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Miami attorney Hilarie Bass named co-president of Greenberg Traurig global law firm

Miami attorney Hilarie Bass, whose pro bono work on behalf of Martin Gill's two sons helped bring down Florida's gay adoption ban in 2010, has been named co-president of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Bass' promotion is one of several moves announced by the international law firm, which boasts about 1,750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Bass graduated summa cum laude from University of Miami School of Law in 1981.

Here's the complete Greenberg Traurig news release:


NEW YORK (Feb. 06, 2013) -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP announced a leadership plan naming key members of firm management  to expanded roles firm wide and regionally. The announcement is a planned continuation of a generational leadership transition that began in 2010 when Richard A. Rosenbaum was named Chief Executive Officer.

"Change will occur in an orderly manner over several years, we are pleased to have so many talented leaders and performers, not just those with titles.  I am sure this evolving team will be as strong as those that have preceded us and have the same level of friendship, trust and affection among each other as has always defined Greenberg's leadership team since 1967.  That is the tradition we will continue," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the firm's Chief Executive Officer.

"We have never been about titles or politics, and titles do not create leaders. We and others already in place in our regions, offices and practices form a seamless team focused on respecting and serving our clients and lawyers. We work for them, not the reverse."

Rosenbaum, who will remain as Chief Executive Officer, announced the following moves:

  • Larry Hoffman moves to Founding Chair from Chair
  • Cesar L. Alvarez and Matt Gorson move to Co-Chairs from Executive Chair and President, respectively 
  • Hilarie Bass and Brian Duffy become firm Presidents from Global Operating Shareholder and Global Litigation Practice Chair, respectively

Additionally, Rosenbaum said four Vice Presidents were named:

  • Ernest Greer, Managing Shareholder of the firm's Atlanta office
  • Brad Kaufman, Co-Chair of the National Securities Litigation Practice and leader of the firm’s Associate Development Program
  • Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Chair of the Global Practice and Co-Chair of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Practice
  • Keith Shapiro, Chair of the Chicago office and Co-Chair of the Business Reorganization Practice


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