Greenberg Traurig’s Robert A. Sherman Featured Speaker at University of Massachusetts Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Litigation Practice Senior Counsel Robert A. Sherman will be the featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies virtual event “Portugal and the United States: Past Present and Future – A Conversation with Ambassador Robert A. Sherman,” on March 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Litigation Practice Senior Counsel Robert A. Sherman will be the featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies virtual event “Portugal and the United States: Past Present and Future – A Conversation with Ambassador Robert A. Sherman,” on March 25 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Sherman will highlight his time as the United States Ambassador to Portugal which he served from 2014 – 2017, having been nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. In addition, the conversation will cover the current and future of US-EU relations, the role of NATO in the 21st century, international security, the post-COVID economy, and the US-Portugal Bilateral Standing Committee. Sherman will be joined by Dr. Neil Shortland, Director for the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and they will also discuss the criminal justice reform in Portugal as an international model for drug policy and recent innovations in the realms of cybersecurity.

As U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Sherman focused heavily on bilateral economic development and international security issues, such as cybersecurity, refugees, narcoterrorism and NATO. In recognition of his work in the country, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa decorated Sherman with the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator in March 2017. Sherman is a founding member and former co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office. He has wide-ranging trial and regulatory experience and focuses his practice on government and regulatory investigations and litigation, internal corporate investigations - with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance – as well as consumer protection and class action defense.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 75 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate, emerging technology, energy, environmental, financial services, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of helping clients in complex legal matters and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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