SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

March 27, 2007 09:00 ET

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Selected as Young Global Leader

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Patricia Menendez Cambo, chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Practice Group, has been honored as a 2007 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world.

The prestigious annual distinction recognized 250 exceptional individuals for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to society and their potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Ms. Menendez Cambo was the only Cuban-American selected by the World Economic Forum in 2007. The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland was held January 23-28.

Drawn from a pool of over 4,000 candidates, the Young Global Leaders nominated in 2007 have been chosen by a selection committee of 34 eminent international media leaders, including Marjorie Scardino, Chief Executive, Pearson, United Kingdom; Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times, USA; Tom Glocer, Chief Executive Officer, Reuters, United Kingdom; and Hisashi Hieda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Television Network, Japan. The committee is chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Young Global Leaders 2007 include 125 business leaders, as well as leaders from governments, academia, media and society at large from nearly 70 countries. The new class represents all regions, including nominees from East Asia (50), Europe (50), Middle East and North Africa (25), North America (50), South Asia (30), sub-Saharan Africa (20) and Latin America (25). The current community of 416 Young Global Leaders represents 90 countries and includes Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google; Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia; Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation; Daniela Mercury, Singer, Brazil; and Michelle Guthrie, Chief Executive Officer, Star Group.

Established in 2004 by Professor Klaus Schwab, The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of the world's most extraordinary young leaders who dedicate a part of their time to jointly address global challenges and who are committed to devote part of their knowledge and energy to collectively work towards a better future. Together, they engage in the 2030 Initiative, a comprehensive endeavor to understand current and future trends, risks and opportunities both at global and regional levels, formulate a positive vision for the world in 2030 and put forward concrete strategies and workstreams to translate their vision into action.

Ms. Menendez Cambo was recently recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States" and one of the "40 under 40" attorneys by The National Law Journal, the only lawyer selected by the publication whose practice is focused on Latin America. She has been consistently recognized by other leading legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers in the world, Best Lawyers in America (Mergers & Acquisitions), and the Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers. She is also a board member of the Council of the Americas and a trustee of the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR). Ms. Menendez Cambo is a committee member for the University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

Greenberg Traurig's Global Practice Group attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their respective geographic regions by The National Law Journal, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, Corporate Board Member magazine, The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, Latin Lawyer magazine, and a number of regional and local professional publications. She is the mother of four children.

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