GT at HBA Awards
HOUSTON JULY 25, 20,22
Houston Bar Association (HBA), announcing the winners of its 2022 Diversity Awards, called out Greenberg Traurig twice. The Houston office won first in the Organization Category. Roland Garcia, Litigation Shareholder and winner in the Individual Category. HBA presented the awards at the HBA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Summer Associate luncheon July 21.
“Since our founding, Greenberg Traurig has actively worked towards meaningful change in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Shari L. Heyen (managing shareholder), said that it was an enormous honor to have Houston’s office recognized by Houston Bar Association. “We are also thrilled to have Roland recognized for his dedication to diversity. Roland is a trusted advisor and continues to advocate for underrepresented people.
According to HBA the Diversity Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have shown extraordinary commitment and made significant progress on diversity and equity in the legal sector.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of innovation and advancement in society. We must be dedicated to the cause and intentional with our actions in order to make true impact,” Garcia said. “HBA is a dear organization to me, and I am humbled to accept its 2022 Diversity award.”
Garcia’s dedication to DE&I can be seen in the amount of time and attention he devotes to various organizations. Garcia was the first representative of a minority to be elected president at the HBA. This voluntary bar association is the fifth largest in the country and has more than 11,000 members.
He was also president and member of Texas Supreme Court’s Gender Fairness Task Force.
Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative – Since its inception, Greenberg Traurig is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm has committed $5M over five years to combat systemic racism and help impoverished communities through its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan. In addition, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the firm’s history. Greenberg Traurig Texas boasts 140 Texas lawyers in Austin and Dallas. Greenberg Traurig Texas assists clients with their multidisciplinary legal needs throughout Texas by leveraging the firm’s global platform. Texas attorneys are experts in key areas such as: aviation and chemicals, construction, energy and natural resources. Financial institutions, health care, financial institutions. Hospitality, infrastructure, insurance. Media, media, medical devices. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Real estate, retail. Sports, technology and software. Telecommunications, transportation. Video games and esports.
Greenberg Traurig LLP – There are more than 2400 lawyers in 43 locations throughout the United States, Europe. Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is well-known because of its focus on pro bono work, innovation, diversity, and philanthropic giving. For FY 2021, it reported gross revenue exceeding $2 Billion. The firm is consistently ranked amongst the top on the Am Law 100 (Am Law Global 100), NLJ 250 (Law360 (US) 400) lists. It is a Top-15 firm on the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.