of Counsel positions. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the new 2013 class represents more than 20 different locations and key areas of practice, including Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Entertainment & Media, Health & FDA Business, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax.

Greenberg Traurig clients have access to a wide range of practices and industry-specific teams working from 35 offices in an ever-increasing number of markets. In 2012, the firm opened offices in Tel Aviv and in Warsaw. In 2011, the firm opened an office in Mexico City. In 2012, for the second consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig received the most overall first-tier rankings and the most first-tier metropolitan rankings for the United States in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® 2012-2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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