SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig LLP

June 23, 2006 12:40 ET

Greenberg Traurig Attorney Elected to Board of South Florida Banking Institute

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 23, 2006 -- Carl A. Fornaris, a shareholder with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, was recently elected to serve a one-year term on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Banking Institute. Fornaris is a co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's National Financial Institutions Practice and is ranked in the area of Banking & Finance in Florida in the 2006-2007 edition of Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world.

The South Florida Banking Institute is a professional organization that serves as a resource for bankers seeking to expand their knowledge and capabilities by providing high-quality research, products and services.

"This is a singular achievement for Carl, who has established himself as a leader in the banking and finance industry," said Matt Gorson, the firm's national operating shareholder and managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Miami office. "His strong relationships with financial institutions, premier client list and vast experience has served him well at Greenberg Traurig and will make him an invaluable resource for the South Florida Banking Institute."

Fornaris previously served as director and head of legal and compliance for the Latin American Regional Office of Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital, the bank's investment banking division, where he was responsible for managing legal and compliance matters related to Barclay's Latin America business generally and its Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and Venezuela offices.

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