Greenberg Traurig, LLP > New York, United States > Firm Profile

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
One Vanderbilt Avenue
NEW YORK
NEW YORK
NY 10017
United States

Real estate Tier 1

Greenberg Traurig, LLP supports domestic and international clients on high-value transactions and financings together with joint ventures, leasing, and restructuring matters. Among other highlights, the last year saw the team advise the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in reaching a stadium agreement relating to the development of a new Tennessee Titans stadium, along with assisting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the development of retail units at the Grand Central Madison Terminal in New York. Covering a broad set of asset classes, expertise also extends to data centers, senior housing, and student properties as well as developments in residential, retail and resorts. In the firm's leadership team, Stephen Rabinowitz in New York and Chicago-based Michael Baum are both highly experienced representing major private equity funds, asset management companies, cross-border investors, and REITs throughout the transaction space. Meanwhile, co-chair Richard Giusto from the firm’s Miami office is particularly prominent for his representation of major developers, among other groups. Robert Ivanhoe sits in New York and is a key name in the firm’s REIT group, while Orange County’s Bruce Fischer is noted for his advising of funds, trusts, and institutional groups. In Chicago, Corey Light is highly recommended for his transactional expertise, as is Gregory Fishman in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Richard Giusto; Stephen Rabinowitz; Michael Baum; Christian Schede

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has extremely strong leadership at the top. As I have said in the past, and will continue to say, the partners treat you like a true partner and not like a client. They focus first on achieving the goals that are set out at the beginning and they try and do it in the most effective and efficient way. I always feel as though they are an extension of my team and that they are looking out for our best interests.’

‘Michael Fishman – His guidance and expertise is something I rely on and covet. He is extremely thoughtful and is always looking for creative ways to get better and make our firm better. Whether it is a deal, fund or structure, he is always proactively looking at ways to help create value for my firm. He is a true partner and friend to our company and is invaluable. Michael Baum is also a partner we work with often. His attention to detail and intelligence in all matters is truly top 1%. He gets to the heart of problems quickly and often has smart and creative solutions. He is business oriented and is always looking to make a deal instead of killing one.’

Key clients

Brookfield Properties Group

Global Student Accommodation

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III Inc.

CBRE Investment Management

SL Green Realty Corp

Affinius Capital

Starwood Capital Group

Swire Properties

The Ardent Companies

Trammell Crow

Work highlights

  • Represented the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on various real estate, development and regulatory matters related to the development of Grand Central Madison Terminal.
  • Advised SL Green Realty Corp. in the sale of a 49.9% interest in 245 Park Avenue, New York, a 1.8-million-sq.-ft. office tower.
  • Represented Apartment Income REIT (AIR Communities) in a joint venture transaction with a global institutional investor to recapitalize 10 multifamily properties, totalling 3,093 apartment units, in key markets including in Denver, Florida, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 2

Drawing upon a ‘deep roster of capable attorneys’, Greenberg Traurig LLP is well-positioned to represent manufacturers of a range of consumer products in big-ticket class actions and mass torts. Chicago-based Gretchen Miller has wide-ranging expertise in the product liability space, with work spanning risk management issues, CPSC interactions and large-scale litigation, where she is able to ‘deftly handle the complexities of multi district litigation’. ‘Fantastic’ Chicago-based attorney Francis Citera, who co-leads the product liability and mass tort practice along with Miller, is ‘an excellent legal strategist’. Robert Herrington and Stephen Saxl, based in Los Angeles and New York respectively, are also key to the firm’s success at handling class action cases, with Herrington regularly representing Samsung in false advertising and product defect claims involving consumer electronics and home appliances. Los Angeles-based Michael McCarthy is also recommended and regularly represents clients in the consumer electronics, retail, e-commerce, home appliance, transportation and homebuilding industries in consumer class action litigation.

Practice head(s):

Francis Citera; Gretchen Miller

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm has such a deep roster of capable attorneys, and those attorneys specialize in such a broad collection of topics under the product liability world.’

‘Gretchen Miller is one of the best outside counsel we utilize – not just in the product liability space, but overall.’

Gretchen Miller can deftly handle the complexities of multi district litigation.’

The fantastic Frank Citera is an excellent legal strategist.’

Key clients

Panera Bread Company

Eaton Corp.

Daimler Truck

Congo Brands

Prime Hydration, LLC

Himmel Management Co. LLC

Saks Off Fifth, LLC

National Foam, Inc.; Angus International Safety Group, Ltd.

Bird Global, Inc. (f/k/a Bird Rides, Inc.)

Albertsons Companies, Inc.

Ford Motor Company

Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.

Energizer, LLC

Sony Electronics Inc.

Mattel, Inc.

Red Bull North America

Advantage Logistics Midwest, Inc.

DevaConcepts LLC/DevaCurl

Target Corporation

Coty, Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Doosan Infracore International, Inc.

Dover Corporation

Courier Plus d/b/a Dutchie Inc.

Hyundai Motor America

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.

Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Curallux, LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Samsung in multiple putative class actions alleging false advertising and product defects involving consumer electronics.
  • Represented Lockheed Martin Corporation in a matter resulting in the Court granting summary judgment in favor of the company after excluding the plaintiff’s general causation expert, concluding that the expert relied on data that does not even show association.
  • Representing Qualcomm Inc. and Sony Electronics in cases brought by individual cell phone users against various cell phone manufacturers, service providers, and trade associations.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2

Particularly well-resourced from key offices in metropolitan centers in California, Chicago, New York and Atlanta, as well as having feet on the ground in many other regional outposts, Greenberg Traurig, LLP is well-placed to handle product liability matters for a fairly balanced array of pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies, irrespective of geographical location, and is often able to handle cases without the need to instruct local counsel. The team regularly has key leadership roles on MDLs, where the offices work well together and provide expertise throughout the litigation cycle, including at a trial stage, if necessary.  Atlanta-based litigator Lori Cohen has a pre-eminent reputation for her advocacy skills, she has recently scored some excellent results for Bard as a defendant in its MDL regarding pelvic mesh.  Also based in Atlanta, Sara Thompson is an accomplished trial lawyer, as well as providing expert counselling to clients at a pre-litigation stage (on risk management strategies), and working cases up through to trial. The ‘exceptional’ New York-based Glenn Kerner regularly takes the lead on large-scale mass torts and MDLs where he is appreciated for his ability to recommend ‘strategies to resolve litigation cost effectively’. Other recommended practitioners include Gregory Ostfeld, who co-heads the team alongside Thompson from Chicago; Atlanta-based Marcella Ducca, who is particularly skilled at working up expert witnesses, including as it relates to women’s health devices and women’s health consumer products; and Sabrina Gallo in Miami, who is adept at developing case strategy, up to and including trial, for medical device companies.

Practice head(s):

Sara Thompson; Gregory Ostfeld

Other key lawyers:

Lori Cohen; Sabrina Gallo; Glenn Kerner; Nilda Isidro; Cliff Merrell; Sean Jessee; Marcella Ducca; Victoria Davis Lockard; Taryn Harper; Akiesha Sainvil; Steven Harkins; Allison Ng; Brandon Cox; Sydney Fairchild Williamson; Robert Brady Herman; Bardia Sergent; Precious Johnson

Testimonials

The products liability attorneys are smart, aggressive, thorough and experienced.’

They are the total package. The depth of their group is unparalleled.’

The exceptional Glenn Kerner recommends strategies to resolve litigation cost effectively and is an outstanding negotiator.’

Key clients

SpineCraft

Eli Lilly and Company

Senseonics

International Medical Devices

GE Healthcare

Smith + Nephew

Boehringer Ingelheim

Bracco Diagnostics / ACIST Medical Systems

Teleflex

UCB

Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”); C. R. Bard, Inc.

Sandoz Inc.; Eon Labs, Inc.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Bausch Health Companies, Inc.

Medtronic, Inc.

Alcon Vision LLC

Univar Inc.

Sterigenics U.S., LLC; Sotera Health

Berkley Life Sciences, LLC

aap Implantate AG

Artivion (f/k/a CryoLife)

Danaher Corp.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson / Janssen

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Curallux, LLC

Work highlights

  • Secured an appellate win for Bard/C. R. Bard.Inc, when the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey completely overturned a $68m dollar verdict in Mary McGinnis and Thomas Walsh McGinnis v. C. R. Bard, Inc. finding that Bard was unable to receive a fair trial due to not being able to share 510(k) evidence about clearance from the FDA to market their medical devices.
  • Representing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and its affiliates as co-lead briefing and argument counsel, and co-liaison counsel in in In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation MDL where most recently, in the Pennsylvania cases nearly all claims brought under Pennsylvania law were dismissed on pre-emption grounds as to generic defendants and in Illinois, motions to dismiss were granted with prejudice on pre-emption grounds on all claims against generic defendants.
  • Representing Sandoz and its subsidiary Eon Labs, Inc. in the national litigation involving the generic anti-arrhythmic medication amiodarone, which has included more than 20 federal court cases and a coordinated proceeding in California with over 450 plaintiffs, and has whittled down the New Jersey proceeding involving 250 plaintiffs to one remaining action (Medford v. Sandoz, et al.).

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

Led from Tampa by David Weinstein and drawing upon environmental regulatory and litigation experts spread throughout the country, Greenberg Traurig LLP is well-positioned to help clients fend off multi-plaintiff civil litigation suits, as well as regulatory enforcement actions, irrespective of geographical location. The firm is particularly adept at handling MDLs, regularly working the case up and also representing the client at the trial stage, if necessary. Based in Chicago, seasoned trial lawyer Francis Citera is ‘an excellent legal strategist’, who excels in handling environmental/toxic tort MDLs/class actions, where he is noted for his ability to achieve favorable results at the motions stage, often obtaining summary judgments and outright dismissals prior to trial. Tampa-based Christopher Torres is also recommended and regularly helps to dismiss or limit claims relating to environmental and toxic torts at the motions stage, through the decertification of a class as well as the exclusion of expert witnesses.

Practice head(s):

David Weinstein

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Torres; Christopher Bell; Paul Seby; Frank Citera; John Voorhees; Zackary Knaub; David Mandelbaum; Christopher Neumann; Steven Russo; Libby Stennes; Kaitlyn Maxwell; Caleb Holmes; Ryan Hopper; Madeline Orlando; Matthew Tieslau; Raymond Jackson; Christopher White; Brian Porter

Testimonials

‘Frank Citera is an excellent legal strategist.’

Key clients

State of North Dakota

Union Pacific Railroad

BP

National Foam, Inc.; parent Angus International Safety Group, Ltd.; and related entities

T.T. International Co., LTD

Charlotte County

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.

Ovivo USA LLC

Metropolitan Transit Authority

The Coalition To Keep East Hampton Airport Open Ltd.

Pluris Wedgefield, LLC

Work highlights

  • Secured a federal court dismissal for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Grayson, a property diminution and medical monitoring class action, and defense judgment in Vandestreek, a companion wrongful death action arising from glioblastoma.
  • Secured a preliminary injunction against the US Department of Interior mandating that Bureau of Land Management resume quarterly lease sales of oil and gas in North Dakota after cancelling such actions in violation of federal law – which harmed North Dakota’s sovereign administration of its own independent authority over state and private mineral development.
  • Won a $89m judgment in favour of T. T. International Co., LTD in a cross-border matter that involved a complex business dispute and highly valuable allowances for hydrofluorocarbons,

Healthcare > Health insurers Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig, LLP‘s New York group is renowned for its broad experience, advising a diverse client list of pharmacy benefit managers, insurance companies, and health plans. Practice co-head Tricia Asaro routinely acts for health plans in corporate governance and compliance mandates, while Harold Iselin is noted for his knowledge of insurance and managed care transactions. David Peck co-heads the practice from Florida, often assisting private equity houses and high growth companies with corporate issues. Eileen Hayes has notable regulatory expertise in health insurance, drawing on her prior experience in the New York insurance department within the Department of Financial Services’ Health Bureau. Elizabeth Sacco regularly acts for specialty network providers and insurers in both federal and state level regulatory mandates concerning licensing issues.

Practice head(s):

Tricia Asaro; David Peck

Other key lawyers:

Harold Iselin; Eileen Hayes; Elizabeth Sacco; Caroline Brancatella

Key clients

Affinity Health Plan

MVP Health Care

MetroPlus Health Plan Inc.

Oscar Insurance Corporation

New York Health Plan Association

United HealthCare

Centene

Longevity Health Founders

Aetna

ProAssurance

Texas Association of Health Plans

Hamaspik Choice

SantaFe Healthcare

ArchCare

Work highlights

  • Advised Affinity on its sale to Molina Healthcare, Inc. and the distribution of the proceeds of the sale to community-based organizations through a grant program approved by the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Industry focus > Native American law Tier 2

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 2

The trade secrets team at Greenberg Traurig LLP is well-equipped to represent its portfolio of clients which includes well-known companies on the range of matters including in the drafting and enforcing of covenants, non-competes and non-solicitation agreements; acting in transactions and due diligence matters; and defending and prosecuting in misappropriation disputes. At its helm are San Francisco-based Kurt Kappes who is experienced handling complex matters in both domestic and international contexts, Denver-based Naomi Beer, and James Boudreau who works from the firm’s Philadelphia hub. The team has particular experience defending in matters of alleged misappropriation of IP, breaches of contract and fraud, frequently involving damages of significant value. It is also equipped to act on behalf of the prosecutor in claims where companies bring suits against former employees, for example. Gregory Bombard, based in Boston, is a noteworthy commercial disputes-focused attorney in the team, while Philadelphia’s Shira Yoshor has a notable specialism in the range of labor and employment cases.

Practice head(s):

Kurt Kappes; Naomi Beer; James Boudreau

Other key lawyers:

David Bloch; Gregory Bombard; Shira Yoshor; Galit Kierkut; Katie Molloy

Key clients

Revance Therapeutics

Yahoo!

Kretek International and Dryft Sciences

Symphony Risk Solutions

FACC Operations GmbH

America II Electronics LLC

Fanli Inc.

Autel Intelligent Corp., Ltd

Everdriven

Brightview Landscapes

Work highlights

  • Obtained a dismissal of all claims against its Chinese corporate clients accused of breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of IP, trade secrets, and related claims.
  • Representing Autel US, Inc. and its Chinese affiliate, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., in an arbitration involving two of Autel’s competitors.
  • Represented Symphony Risk Solutions in several restrictive covenant matters, both to enforce and to defend against claims that employees breached their restrictive covenants, including NSAs and NDAs.

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 2

Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s workplace compliance and counseling team offers a wide range of services for global companies. The firm handles everyday matters, such as regulatory, transactional, and compliance, as well as general services, including drafting employee handbooks and negotiating favorable settlements with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state agencies. The practice is jointly led by James Boudreau in Philadelphia, and Naomi Beer in Denver. Both Boudreau and Beer are well regarded advisors in class and collective action employment matters. Based in New Jersey, Galit Kierkut‘s practice focuses on both litigation and counseling in areas including restrictive covenants, privacy, and trace secret counseling. Kelly Dobbs Bunting, working from Philadelphia, is well experienced in advising on class and collective wage and hour strategies. John Richards focuses on labor and employment matters in the retail sector, particularly concerning matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Practice head(s):

James Boudreau; Naomi Beer

Other key lawyers:

Galit Kierkut; Kelly Bunting; John Richards

Testimonials

‘Greenberg Traurig excels with a blend of specialized expertise and innovative legal solutions. It is known for having a diverse team and cutting-edge technology, enhancing service efficiency.’

‘A standout feature of the practice is their commitment to transparent communication and client-focused approach. Leading in diversity and inclusion, the firm offers comprehensive legal perspectives. Its forward-thinking strategies and personal touch make it a preferred choice for top-tier legal representation.’

‘The partners, with their vast experience and insightful leadership, foster an environment of professionalism and excellence. The associates are equally impressive, demonstrating remarkable dedication and a keen understanding of legal complexities.’

Key clients

Barry’s

Abercrombie & Fitch

Recology

Ingersoll Rand

Webhelp

Innovaderm

Proterra

Clearwater Paper

Work highlights

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 2

The land use practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP assists landowners, developers, joint venture partners and entrepreneurs with due diligence matters, development rights issues, zoning and other land use entitlements, environmental permits, and all aspects of real estate as well as regulatory issues. Iris Escarra, an expert in city, country and government law based in Miami, and New York’s Jay Segal, a key contact for all aspects of land use issues, jointly lead the department. Miami lawyers Brian Dombrowski and Carlos Diaz are also key names to note. Sharing his time between Los Angeles and Denver, ‘outstanding’ lawyer Brady McShane frequently advises on political, regulatory and environmental issues in connection with the development process. Miami-based environmental specialist John Chibbaro joined from Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Iris Escarra; Jay Segal

Testimonials

‘Good access to local government officials and great experience in dealing with them.’

‘Brady McShane is outstanding.’

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Greenberg Traurig LLP houses a skilled white-collar crime defense and investigations team with a broad range of experience that includes corruption, environmental crimes, and tax offenses, among other matters. Practice heads Adam Hoffinger and Nathan Muyskens are based in Washington DC, while Jared Dwyer is located in Miami. Hoffinger and Muyskens are both recommended for their experience with handling high-profile FCPA cases. Dwyer is an excellent source of advice for matters concerning money laundering, public corruption, and financial crimes. Practicing from the New York office, David Miller has extensive capabilities in the field of white-collar crimes, including securities enforcement, fraud cases, and cybersecurity. Carolyn McNiven from San Francisco is a further standout lawyer with her expertise in handling various fraud cases, including fraud relating to healthcare and bankruptcy.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hoffinger; Jared Dwyer; Nathan Muyskens

Other key lawyers:

David Miller; Carolyn McNiven; Irina Khasin; Kyle Freeny; Daniel Filor; William Michael

Key clients

1st Global Capital LLC

AT&T

DIRECTV

Empire Fire & Marine Insurance

Shipt, Inc.

Trividia Health, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing an aviation company in a fraud case alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act against numerous imposter travel agencies.
  • Representing a manufacturer of store-brand products for individuals with diabetes in connection with a False Claims Act government investigation led by the DOJ and the Food and Drug Administration involving allegations that the client distributed misbranded medical devices.
  • Representing a former employee at Coinbase who has been charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for wire fraud conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to commit insider trading in cryptocurrency assets.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s nationwide litigation department acts on behalf of a client base that includes global financial institutions and major technology companies. The group’s recent caseload includes high-value breach of contract, mass torts and product liability claims. Atlanta’s Lori Cohen is renowned for her advice to global pharmaceutical and medical device companies and co-chairs the practice alongside Los Angeles-based lawyer Jeff Scott, who focuses on handling disputes arising out of the media and entertainment sector, including intellectual property, class action, unfair competition, and commercial contract disputes. Robert Herrington and Richard Edlin are other important points of contact within the practice, based in Los Angeles and New York, respectively. In the firm’s Miami office, James Gillenwater comes recommended as a ‘superb advocate’, while in Los Angeles, Michael McCarthy is a specialist for all matters pertaining to complex consumer class actions.

Practice head(s):

Lori Cohen; Jeff Scott

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘James Gillenwater is a superb advocate in arbitrations.’

Key clients

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Adtalem Global Education; Chamberlain University

Albertsons Companies, Inc.

Becton, Dickinson and Company; C. R. Bard, Inc.

Black Dragon Capital

Bru’s Room Sports Grill

C. R. Bard, Inc.

CBRE, Inc.

Fanli Inc.

Fisher-Price

Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co.

JPMorgan Chase

Lincoln Property Company

Mattel, Inc.

Neustar Security Services

Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd.

Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc.

Panera Bread Company and Panera LLC

Perrigo Co., Perrigo Co.

CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

Target Corporation

Walgreen Co.

Rite Aid Corporation

Prime Hydration, LLC

Related Group

Richard Prince

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Sandoz Inc.

Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co. Ltd

T.T. International Co., LTD

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

The Village at Gulfstream Park, LLC

Gulfstream Park Racing Association

Vornado

Work highlights

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 3

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 3

The environmental team at Greenberg Traurig LLP assists a spread of industrial and commercials clients, including those from within the chemical, mining, manufacturing sectors, in relation to air, water and land contamination, waste management issues, hazardous waste and natural resources claims. The deep bench includes the likes of David Weinstein, who, based in Tampa, specializes in toxic tort defense and Clean Air Act mandates, Denver’s Christopher Neumann, who is known by clients in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries for his ability to handle environmental incidents and response and the Miami-based Kerri Barsh , who deals with climate change and contamination matters. In New York, Steven Russo handles toxic tort litigation, environmental crimes and the environmental aspects of land use law, while David G. Mandelbaum  regularly represents clients facing challenges related to water rights, and waste management from Philadelphia. Will Wagner joined the firm in California from Arnold & Porter.

Practice head(s):

David Weinstein; Christopher Neumann; Kerri Barsh; Steven Russo

Other key lawyers:

David G. Mandelbaum; Christopher Bell; Paul Seby; Francis Citera; William Wagner

Key clients

State of North Dakota

Union Pacific Railroad

BP

National Foam, Inc.; parent Angus International Safety Group, Ltd.; and related entities

T.T. International Co., LTD

Charlotte County

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.

Ovivo USA LLC

Metropolitan Transit Authority

The Coalition To Keep East Hampton Airport Open Ltd.

Pluris Wedgefield, LLC

Work highlights

  • Secured a federal court dismissal for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Grayson, a property diminution and medical monitoring class action, and defense judgment in Vandestreek, a companion wrongful death action arising from glioblastoma.
  • Won a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Interior mandating that Bureau of Land Management resume quarterly lease sales of oil and gas in North Dakota after cancelling such actions in violation of federal law – which harmed North Dakota’s sovereign administration of its own independent authority over state and private mineral development.
  • Won a $89 million judgment in favour of T. T. International Co., LTD. in a cross-border matter that involved a complex business dispute and highly valuable allowances for hydrofluorocarbons.

Environment > Environment: regulatory Tier 3

National companies turn to the environmental practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP for aid with manufacturing, energy, food, water, ESG, transportation and resources issues, from compliance and rulemaking right through to litigation. Leadership of the group is shared between David Weinstein who, operating from Tampa, is a name to note in toxic tort defence and product liability and Christopher Neumann, of the Denver office, who specialises in oil and gas, mining, hazardous waste and environmental incidents. Over in Miami, Kerri Barsh , is known by public and private clients alike for her experience with compliance and enforcement matters like permitting, product liability and infrastructure projects, whilst the New York-based Steven Russo‘s practice encompasses toxic tort litigation, permitting, energy and real estate law.

Practice head(s):

David B. Weinstein; Christopher Neumann; Kerri L. Barsh; Steven Russo

Other key lawyers:

David Mandelbaum; Christopher Bell

Key clients

Xcel Energy

AES Corp

State of North Dakota

BP

National Grid

Atlantic Shores

Miami Freedom Park and Inter Miami CF Owners David Beckham and Jorge and Jose Mas

Constellation Energy

Work highlights

  • Providing legal counsel on Native American Tribal matters to Xcel Energy on two major proposed projects:(1) Colorado’s Power Pathway; and (2) the Unaweep Canyon Pumped-Storage Hydropower (PSH) Project.
  • Advised on the site rehabilitation plan for the Stadium complex for the Major League Soccer team owned by soccer legend David Beckham and Miami entrepreneurs Jorge and Jose Mas.
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Environment > Environment: transactional Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP regularly advises developers, investors, and lenders on the full range of environmentally-related real estate and corporate transactions, including environmental due diligence and negotiating environmental terms in transaction documents. Miami-based Kerri Barsh, who co-heads the firm’s environmental practice with Tampa-based David Weinstein, is a key contact, advising on a range of environmental regulatory, permitting and litigation matters, including transactional support and due diligence, energy and infrastructure projects, climate change issues and hazardous materials’ contamination. From Denver, fellow co-head Christopher Neumann is known for his extensive transactional experience in the oil and gas, mining, and hazardous waste sectors. Steven Russo chairs the firm’s environmental practice in New York, and is an expert in environmental law and litigation, environmental permitting, land use and real estate law. Philadelphia’s Paul McIntyre and Houston’s Christopher L Bell are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

David Weinstein; Christopher Neumann; Kerri Barsh; Steven Russo

Other key lawyers:

Paul McIntyre; Christopher L. Bell

Testimonials

‘The best legal team I have ever worked with. Smart and efficient.’

‘They just seem to know more than anyone else.’ 

Key clients

National Grid

Atlantic Shores

Miami Freedom Park and Inter Miami CF Owners

Affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust

Constellation Energy

Arcadian Fiberoptic Project

Xcel Energy

Envest

Work highlights

  • Represented Miami Freedom Park, the new home for InterMiami CF, in securing approval of the site rehabilitation plan for the Stadium complex for the Major League Soccer team owned by soccer legend David Beckham and Miami entrepreneurs Jorge and Jose Mas.
  • Represented Atlantic Shores in connection with a potential offshore wind project and with in regard to potential permitting and environmental review issues with regard to offshore wind projects.
  • Assisted Native American Tribal matters to Xcel Energy on two major proposed projects: Colorado’s Power Pathway, and the Unaweep Canyon Pumped-Storage Hydropower (PSH) Project.

Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 3

With a strong emphasis on the consumer finance sector, Greenberg Traurig LLP assists clients offering mortgages, credit cards, earned wage access products and revenue share arrangements, accompanying them through regulatory investigations and advising them on licensing and transactions in the industry. Heading the group are Denver’s Richard Cutshall, who is well versed in SEC regulations, and William Mack, a New York-based broker-dealer regulation specialist. In Washington DC, Andrew Wein, who splits time between the capital and West Palm Beach, is an authority on a spectrum of regulatory legislation, including RESPA and TILA.

Practice head(s):

Richard Cutshall; William Mack

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Cross River Bank

Lendable Operations Ltd/Zendable, Inc.

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Quo Finance

Tandym, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Tandym, Inc. in connection with the launch of a first-to-market private label credit card company, empowering merchants of any size to offer a branded digital credit card.
  • Represented Ocwen Financial Corporation in connection with a CFPB enforcement action concerning allegations that Ocwen violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the servicing rules under Regulation X, and various federal consumer protection laws.
  • Represented Lendable Operations Ltd/Zendable, Inc. in connection with its launch into the US.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 3

With capabilities across the full life cycle of trademarks, Greenberg Traurig LLP utilizes its trademark, trade dress and false advertising expertise to assist notable clients such as Prime Hydration and Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Spearheading the practice is Susan Heller, who is active in the firm’s orange County and Los Angeles offices, and Atlanta’s Joel Feldman, who is noted for his strengths in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. Also co-leading the practice is LA’s Candice Kim, who possesses a wealth of experience in all facets of the branding process, and Chicago’s Mark Galis, whose varied experience includes trademarks, brand protection and patents. Another name to note is Ian C. Ballon, who operates across Silicon Valley, LA and Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Susan Heller; Joel Feldman; Candice Kim; Mark Galis

Other key lawyers:

Ian C. Ballon; Steven Wadyka

Testimonials

‘The lawyers there are responsive and strategic, providing excellent advice across the board and across the whole of the US, with offices in numerous locations.’

‘The Greenberg Traurig trademarks litigation team has a wide spread of experience and knowledge. They work together no matter which office they reside in to summon/gather all the knowledge that is necessary for the case at hand.’

‘Steven Wadyka is an experienced and skilled litigator. He has a really good way to explain the legal complexities to a layman so that clients can appreciate and understand the case.’

‘Exceptional professionalism and coordination across the team.’

‘Ian Ballon is one of the most impressive attorneys I’ve ever met.’

‘They are smart, responsive, practical, and effective.’

‘Susan Heller is responsive, smart, and has great expertise.’

‘The members of the firm are very knowledgeable and provide innovative solutions to IP issues.’

Key clients

Groupon, Inc.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Green Thumb Industries, Inc.; MC Brands, LLC

Prime Hydration

Estate of Michael Jackson and Triumph International, Inc.

Apollo Health and Beauty Care Corp.

Great Clips, Inc.

Regents of the University of Minnesota

Echelon Fitness, LLC

Fujifilm North America, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Manages the worldwide trademark enforcement efforts for Prime Hydration, including pending trademark oppositions proceedings pending around the world, litigation, and administrative enforcement efforts in multiple countries, as well as all manner of online trademark issues.
  • Advising Groupon, who was sued in the US District Court for the District of Nevada by Las Vegas Skydiving Adventures LLC for alleged antitrust, trademark infringement, misappropriation of commercial properties, and unjust enrichment.
  • Manages the worldwide trademark enforcement efforts for CEC’s famous brands, including CAESARS PALACE, HARRAH’S, HORSESHOE, WORLD SERIES OF POKER, and others, including dozens of pending trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings pending around the world, litigation, and administrative enforcement efforts in multiple countries.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

Praised for its ‘responsive and strategic’ approach, Greenberg Traurig LLP operates across the full spectrum of trademark issues for a varied range of notable clients, from ESPN and American Airlines to CrossFit and Barry’s Bootcamp. The practice is jointly spearheaded by Orange County’s Susan Heller, whose high-stakes expertise is valued by a varied roster of Fortune 500 companies, world champion athletes, high-net-worth individuals and highly visible pre-IPO companies; Atlanta’s Joel Feldman, who primarily focuses on domestic and international brand management; Los Angeles-based Candice Kim, who is regarded for her ability to handle all facets of the branding process and Chicago’s Mark Galis, who manages the portfolios of mid-market clients and start-ups. Other key contacts include Chicago-based Eric Maiers and Jeffrey Dunning, alongside Minneapolis-based Stephen Baird and Atlanta-based Sabina Vayner.

Practice head(s):

Susan Heller; Joel Feldman; Candice Kim; Mark Galis

Testimonials

‘IP is central to the firm’s business. The lawyers there are responsive and strategic, providing excellent advice across the board and across the whole of the US, with offices in numerous locations.’

‘In particular Eric Maiers and Jeff Dunning are standout providers. I have been delighted with the service they provide.’

‘Stephen Baird is thorough to the ‘nth degree – that is how he keeps me out of trouble. Additionally, as precedent changes, Steve also opens up the window so that we can expand our horizons. Great guy and team – 100% recommend!’

‘Stephen Baird has my back and lays out the pros and cons on each component without telling me what to do – guidance, not strict rulings.’

‘Wonderful team in California… smart, collaborative and fair rates.’

‘Susan Heller is one of the best.’

‘Greenberg Traurig is our go-to firm for domain name-related matters, both with respect to contentious and non-contentious issues. They have developed a strong expertise in this area having been at the forefront of its developments for at least 20 years.’

Key clients

Caesars Entertainment Corp.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Universal Electronics, Inc.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

American Airlines

CrossFit, LLC

Campari Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Magnolia Business Ventures LLC (Chip and Joanna Gaines)

Anastasia Beverly Hills (“ABH”)

Barry’s Bootcamp

Thomas Rhett Akins

Margaritaville Alcohol Beverage Trust

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

ESPN, LLC

Embecta Corp.

Work highlights

  • Managing the worldwide trademark enforcement efforts for Prime Hydration, including pending trademark oppositions proceedings pending around the world, litigation and administrative enforcement efforts in multiple countries, as well as all manner of online trademark issues, addressing online fraud attacks against Prime.
  • Advising Groupon, Inc. before the United States District Court for the District of Nevada as they were sued by Las Vegas Skydiving Adventures LLC (“Las Vegas Skydiving”) for alleged antitrust, trademark infringement, misappropriation of commercial properties, and unjust enrichment.
  • Manages the worldwide trademark enforcement efforts for Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s famous brands, including CAESARS PALACE, HARRAH’S, HORSESHOE, WORLD SERIES OF POKER, and others.

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s team is regularly instructed by national and international corporations in the retail, education, and logsitics segments. The group’s contentious labor and employment offering includes litigating wage and hour lawsuits, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination, mandates, and business immigration cases. Practice co-lead Naomi Beer is based in Denver and specializes in representing clients in complex commercial, class action and multidistrict litigation. Alongside her, Philadelphia-based James Boudreau co-chairs the firm’s global labor and employment practice and is well-versed in representing management in class action litigation. Additional key litigators include San-Francisco based trio Charles Thompson, Ellen Bronchetti, and Ronald Holland.

Practice head(s):

James N. Boudreau; Naomi Beer

Testimonials

Very responsive to the client\’s particular needs and concerns as well as the overarching legal issues to be addressed. Strategy is developed with the input of the client at all times.

Key clients

CVS Health

National Freight Industries

City of Atlanta

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Fogo de Chao

Robert Half, Inc.

Proterra, Inc.

Centurion/MHM

Netflix

Quinnipiac University

Work highlights

  • Represented Robert Half International Inc. in the Northern District of California in a case involving a Vice President who claimed equal pay act discrimination, gender discrimination and retaliation.
  • Defended Hackensack Meridian Health after a whistle-blower and disability discrimination case was filed by a former employee.

Labor and employment > Labor-management relations Tier 3

James Boudreau, Naomi Beer, Justin Keith and Jerrold Goldberg, in Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, and New York respectively, head up Greenberg Traurig, LLP‘s labor management relations team. Goldberg has an ‘extensive knowledge within his field‘ which includes traditional labor and union-management work and collective bargaining negotiations. This extensive expertise is true of the team generally, as the group is hailed for its ‘deep esoteric subject matter expertise‘. There is a strong focus on alternative dispute resolution, and the group also appears in state and federal courts, and recently appear in the US district court, with wide coverage of the US means that it is able to operate across states and for international clients. Charles Birenbaum is a key team member for matters relating to Northern California.

Practice head(s):

James N. Boudreau; Naomi Beer; Justin Keith; Jerrold Goldberg

Other key lawyers:

Charles Birenbaum

Testimonials

‘Jerod (Jerry) Goldberg is a consummate professional. His extensive knowledge within his field has proven to be invaluable when offering advice and feedback on employee relations issues within our firm. He responds to meeting requests immediately and delivers timely and effective solutions. His commitment to his craft and his collaborative approach makes him a critical and trusted asset to our firm.’

‘Deep esoteric subject matter expertise.’

‘Excellent communication and advice.’

‘Jerod Goldberg has extensive knowledge within his field.’

Key clients

Recology Inc.

Clearwater Paper Corporation

Proterra, Inc. and Proterra Operating Company, Inc.

Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.

Petco Animal Supplies Store, Inc.

Kinkisharyo International, LLC

Quad Cinema, a subsidiary of Cohen Brothers Realty Corp.

Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)

Work highlights

  • Advised Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) on a case brought by the General Counsel of the NLRB seeking to develop new jurisprudence to protect non-union employee rights to complain anonymously about their workplace on social media.
  • Advising Recology on several collective bargaining negotiations and is actively handling 17 labor arbitrations for Recology.
  • Represented Quad Cinema in a case in the US District Court, Southern District of New York, involving pension withdrawal liability and other fund contributions allegedly due the Moving Picture Operators Union Local 306 Pension and Health Funds.

Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 3

The REITs practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a history of assisting with capital market transactions for private, traded, and non-traded REITs throughout the US. As part of the practice, the REIT tax team is well-versed in structuring the formation of private and public REITs, as well as advising on any tax-related issues that occur during mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Capital markets expert Joseph Herz leads on M&A and represents both issuers and underwriters in private offerings and initial offerings. He co-heads the global REIT practice alongside Robert Ivanhoe, who focuses on real estate structures, financings, and workouts. Both practice heads are based in New York. Jennifer Weiss who resides in Boston and New York-based Timothy Donovan assist with REIT-related tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Robert Ivanhoe; Joseph Herz

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Individuals go above and beyond to provide best-in-class service. Most dedicated counsel I’ve ever worked with. Joseph Herz is the best real estate securities attorney around.

Transport > Aviation and air travel: litigation and regulation Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig‘s aviation litigators act for national and global airlines, airline services companies, and airport owners and operators in litigation involving commercial disputes, product liability, IP, environmental issues, and personal injury and property damage claims. The team also assists with securities class actions, derivative actions, employment matters, data privacy, advertising, real estate, and regulatory law.  Co-chair of the firm’s aviation group, Jacob Bundick, whose commercial litigation practice focuses on aviation, works across the firm’s Las Vegas, Houston and Dallas offices. Bundick is supported by pilot and aviation disputes specialist Andrew Barr in Denver, whose track record includes acting for several aircraft manufacturers, aircraft operators, and airport sponsors before the civil aviation authorities, as well as in private litigation and arbitration. Barr is a July 2023 recruit from Cooley LLP.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Bundick

Other key lawyers:

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

With experience before intermediate and higher appellate courts across the country, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s broad practice is well versed across an array of commercial, regulatory, white-collar and IP law cases. The far-reaching national group is co-led by Miami-based Elliot Scherker, who has handled over 2000 appeals in state and federal courts during his career; Austin-based Dale Wainwright, who served on the Texas Supreme Court for a decade; and former Solicitor General of Arizona, Dominic Draye, who divides his time between Washington DC and Phoenix. The group additionally draws on New York-based of counsel Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, who is a former senior associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.

Practice head(s):

Elliot Scherker; Dale Wainwright; Dominic Draye

Other key lawyers:

Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick; Brigid Cech Samole; Justin Bernstein

Testimonials

‘Thorough knowledge of the issues and record, excellent legal analysis, and willingness to push back when appropriate. All lawyers are very, very responsive and provide insightful case management. We also value its fantastic, unique, creative fee arrangement.’

‘Elliot Scherker and Brigid Cech Samole are excellent.’

Key clients

Bradley University

CA Florida Holdings

Celsius

Anschutz Entertainment Group

ABB

The Restaurant Law Center and the Texas Restaurant Association

Related Group

T.T. International Co.

Work highlights

  • Obtained a victory for Bradley University when the Seventh Circuit vacated the certification of two classes in a lawsuit accusing the university of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
  • Reversed a Palm Beach County trial court order on behalf of CA Florida Holdings denying The Palm Beach Post access to Florida grand jury materials from the botched Jeffrey Epstein prosecution.
  • Represented ABB in appealing an $158m verdict in fraud dispute with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 4

Located in Atlanta, Lori G. Cohen at Greenberg Traurig LLP, whose focus mainly lies in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, is vice chair of the firm and co-chair of the firm’s global litigation practice. As such, Cohen brings with her a range of experience to trial proceedings, and continues to work on precedent setting matters which shape industries. Of late in 2023, this included a large and complex mass tort for Becton, Dickinson and Company, with trials taking place across multiple jurisdictions.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 4

Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 4

Work highlights

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings Tier 4

Finance > Fintech Tier 4

With extensive expertise in fintech M&A, Greenberg Traurig LLP is knowledgeable of virtual currencies, blockchain technology, as well as e-money and banking regulations. On the contentious side, the practice is also experienced in representing financial institutions on consumer protection laws, data security, privacy, and taxation disputes. In New York, David Greenberg is regarded for his intellectual property and technology transaction capabilities, while David Miller often advises various broker-dealers, hedge funds, and private equity funds on internal investigations. In Los Angeles, Barbara Jones’ corporate and securities law practice encompasses private and public financings, dual listings, strategic collaborations, and licensing transactions. Lisa Lanham joined the team in Miami from Ballard Spahr LLP in April 2024, contributing significant regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

David Greenberg; Barbara Jones; Viola Bensinger

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Saul; David Miller; William Mack; Lisa Lanham

Key clients

GoDaddy, Inc

Lendable Operations Ltd/Zendable, Inc

Quo Finance

Tandym, Inc

Spring Labs, Inc

US Bitcoin/US Data Mining Corp

Work highlights

  • Advised Tandym on the launch of a first-to-market private label credit card company.
  • Advised GoDaddy Inc on the acquisition and integration of Poynt Financial, an all-in-one payment platform.
  • Advised Spring Labs, Inc on Series A and B investment rounds and in its term loan agreement.

Finance > Project finance Tier 4

Government > Government contracts Tier 4

Leveraging expertise in IP matters, particularly related to complex and emerging technologies, Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s government contracts team splits its time between disputes and litigation, investigations, M&A, and regulatory advice. The practice is based in Washington DC, and led by Jeffery Chiow, who represents aerospace and defense contractors in bid protests of enterprise significance, alongside Michael Schaengold, who has substantial experience in FCA matters, government investigations, and litigation. Jennifer Zucker, who boasts active top security clearance, is highly regarded by aerospace, defense, and intelligence community contractors for both classified and unclassifed work. In addition to bet-the-company protests before the COFC and GAO, Shomari Wade has developed specialisms in small business matters and government contract finance. Melissa Prusock, who focuses on FCA actions, investigations, and audits, was promoted to shareholder in February 2023. Scott Schipma left the firm in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jeffery Chiow; Michael Schaengold

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Zucker; Shomari Wade; Eleanor Ross; Christopher O’Brien; Melissa Prusock

Testimonials

‘Greenberg Traurig’s government contracts practice has helped our company win a series of protests as well as a DJ at the COFC. Their understanding of the law, as well as their keen sense for tactics and strategy delivers results. They are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jennifer Zucker and her team consistently deliver outstanding work under the most demanding schedules. Her commitment and availability to our company is unmatched. She is highly intelligent, diligent, and accessible. She is a remarkable professional.’

‘Christopher O’Brien has performed with literal seconds on the clock.’

‘Greenberg Traurig has a solid team. Jennifer Zucker and Jeff Chiow, in particular, are noted practitioners in the government contracts space.’

‘Jennifer Zucker has a deep understanding of the military and classified matters.’

‘Jeffery Chiow is one of the top bid protest attorneys in the field.’

Key clients

Amentum

BAE Systems

The Boston Consulting Group and its cleared subsidiary BCG Federal

CGI Federal

FEDITC LLC

Life Science Logistics

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control/Rotary and Mission Systems

True Anomaly

Tyonek Native Corp.

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Work highlights

  • Assisted FEDITC with 9 bid protests, including challenging an over $80m SOCOM enterprise cybersecurity operations contract.
  • Acted for Life Science Logistics in twice successfully challenging a more than $230m procurement related to warehousing and deployment services at the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • Assisted Airspace Data with realizing the first operational use of its software to grant commercial aircraft access to normally-restricted DOD airspace.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP boasts ‘very deep expertise’ in life sciences mandates, with particular expertise in overseeing IP-heavy transactions, where the practice helps clients shape their patent strategies and develop their portfolios, covering novel products in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotech markets. The practice is overseen by Boston-based David Dykeman, a specialist in securing patents for clients’ new products and in the strategic management of their portfolios, and Atlanta’s Wayne Elowe, who oversees transactions including M&A and licensing deals, in addition to assisting with specific asset purchases. Melissa Hunter-Ensor, also based in Boston, maintains a broad patent practice that encompasses both portfolio management and litigation.

Practice head(s):

David Dykeman; Wayne Elowe

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Ball; Melissa Hunter-Enso; Chia-Feng Lu

Testimonials

‘Our GT team has very deep expertise, not just in life sciences but in the specific area we work in.’

‘The Greenberg Traurig team provides excellent patent prosecution services in all areas of the life sciences to my institution. They fully understand our business and its complex needs, and I can always be sure that someone from GT will fully grasp any invention disclosed to them.’

Key clients

Moderna, Inc.

Provention Bio, Inc.

Huadong Medicine Co.

Teva Pharmaceuticals

AnnJi Pharmaceutical

Aspira Women’s Health

Embecta Corp.

Exactech, Inc.

Elios Vision

Redhill Biopharma

Work highlights

  • Represented Moderna, Inc. in defending its COVID-19 vaccine against patent infringement claims brought by Promosome.
  • Assisted Provention Bio, Inc. with the IP aspects of two public stock offerings and a private placement.
  • Represented Hangzhou Zhongmei Huadong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in the global expansion of the strategic alliance for SCO-094, a GLP-1R and GIPR dual agonist with SCOHIA PHARMA, Inc.

Healthcare > Service providers Tier 4

Jointly led by Tricia Asaro in New York and David Peck in Florida, the team at Greenberg Traurig LLP is known for its focus on healthcare investment, and reimbursement and payment claims. Peck has broad corporate expertise, assisting clients with M&A and the structuring of equity and debt financings. Nancy Taylor works out of the Washington DC office, and is noted for her longstanding expertise in healthcare policy related matters and compliance. Joining the Philadelphia practice from Reed Smith LLP in August 2023, Brad Rostolsky contributes his deep knowledge of HIPAA, and Cate Galea maintains a health data-focused practice, handling matters relating to information blocking regulations.

Practice head(s):

Tricia Asaro; David Peck

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery, P.C.

Traverse Pointe Partners

Platinum Select Nursing, LLC

Premier Plastic Surgery Partners

Valir Health

Main Street Anesthesia Consulting, Inc.

Envision Healthcare

Forefront Living

T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center

ENT Specialty Partners

Foundation for Hair Restoration

Work highlights

  • Represented Traverse Pointe Partners in connection with its acquisition of Living at Reflections, an in-patient multi-location, residential operator, that provides behavioral health and substance abuse rehabilitation services in California.
  • Represented Platinum Select Nursing, LLC and affiliates, which are in the business of providing live-in care to elderly patients, in the sale of equity in its subsidiary and the sale of substantially all of the assets of affiliates to affiliates of Charter Oak Equity, L.P., a Connecticut-based private equity fund.
  • Advising Main Street Anesthesia Consulting on the organization of a multi-state anesthesia staffing company operating in Texas and New Mexico.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 4

The ‘conscientious, dedicated and tenacious‘ intellectual property group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP has comprehensive capabilities in patent litigation and counseling across all the key patent litigation venues, including a strong appellate practice and extensive experience in proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. The team represents companies from a broad range of technical fields, working with the likes of Moderna, Chewy, Inc, and Charles Schwab. In New York, Scott Bornstein is a seasoned patent trial lawyer acting for both national and international clients, Joshua Raskin focuses primarily on patent litigation in the tech sector, and Rose Cordero Prey advises clients on invention protection, portfolio management and patent litigation in the mechanical, electrical, computer science and life sciences industries. IP trial lawyers David Bloch and Harold Davis in San Francisco are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Scott Bornstein; Joshua Raskin; Richard Harris

Testimonials

Greenberg offers a standard and traditional approach to the defense of patent infringement claims. They cover all of the bases and do a thorough job of leaving no stone unturned as they deal with these matters. They are conscientious, dedicated and tenacious, and dogged in attacking every element of a case and making sure that all arguments are developed. You get the attention of partners and the entire team throughout the course of the case.

‘The entire team is focused and working on the case at all times. They are thinking about problems before they arise.’

Key clients

Chewy, Inc.

Charles Schwab

Rakuten

Moderna

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Satco Products

Ampt

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Samsung Electronics

LG Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc.

Amperex Technology Ltd.

NovaSparks

Schlumberger Corp.

Kretek International Inc.

Dryft Sciences LLC

Chervon

Work highlights

  • Acted for Chewy in a declaratory judgment action filed by the client  against IBM in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented Charles Schwab in patent litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Satco Products in a case which ended the Regents of the University of California at Santa Barbara’s litigation campaign claiming that Satco had infringed a portfolio of patents covering LED technology.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 4

Led by trial lawyer and intellectual property specialist Scott Bornstein in New York, Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a highly capable group handling Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission that represents a broad range of domestic and international clients. DC trial lawyer Vivian Kuo boasts extensive experience in patent disputes, including at the ITC, as does Nicholas Brown in San Francisco, who specializes in patent and trade secret litigation. The New York office also features patent attorney Brian Prew as well as Jonathan Ball, who handles patent litigation, prosecution, and portfolio management matters.

Practice head(s):

Scott Bornstein

Key clients

Satco Products, Inc.

Samsung Electronics

LG Electronics

Quanzhou Zhengde Network Technology Co.,Ltd.

Ampt LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented Quanzhou Zhengede Network Technology Co., Ltd. in a Section 337 investigation at the International Trade Commission involving trade dress and other allegations brought by Crocs related to its “Classic Clog” design.
  • Represented Ampt LLC in a case against SolarEdge Technologies before the International Trade Commission.

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig‘s ‘top-notch’ team has strong national coverage of the US with co-heads of the practice Barry Schindler, Melissa Hunter-Ensor and Heath Briggs working from the firm’s New Jersey, Boston and Denver offices respectively; the three also co-chair the firm’s global patent prosecution group. The Atlanta team was bolstered in August 2023 with the arrival of patent specialist Trenton Ward from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP. The team is equipped to advise clients from start-ups to such well-known companies as Yahoo and Capital One on the array of patent matters. In Boston, ‘very well-respected attorney’ Chinh Pham has experience representing start-ups, while the ‘brilliant’ David Dykeman has notable expertise in life sciences and medical tech work.

Practice head(s):

Barry Schindler; Melissa Hunter-Ensor; Heath Briggs

Other key lawyers:

Trenton Ward; Chinh Pham; David Dykeman; Roman Fayerberg; Chase Means; Andrew Tibbett

Testimonials

‘Our company has used this practice for our intellectual property strategy and execution and the experience has been excellent. The quality of the work is exceptional and the partners and associates are top-notch in their field.’

‘We have predominantly worked with Chinh Pham at Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. Chinh is a very well-respected attorney and was previously the President of the Boston Bar Association. Chinh brings an IP strategy that is highly focused on value creation. This strategic focus works exceptionally well for us as a start-up because so much of the value of our company is in the IP itself.’

‘The Greenberg Traurig teams we use are incredibly effective, they maximize efficiency and communicate with us often in order to stay on track. The teams have a leader who has great strategic skills to maximize the utility of the patents to our company’s corporate goals, and has professionals with the unusual combination of technical and interpersonal skills which is very important.’

‘The team managing our medical device company patent work includes David Dykeman; Roman Fayerberg and Chase Means. David Dykeman is brilliant at deciding which patents are critical for the business’ strategic goals and is extremely effective communicator and leader. Roman Fayerberg understands the critical innovations of the company, how to craft the innovations into valuable claims, and negotiations with the PTO.’

‘Chase Means is an incredibly intelligent associate who has an amazing understanding of technology and how to protect key innovations through disclosures and patent claims

‘Andrew Tibbetts is involved in medical digital patents and is a master at understanding patentable material and how to create a valuable patent portfolio to enable the company’s strategic goals. He works with David Dykeman at the highest level of matching innovation; crafting patents, and creating patent value for the company.’

‘The team is so motivated and genuinely interested and quick to learn the IP target. They bring a wealth and depth of knowledge and are diverse. They also aren’t afraid to speak up and suggest a few creative ways of looking at the issues at hand. I trust them completely with the tasks and the follow-up.’

‘Professionalism, integrity and quick turnaround and successful in patent approval matters! ’

Key clients

Yahoo Inc.

Unilever

Broadridge Financial Services, Inc

Capital One

GoDaddy

Embecta Corp.

IlluminOss Medical, Inc.

Provention Bio

Carter’s Inc. / Skip Hop Inc.

The Home Depot, Inc.

PayPal, Inc.

Aspira Women’s Health (formerly Vermillion)

Arconic Corp.

Work highlights

  • Serving as the primary provider of IP services for Broadridge Financial Services, a provider of trade-processing technology.
  • Managing, developing and assisting Yahoo Inc. in growing a major portion of its worldwide patent assets.
  • Helping Provention Bio Inc. with the IP aspects of its completion a $2.9bn acquisition by Sanofi.

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 4

Well regarded for its clientele of large Silicon Valley technology companies, Greenberg Traurig LLP offers benefits and compensation services as part of its labor and employment practice. The practice is co-headed by Magan Ray and Mindy Leathe. Based in Silicon Valley, Ray is involved in the design of retirement plans, and health and welfare benefit plans for the practice’s large technology clients. From the Miami office, Leathe focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits. Splitting his time between Northern Virginia and Washington DC, Ian A. Herbert supports Ray on many of her matters with technology companies. Stephanie Ahmad, in the Silicon Valley office, often work on the design and implementation of retirement plans and health and welfare plans.  

Practice head(s):

Magan Ray; Mindy Leathe

Other key lawyers:

Ian Herbert; Stephanie Ahmmad

Key clients

Amazon

Google, Inc.

Snap, Inc.

Intuit

Twitter

VMware

Ross Stores, Inc.

Qualcomm

Granite Construction

Young Life

University of Denver

Canvas Credit Union

Work highlights

  • Representing Amazon in restructuring its disability programs.
  • Assisted Snap with respect to the design, implementation, and drafting of its health and welfare plan, cafeteria plan, adoption assistance, surrogacy, and fertility benefits programs and related SPDs.
  • Advising Google with respect to health benefits in light of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.

Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 4

With a broad-based ERISA litigation practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP provides additional advisory support to clients in the form of risk assessment, audit analysis, and preempting potential liabilities. A stellar client list includes ERISA fiduciaries and trustees, employer plan sponsors, plan administrators, and service providers. Well-versed in handling the full spectrum of ERISA, ESOP and employee benefits litigation, the group leverages the expertise of three practice heads. Jonathan L Sulds represents major employers from the New York office and co-chairs the ERISA & employee benefits litigation group whilst, Magan P Ray‘s far-reaching experience in ERISA and ESOP matters contributes to her advice on plan design and compliancy from the Silicon Valley office. Craig Waugh operates from Phoenix and leverages his employee benefits expertise. Michael Slocum has experience handling cutting-edge ERISA issues before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Stephanie Ahmad is another key figure in the team.  

Practice head(s):

James N. Boudreau; Naomi Beer; Jon Sulds

Testimonials

‘The team takes a wholistic approach to problem solving, which is important because it helps my team avoid risk/problems we may not have considered otherwise. They apply their historical knowledge used from their experience working with our team and other client’s to problem solve. The firm has a great database library to help house numerous plan and other ERISA related documents–very convenient when I need to reference documents.’

‘I appreciate their partnership in that they operate as though they are part of our team, and not just outside counsel who jump in and out to solve one off issues.’

‘Responsiveness and thoroughness.’

 

Key clients

VMware

Leading Provider of Non-Discretionary Custodial Services of Self-Directed Individual Retirement Accounts

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s multidisciplinary team, praised by clients for being ‘extremely knowledgeable about late-stage venture capital investing’, supports emerging companies and investors across all business lifecycle stages. The practice is led by Boston-based leaders Chinh Pham, who is an intellectual property expert, and Emily Ladd-Kravitz, who serves as outside general counsel for emerging companies and represents investors in venture capital deals. Bradley Jacobson, also in Boston, is lauded as a ‘terrific lawyer’ with significant experience in venture capital transactions, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions. In Washington DC, Trevor Chaplick specializes in capital market transactions and cross-border acquisitions for tech companies and venture capital funds. Meanwhile, John Owens, based in Miami, offers wide-ranging sector expertise spanning the fintech, medical technology, and media industries.

Practice head(s):

Emily Ladd-Kravitz; Chinh Pham

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘It all comes down to the partners for me. I’m here because of Jeremy Zangara.’

‘I love working with Jeremy Zangara for capital raises, M&A, and general corporate matters. He always has creative (but obviously legal!) solutions that ensure the company is in the best position possible.’

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable about late-stage venture capital investing, particularly from the investor perspective. They are always available and very practical at working through documents and legal issues quickly.’

‘Bradley Jacobson is simply a terrific lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, practical, and efficient. He is terrific at identifying issues and working through them with opposing counsel and is a creative problem-solver. He is also always available and is involved in so many deals that his expertise in the industry is almost unparalleled.’

‘Emily Ladd-Kravitz provided feedback that was both comprehensive and broad, allowing us to analyze different scenarios efficiently.’

‘The team made themselves highly accessible while also being mindful of addressing questions efficiently.’

Key clients

Vidaa (Netherlands) International Holdings B.V.

Aion Ventures, LLC

White Lion Capital, LLC

Pronghorn Investment Management, LLC

FaceTec, Inc.

Whisker Labs, Inc.

Glass Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New Enterprise Associates

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

The data privacy and cybersecurity team at Greenberg Traurig LLP provides a ‘best in class service‘, its client base spanning the technology, e-commerce, financial services, and healthcare sectors. Gretchen Ramos, global co-head of the practice group, works out of San Francisco and is particularly sought after by major technology companies. ‘Smart, straightforward and talented’ Jena Valdetero co-chairs the US team from Chicago, leading data breach response efforts and defending clients against privacy and data breach litigation, include class action matters. Denver-based David Zetoony rounds out the team leadership, valued by clients for his ability to provide ‘clear actionable guidance’.

Practice head(s):

Gretchen A. Ramos; Jena M. Valdetero; David A. Zetoony

Other key lawyers:

Darren Abernethy; Reena Bajowala; Rebekah Guyon; Karin Ross

Testimonials

‘The team is great; in depth expertise, deep bench. On top of things, conscientious, always a step or two ahead. ’

‘Gretchen Ramos and Rebekah Guyon are top shelf attorneys.’

‘David Zetoony is the best privacy attorney in the country. He and his team provide exceptionally thoughtful, concise, and valuable advice. Whereas other firms provide legal advice, David shines through as the best in the business because of his unique ability to provide clear actionable guidance that makes the privacy program better.’

‘We have worked with GT’s data privacy and security team for over four years. They have provided outstanding and timely counsel, including in response to a data breach event. We believe they provide best in class service.’

‘Jena Valdetero is a star and a key asset to our business. She is smart, straightforward and talented. She knows how to get things done and how to inspire the trust of senior stakeholders.’

Key clients

Anastasia Beverly Hills

BP Products North America

eBay

ISACA

Ralph Lauren

Sony Group Corporation

Zenni Optical

The Clorox Company

Best Western International

T-Mobile

Kendo Brands

Ameren Services, Inc.

LCI Industries (d/b/a Lippert)

Perficient, Inc.

thyssenkrupp North America

Nike, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Regularly advising BP Products North America (BP), one of the nation’s top oil and gas companies, engaged in the exploration, development, production, refining, and marketing of oil and natural gas, on a variety of privacy and security issues.
  • Providing ongoing advice and counselling to T-Mobile in connection with federal and state United States data privacy statutes.
  • Advising Nike on its GDPR, CCPA as amended, state consumer privacy law, and related legal data protection framework compliance.

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation Tier 4

The varied team at Greenberg Traurig LLP is distinguished by its First Amendment understanding and successes with defamation disputes, intellectual property matters, and freedom of information claims. Michael Grygiel co-chairs from the firm’s Albany office where he is committed to advocating on behalf of news organizations in publication claims. Co-chairing from Los Angeles, Vincent Chieffo‘s extensive trial and appellate experience includes copyright, defamation, and rights of publicity matters. In Los Angeles, Mathew Rosengart is a focused litigator, whose recent successes include high-profile defamation defense proceedings in the film and music spaces. In Albany, Kelly McNamee focuses on media and First Amendment law, with experience defending news organizations and conducting applications for access to government records and documents.

Practice head(s):

Vincent H. Chieffo; Michael J. Grygiel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Hugely knowledgeable lawyers’

‘Mathew Rosengart is incredibly smart, savvy, and knowledgeable’ 

‘Ed Schultz is an excellent strategic thinker’

 

Key clients

Bloomberg LP

Charlamagne Tha God

Kathy Griffin

Gannett Co

Work highlights

  • Achieved victory for Gannett Co. when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by Nicholas Sandmann.
  • Represented Bloomberg News and its reporter in a high-profile defamation case filed by pro golfer Patrick Reed arising from news coverage of LIV Golf/PGA dispute.

Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 4

From the negotiation of content distribution deals to the establishment of production companies to cross-border business expansion, the varied practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP is well-positioned to assist a diverse cross-section of entertainment clients with a broad array of transactional mandates. The firm’s wide reach is underscored by its three practice heads: Bobby Rosenbloum is based in the firm’s Atlanta office and centers his practice on negotiating content agreements with rights owners. Dan Black operates from the firm’s Los Angeles office and counts high-profile music catalog acquisitions among his strong suits. Barbara Meili in New York completes the leadership team and has a proven track record in distributor arrangements and acquisitions in the broadcasting sector.

Practice head(s):

Bobby Rosenbloum; Dan Black; Barbara Meili

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 4

Lauded as ‘experts in the field’, the construction team at Greenberg Traurig, LLP regularly represents a plethora of public and private clients, contractors, and owners in litigation cases before the federal district courts, regarding breach of contract and defective construction. The firm is home to experienced practitioners, noted for their ‘thoroughness, strategy and knowledge’, who also serve as construction counsel, negotiating and drafting contracts. Michael Thomas and Mark Ferrario jointly lead the team from Miami and Las Vegas respectively, representing clients in front of regulatory and legislative bodies, in addition to handling risk management issues. Other key contacts based in the New York office include David Jensen and Robert Epstein, and Atlanta-based Robert Crewdson joined from DLA Piper LLP (US) in February 2024.

Practice head(s):

Michael Thomas; Mark Ferrario

Testimonials

‘Robert Epstein is a talented, smart and diligent lawyer, who has done an excellent job representing our interests.’

‘We retained Greenberg for a very complex construction litigation matter. They dove right in to understand the case and issues and identified a potential statute of limitations concern that required them to file the complaint in record time. We have been very pleased with their thoroughness, strategy and knowledge.’ 

‘They are a talented and experienced group.’

‘We have been working closely with Michael Thomas and Michael Hogue. The quality of work by the Greenberg team has been far superior. It was evident from day one that the Greenberg team were truly experts in the field and knew how to successfully prosecute the case.’

‘Michael Thomas is an excellent construction attorney with terrific knowledge of the market.

Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 4

Lenders, borrowers, and guarantors seek out the real estate finance team at Greenberg Traurig, LLP for assistance with construction related financing issues such as construction loans for multifamily projects and commercial units. The team is co-led by Michael Moser and Cory Tessler in New York - Moser specializes in advising lenders on a variety of issues such as bridge loans, mezzanine loans, and construction financing, while ommercial real estate expert Tessler actively advises on construction lending and assists lenders with mortgage conduit and securitization programs. Michael Davis leads the Los Angeles real estate practice and represents a number of real estate funds and REITs, while Kimberly LeCompte sits in Miami and represents owners and developers of multifamily, office, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. Also noted is Dallas-based Tina Ross who handles a number of construction financings for senior lenders and Farah Ahmed over in New York.

Practice head(s):

Michael Moser; Cory Tessler

Other key lawyers:

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 5

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 6

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s longstanding commitment to Latin America is increasingly evident with its track record of acquisition finance, structured finance and financial services regulatory work. The firm is a growing force in fintech, cryptocurrency businesses and digital payments systems in Latin America, including start-ups to publicly traded companies. Notably, it is increasingly active in the acquisition of fintech and digital payments businesses by US and international strategic buyers; it advised Paysafe on its acquisition of SafetyPay, a payments platform operating primarily in Latin America. In another growth area, the practice is assisting a number of Latin American financial services clients with their entry into the US market, particularly South Florida. In financings, the firm benefits from an impressive portfolio of Latin American borrower clients. Emilio Alvarez-Farré has an impressive record in Latin America financings, particularly in Mexico, and Marina Olaman-Pal is building the firm’s standing in financial services regulatory, following the June-2022 departure of long-term partner Carl Fornaris.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Peña; Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán

Testimonials

Greenberg Trauring LLP (“GT”) stands out for the experience and quality of its human team. Especially the partner in charge of the relationship and who leads the transaction. Likewise, in general the other members of the team have stood out for their experience. GT distinguishes itself with its business connections and in relation to banking matters.

Emilio Alvarez stands out for his experience, creativity and flexibility.

Key clients

Nationwide Dental Services Organization

MRO Holdings

Bio Pappel

Altio NextGen Opportunity Fund

Paysafe Group

Five Flags Banks

Associated Foreign Exchange

GoDaddy

Work highlights

  • Advised major Mexican paper-and-pulp company, Bio Pappel, on its $100m  senior secured term loan facility to finance its acquisition of a target located in the US.
  • Advised Paysafe on its acquisition of SafetyPay, a payments platform operating primarily in Latin America.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s deep experience in SPAC transactions has enabled the firm to advise on a series of deals in Latin America, building on its already established presence in debt and equity offerings in the region. Among other matters, it advised DD3 Acquisition Corp II on its business combination with Codere Online, which operates in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Buenos Aires. The firm is also rated for project and infrastructure bonds, and future-flow securitisations. Marc Rossell is co-chair of the Latin America team and a veteran of capital markets deals in the region. Oscar Stephens is also a key figure, particularly for project and infrastructure bonds, structured finance and securitisation. Hired from an in-house position in October 2022, Steven Sandretto has subsequently left the firm - effective as of July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Peña; Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán

Testimonials

The teams have highly capable professionals in terms of knowledge, creativity to solve problems and proposed structures.

The ability to propose complex structures to solve any obstacle that prevents the matter from being carried out and negotiate said structures with the counterparties until their conclusion.

Good team, committed to the work and who understands the commercial needs of the parties and knows how to balance them.

Oscar Stephens is a great lawyer, with great knowledge of the market and the news in the capital markets and how operations are structured. Very nice to work with him.

 

Key clients

ACI Airport Sudamérica

Colombian Infrastructure Equity Fund (CIEF)

Work highlights

  • Represented ACI Airport Sudamérica, which operates the Carrasco International Airport (near Montevideo, Uruguay), on a bond exchange offering and a concurrent offering of new notes totalling $246m.
  • Advised Procaps Group on the business combination between its subsidiary Ozelm and Union Acquisition Corp II and the subsequent listing of the shares and warrants of Procaps Group on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Advised DD3 Acquisition Corp II on in its business combination agreement with Codere Online.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a substantial focus on Latin America, including through its large teams in Miami, New York and Mexico City. Many in the team are fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese speakers, with a large number also being dual-qualified in the US and a Latin American jurisdiction. Energy and infrastructure transactions account for a large slice of its Latin America practice, including high-value M&A and project finance transactions. Much of the practice centres on bond-driven financings, including green bonds and project bonds. Mexico and Chile currently constitute its primary jurisdictions. Marc Rossell is co-chair of the Latin America group and is noted for capital markets-driven financings of energy and infrastructure. Oscar Stephens is a native of Chile where he is especially active in project financings and bond offerings, having a principal focus on renewable energy and infrastructure. Mexico City partner Juan Manuel González Bernal is co-chair of the global infrastructure practice and has extensive experience in project finance, public procurement and PPPs in Mexico.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Peña; Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán

Testimonials

GT’s energy practice is very solid, they have lawyers involved in every sector of the industry from O&G to renewables. They advised us on structuring a project financing transaction for a portfolio of PV plants in Chile. The transaction was the first of its kind for our company as sole owner of the assets, which required certain tailoring to project particulars. The cost efficiency in terms of fees was unparalleled. Their energy partners are very knowledgable and provided us with great leads in terms of US business opportunities. They follow up with us and provide us with insights on our industry periodically.

Oscar Stephens, as a dual-qualified NY and Chilean lawyer, comes in with great acumen in terms of structuring financings for Chilean and Latam companies. Always reachable and superb abilities in structuring lean teams integrated with in-house legal.

Extensive knowledge of the market and know-how, great presence in Latin America. They understand the culture and the way of doing things. It is one of the most active law firms in Latin America.

Many of their lawyers speak Spanish and have strong points of contact with Latin America, which allows them to know and understand the culture, which is essential for the success of a relationship.

Key clients

ACI Airport Sudamérica

oEnergy

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

Colombian Infrastructure Equity Fund

Elektra Noreste

Banco Security

Inversiones Latin America Power (LAP)

Banverde Solar I

Gas Natural del Noroeste

Engie Mexico

Work highlights

  • Acted as US counsel to Inversiones Latin America Power, one of the largest wind generation companies in Chile, as issuer, on the offering of $403.9m 5.125% senior secured notes (due 2033).
  • Advised ACI Airport Sudamérica (which operates the Carrasco International Airport near Montevideo, Uruguay), on a bond exchange offering and a concurrent offering of new notes totalling $246m.
  • Represented Gas Natural del Noroeste, a Mexican gas transportation company, as issuer, in a $200m direct placement of senior amortizing notes.

Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a large white-collar defence and special investigations practice, while the firm has a lengthy history in Latin America. The firm represents a variety of multinationals and Latin American businesses, along with sovereign entities, government officials and senior executives, in connection with cross-border investigations, including allegations of FCPA violations. Notably, it advised the Bolivian government in US civil and criminal proceedings against a group of corrupt former officials that received bribes in exchange for lucrative weapons' purchase contracts. Washington DC partner Daniel Pulecio-Boek is a genuine Latin America white-collar defence and investigations specialist and has a blossoming reputation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Peña; Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán

Testimonials

It is a very competent practice with deep knowledge of the American world and the Latin world.

I highlight Daniel Pulecio-Boek. Firm, clear, secure, proactive, always available.

The GT team is very good because of the constant monitoring of the issues, because they are attentive to the client and their needs. The team compares favorably because it is proactive and not reactive.

The plus is precisely the personal relationship and the link with the local culture, its constant pursuit of the actions and its defense with the client. Daniel Pulecio is an extraordinary lawyer in that relationship of things. Ben Greenberg is a very knowledgeable criminal lawyer; and Jed Dier does very well in the Miami office. Tenacious and constant follow-up. Knowledge and explanation in lay and simple terms for the client.

Key clients

Samar Handal

Glencore

Bolivian Government

UBS

American Airlines

Agricultural Bank of China

Work highlights

  • Represented Samar Handal, the main target at the center of the investigation into the assassination of the president of Haiti.
  • Advised current and former executives and traders at Glencore in relation to a wide-ranging multi-jurisdictional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case.
  • Represented the Bolivian government in US civil and criminal proceedings against a group of corrupt former officials that received bribes in exchange for lucrative weapons contracts and against the weapons manufacturers and dealers who provided the weapons and paid the bribes.

Firm overview: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its US offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the US EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.

Main areas of practice
Corporate: The team advises clients in organizing, operating, financing, and expanding businesses, including M&A and business combinations, divestitures; private equity and venture capital financings; LBOs, IPOs, and underwritten securities offerings; project financings; private debt financings; securitizations; going-private, credit enhancement, derivatives, and syndicated lending transactions; and broker-dealer and investment company advisory matters.

Litigation: The team comprises more than 600 litigators globally. It assists clients with antitrust; appellate; commercial litigation; class actions; construction; eDiscovery and eRetention; environmental; fiduciary litigation; financial services; IP litigation; IDR; labor and employment; media and entertainment; products liability, including pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare; real estate, securities and shareholder, and technology-related litigation; and white-collar criminal defense.

Real estate: The team has 40 years’ experience providing global legal services for property investment, development, management, and finance. The team received the Chambers USA 2018, 2017, 2013, and the 2010 Award for Excellence. Its client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private owners.

Intellectual property and technology: The team offers strategies for the protection of clients’ IP in all technologies from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemistry to mechanical, electronics, and computer software and e-commerce. GT helps clients with emerging technology matters, from token generation events, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency exchanges, to the development and licensing of blockchain-as-a-service.

Health and FDA business: More than 100 attorneys combine dedicated experience in healthcare regulatory compliance and operational matters and related disciplines, including corporate, finance, tax, antitrust, litigation, restructuring, and IP to help clients respond to the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.

International trade: The team advises on trade agreements, legislation, and lobbying, antitrust, and FCPA counseling, US Foreign Military Sales Program, US anti-boycott, and embargo regulations, identification of complex export control for tech, defense, and aerospace companies, defense of corporations in export-related criminal investigations and unfair trade cases.

Cybersecurity, privacy and crisis management: The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues and is well-versed in the full range of privacy and data security-related legislation and regulations in the United States (both federal and state), European Union, Mexico, and Asia.

Energy and natural resources: The team works in conjunction with other disciplines to represent a diverse group of global clients from all corners of the oil and gas industry, from independent producers to pipeline companies.

Restructuring and bankruptcy: The team has decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructuring, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales, as well as cross-border proceedings.

Tax, trusts and estates: The tax and wealth management attorneys advise high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely-held businesses in the growth of their family assets through planning. Additionally, they develop and implement tax strategies to maximize returns and minimize taxes.

Government law and policy: The team represents corporations, municipalities, and organizations before the legislative and executive branches in federal, state, and local governments.

Public finance: Team members serve the needs of state and local issuers and underwriters in all areas of public finance, including tax-exempt financing. For the past several years, the firm has been among the top bond counsel firms in the US, according to the ranking criteria developed by Securities Data Co. and The Bond Buyer.

Entertainment and media: With offices in the centers of the entertainment industry, the multidisciplinary practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, live stage, and cable industries, including the convergence of new technologies, digital delivery systems, and advertising and sponsor-driven financing models.

Labor and employment: Team members assist US and global clients throughout the full employment relationship, from counseling to prevention to defense.

Environmental: The team assists clients with permitting, compliance, and regulatory matters; transactions; administrative proceedings; civil and criminal enforcement; and environmental and toxic tort litigation.

Global practice: The multidisciplinary team has been involved in some of the largest transactions in recent times in markets as diverse as Latin America and Israel, and in industries that include media, real estate, telecommunications, technology, aviation, entertainment, life sciences, and financial services.

Immigration and compliance: The team is experienced in corporate immigration law and represents businesses and individuals from around the world on inbound and outbound immigration matters, legislative and policy issues, and compliance needs.

Number of lawyers : 2,650
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Chief Executive Officer : Brian L Duffy
Executive Chair : Richard A Rosenbaum
Other Offices : In addition to 34 offices in the US, the firm has offices in:
Other Offices : Amsterdam
Other Offices : Berlin
Other Offices : London
Other Offices : Mexico City
Other Offices : Milan
Other Offices : Seoul
Other Offices : Shanghai
Other Offices : Tel Aviv
Other Offices : Tokyo
Other Offices : Warsaw

Firm overview:Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.

Latin American practice: Our Latin America team works closely with attorneys across all of our practice groups, including our M&A, capital markets, global energy and infrastructure projects, hospitality, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, business immigration, and international litigation and dispute resolution teams.

US offices:  Albany, Atlanta, Austin,  Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington, D.C., Westchester County, and West Palm Beach.

International offices:  Amsterdam*, Berlin*, London*, Mexico City*, Milan*, Seoul*. Shanghai, Tel Aviv*, Tokyo*, and  Warsaw*.

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