Greenberg Traurig’s Galit Kierkut Elected NJ LEEP Board Member

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Galit Kierkut, a Labor & Employment and Litigation shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New Jersey office, was elected as a board member of the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP).

“It is an honor to have been selected to join the board of this incredible organization that has supported so many students and families in New Jersey," Galit Kierkut said.

Galit Kierkut, a Labor & Employment and Litigation shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New Jersey office, was elected as a board member of the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP).

NJ LEEP’s mission is to empower middle and high school students in the Newark area of New Jersey with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Greenberg Traurig New Jersey and Kierkut have partnered with NJ LEEP for many years, including hosting students for the summer Week on the Job Program for incoming high school sophomores, participating in mentoring events throughout the year, and sponsoring its fundraising efforts.

Kierkut is a strong advocate for women’s advancement in law and has been honored for her leadership in this area by a variety of organizations. She is a past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and is an active member of the National Association for Women Lawyers. Kierkut also co-chairs Greenberg Traurig New Jersey’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, which engages in active programming for Greenberg Traurig lawyers, staff, clients, and the New Jersey legal community.

“It is an honor to have been selected to join the board of this incredible organization that has supported so many students and families in New Jersey, and I am looking forward to continuing to make meaningful contributions to its work both personally and with the support of Greenberg Traurig,” Kierkut said.

Kierkut is a seasoned litigator and advisor to national and international clients in the pharmaceutical, bio-tech, fin-tech, financial services, hospitality, and health care industries, among others. She also takes on the role of outside general counsel for many of her startup and growth-stage clients, assembling and leading teams of professionals to seamlessly address her clients’ legal needs.

Kierkut focuses her litigation and counseling practice in the areas of restrictive covenants and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as in matters relating to employment discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, employee leave, and accommodation.

About Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey Office: Established in 2002, Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown into a team of nationally recognized attorneys who provide legal advice to international, national, and local business and technology clients. The New Jersey office’s practice areas include Complex Commercial and Class Action Litigation; Hatch-Waxman Litigation; Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation; Product Liability & Mass Torts; Corporate; Restructuring & Bankruptcy; Construction Law; Franchise & Distribution; Immigration & Compliance; Intellectual Property & Technology; Labor & Employment; Real Estate; Tax; and Private Wealth Services. As a significant contributor to the firm's international platform, the New Jersey team offers clients both the know-how and geographic reach of a global law firm combined with the dedication and responsiveness of a local firm.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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