SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig

July 11, 2007 12:31 ET

Greenberg Traurig Attorney Nikki Simon Elected to the Board of Directors of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Greenberg Traurig Attorney Nikki Simon has been elected to the board of directors of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association.

"We are delighted that Nikki has been elected to join the leadership of an organization that is committed to promoting diversity. I am proud of her achievement and association with such a group," said Hilarie Bass, Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice.

Simon is one of more than 500 attorneys within the firm's Litigation Practice. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters and public access cases. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. in journalism from Florida A&M University.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1,700 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.

The firm is the only AmLaw 100 firm with an Hispanic or African-American president or CEO and holds a no. 1 ranking for the highest number of minority partners and a no. 3 ranking for the highest number of African American Attorneys from The Minority Law Journal's 2007 Diversity Scorecard.

The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, formerly known as the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Miami-Dade County Chapter, was formed in 1985. The organization seeks to promote diversity in the legal profession, end discriminatory practices toward women and minorities, advocate for minority law students and facilitate the development of its members. In 2005, the name was changed to honor Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry who was the first black woman lawyer to practice in Miami-Dade County as well as the first black woman to serve in the Florida legislature.

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