2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Smart and pleasant colleagues.”
“Work-life balance and flexible scheduling.”
“High level of responsibility.”
“Black-box compensation structure.”
“Not a ton of perks.”
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP counts among its clients some of the biggest names in information technology, energy, entertainment, telecommunications, real estate, financial services, and health care. With over two dozen offices worldwide, an exceptionally broad practice scope, and household names for clients, it ranks as one of the nation’s largest firms.
Greenberg Traurig traces its roots to 1967, when three Miami attorneys established a practice modeled on New York’s boutique transactional firms. Mel Greenberg was the firm’s first chief executive officer; University of Miami grad Robert Traurig became a power player among southern Florida’s real estate firms, builders, and developers; and early name partner Larry Hoffman went on to become the firm’s CEO in the ’90s. Under Hoffman’s leadership, the firm began significant expansion around the U.S. Greenberg Traurig continued to grow through the late 1990s and early 2000s, both through organic expansion and strategic acquisitions of other firms. Today, the firm boasts 30 offices around the U.S. and 10 international locations.
From Construction to Ball Games
Although it’s grown significantly since its early days, there are still traces of Greenberg Traurig’s history in its modern practice. The firm continues to hold sway in the real estate market, and its influence is felt far beyond Miami—it has gained traction in Manhattan real estate circles, working on some of the city’s largest deals. The firm’s real estate department is armed with more than 400 lawyers who work with clients across the world. The firm’s experience spans all facets of the industry, including construction, finance, hospitality, land development and land use, leasing, litigation matters, REITs, tax, and more.
The firm is also known for its Entertainment & Media practice and has ranked among the top 10 firms in Vault’s inaugural Media, Entertainment, & Sports ranking. The firm’s lawyers work across practices, serving clients needs in financing, IP counseling, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, regulatory issues, tax, trusts and estates, and more. Among the firm’s specialties are sports facilities and entertainment venues, sports law, and video games and esports.
Choose Your Track
Greenberg Traurig offers an alternative to the typical law firm associate path through its practice group attorney position. Practice group attorneys are full-time hires who receive benefits but are not on the shareholder track. The position is not limited by level. And the position is fluid—if a lawyer decides they want to transition from a practice group attorney to get back on the partnership track, they can.
News & Awards
Greenberg Traurig was featured in Reuters in a piece titled “Greenberg Traurig Commits $5 Million in Latest Big Law Pledge on Racial Justice.” The firm launched initiatives within its Social, Racial, and Economic Justice Action Plan.
The firm was the focus of an article by The American Lawyer titled “Microsoft Names Winning Firms in Legal Innovation Challenge.” The firm is on a team selected for the innovative program.
Greenberg Traurig was among BTI Consulting’s “43 Law Firms Clients Say are Winning in the COVID-19 World.” The firm is among those responding well to pandemic.
Two of the firm’s lawyers were mentioned in Latin Lawyer’s article “Latin Lawyer announces Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award.” The firm was honored for pro bono work in Mexico.
- No. 1 for number of attorneys listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2021
- Score of 100% on Corporate Equality Index, 2017-2018, 2020—Human Rights Campaign Foundation
- Diversity, Women’s & LGBT Scorecards: No. 1, Number of African American Partners, Number of African American Attorneys Overall, and Number of Hispanic American/Latino Attorneys Overall; No. 2, Number of Hispanic American/Latino Partners Overall and Number of LGBT Partners Overall; No. 4, Number of Minority Attorneys Overall; No. 5, Number of Asian American Partners Overall; No. 6, Number of Female Partners Overall—2020—The American Lawyer/National Law Journal
- Pro Bono Program of the Year, 2019—Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Latin America
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
Phone: (212) 801-9200
CEO and Managing Partner: Brian L. Duffy
Co-President and Hiring Partner: Brad Kaufman
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
2K - 2.5K
No. of Partners Named 2020:
1st year: $130,000-$190,000*
*Salaries vary by geographic market.
See the firm's website for hiring contacts.
No. of U.S. Offices: 30
No. of International Offices: 10
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Tysons Corner, VA
West Palm Beach, FL
White Plains, NY
Banking & Financial Services
Energy & Natural Resources
Entertainment & Media
Government Law & Policy; Government Contracts
Health Care & FDA Practice
Immigration & Compliance
Intellectual Property & Technology; Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity
Labor & Employment
Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Tax & Private Wealth Services
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.