Office wins in the organization category; Roland Garcia as an individual
HOUSTON, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — When the Houston Bar Association (HBA) called the winners of its 2022 Diversity Awards, the name of law firm Greenberg Traurig came up twice. The Houston Desk won in the Organization category and Litigation practice Shareholder Roland Garcia won in the individual category. HBA presented the awards at the HBA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Summer Associates Luncheon July 21.
“Since our founding, Greenberg Traurig has actively worked for meaningful change in diversity, equity and inclusion. It is a huge honor to have our Houston office recognized by the Houston Bar Association,” said Shari L. Heyenmanaging shareholder of the company Houston Desk. “We are also thrilled that Roland has been recognized for his individual commitment to diversity. In addition to being a trusted advisor, Roland continues to be a passionate advocate and champion for underrepresented people.”
According to HBA, the Diversity Awards recognize an organization and an individual who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and made significant progress towards diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal field.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of innovation and progress in society. We must be dedicated to the cause and intentional in our actions in order to have real impact,” said Garcia. “HBA is an organization dear to my heart and I am humbled and honored to accept its 2022 Diversity Award.”
Garcia’s commitment to DE&I is evident in the time and attention he gives to various organizations. He was the first member of a minority community to be elected president of the HBA, the fifth largest association of pro bono lawyers in the country, with more than 11,000 members.
He also served as president of the Hispanic Bar Association and a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Gender Equity Task Force, and is now co-chair of the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council and a member of the Racial Equity Committee. of the Greater Houston Partnership.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: Since its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse company founded on fairness, equality and authenticity. Through its action plan for social, racial and economic justice, the firm is committed to $5 million over five years to help combat systemic racism and support disadvantaged communities. Additionally, the firm’s efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus certification, administered by The Diversity Lab, and by local, national and global publications and organizations, including Chambers and Partners. The 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. With approximately 140 Texas attorneys in Austin, dallasand HoustonGreenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal and government communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to meet their interdisciplinary legal needs statewide using the firm’s global platform. The Texas lawyers are experienced in sectors key to the future of the state, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare , hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transport, video games and electronic sports.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has over 2,400 lawyers in 43 locations United States, Europe, Latin America, Asiaand the Middle East. The company, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity and volunteerism, reported gross revenue of more than $2 billion for fiscal year 2021. The firm is consistently ranked among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. cabinets. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to office energy consumption. The Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.
Nicole FloresGreenberg Traurig, LLP, 214.665.3649, [email protected]
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