2022 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The flexibility my job offers.”
“The people and their commitment to your success.”
“Complex work, national clients, significant transactions.”
“Black box compensation.”
“Inability to unplug.”
“Lack of transparency regarding partnership track.”
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 three 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 the firm has 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 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.
We continue to hire entry level and experienced attorneys during these unprecedented times, with emphasis on practices where clients’ needs are highest at this point in the economic cycle.
News & Awards
- Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified, 2020—The Diversity Lab
- Most attorneys listed, 2008-2021—Best Lawyers in America
- Most Active Contracts Law Firm Representing Defendants, Law Firms Activity Report, 2021—Lex Machina
- Top Tier Law Firm, Real Estate, 2013-2021—Legal 500 U.S.
- Ranked in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, and Large Deals ($1 BN+), 2021—Legal 500 U.S.
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 (2021):
2K - 2.5K
No. of Partners Named 2021:
1st year: Salaries vary by geographic market.
Summer Associate: Pro-rated based on prevailing local market rate for a first-year associate.
See www.gtlaw.com 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
Wilmington, DE | Amsterdam
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.