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Good In Practice
29 minutes | 4 days ago
The Right Place at the Right Time: Reuniting South Sudan Refugees
In this episode, we talk with Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Nicole Goodwin and Kristen Ng along with Associate John A. Shumate about being in the right place at the right time to help a family who had fled from war-torn South Sudan. When Malith Chan fled from Sudan and came to the United States, he had to leave behind his 13- year-old orphan brother, Makulang. When Malith crossed paths with Goodwin and she heard his story, she rose to action to help reunite Makulang with his older brother in the United States. Malith joins the podcast and details the amazing journey that shows us how pro bono opportunities and opportunities to do good are everywhere.
26 minutes | 18 days ago
Committed to Community: Non- profit Transactional Work
In this episode, we talk with Greenberg Traurig Chicago office Associate LaQuenta C. Rudison about her transactional non-profit work. Rudison discusses growing up in south Chicago, how that helped shape her pro bono practice, and what led her to commit to work for and with the community that she used to call home.
43 minutes | a month ago
Courageous Conversation: Taking Action on Criminal Justice Reform
This episode features the President/CEO of Unincarcerated Minds, Inc. Bobby Harris; Greenberg Traurig Government Law & Policy Shareholder Karen M. Kennard; and Caroline Heller who discuss the social issue of criminal justice reform as it relates to wrongful convictions and rehabilitation of the incarcerated. Moderated by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer Nikki Lewis Simon, the group discusses ideas for tangible actions that can be taken through legal pro bono work and more to create lasting impact.
22 minutes | a month ago
Committed to Community: East Harlem Tutorial Program (Pt. 2)
In the final episode of this two-part series, Heller continues her conversation with East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) CEO Jeff Ginsburg and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Real Estate Practice Stephen L. Rabinowitz. Ginsburg and Rabinowitz detail what it has been like working together to support the East Harlem community, the importance of understanding and serving the communities in which we live, and how critical the GT-EHTP partnership has been for the organization and the community at large.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Committed to Community: East Harlem Tutorial Program (Pt.1)
In this episode, Host Caroline Heller is joined by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) CEO Jeff Ginsburg and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Real Estate Practice Stephen L. Rabinowitz. The first in a two-part interview, Ginsburg details how the local organization supports its community in East Harlem and Rabinowitz shares his involvement in the organization and how Greenberg Traurig supports EHTP’s growth.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Lobbying For a Cause
In this episode of Good in Practice, Host Caroline Heller is joined by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Elisabeth Ross Hadley and Senior Director Agustin G. Corbella. Hadley and Corbella share how lobbyists can offer unique insight in pro bono cases, their work with the Tahirih Justice Center, and how they helped end the practice of child marriage in Texas and Florida.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Giving Back: Pro Bono & In-House Counsel
In episode 8 of Good in Practice, Host Caroline Heller is joined by Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer Eric Grossman. The episode highlights the importance of pro bono to Morgan Stanley, its internal program and who they serve, as well as why Grossman is a champion for pro bono.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Pro Bono & Its Importance, A View From Legal Leaders
In this episode, Caroline speaks with Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Brian Duffy and its Co-Presidents Brad Kaufman and Ernest Greer. The four discuss the critical role pro bono plays in times of crisis, especially in light of COVID-19; personal experiences that drive Brian, Brad, and Ernest to prioritize pro bono at the firm; Greenberg Traurig’s collaboration with clients and the community on pro bono work; and why these firm leaders focus on “doing well by doing good.”
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Wellspring Living & its Work to Help Survivors of Human Trafficking
In this episode, Heller is joined by Wellspring Living’s Founder and Executive Director, Mary Francis Bowley, and colleagues from the firm’s Atlanta office, Associate Christopher Walker, who has provided pro bono work for Wellspring Living, and Marketing Director August Trammell, who is a current board member of the organization. The episode delves into how Wellspring Living came to be; the needs it addresses of those who are survivors of sexual abuse, trafficking, and exploitation; and how Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office not only supports the organization but helps individual women in its programs. Atlanta’s Managing Shareholder Ted Blum also joins to share some insight as to how and why Wellspring Living is so important to Greenberg Traurig, including its partnership with Wellspring’s Women’s Academy.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
5 A Year in Review: Pro Bono Work in 2020
In episode 5 of Good in Practice, host Caroline J. Heller takes a look back at 2020 and describes Greenberg Traurig’s pro bono efforts amid a difficult year. Specifically, Heller highlights the recipients of the firm’s pro bono awards and their impactful work in 2020.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Pro Bono & Its Impact in Mexico City
In episode 4 of Good in Practice, Host Caroline J. Heller is joined by Elba B. Gutiérrez, Greenberg Traurig associate and the pro bono coordinator in the firm’s Mexico City office. Their conversation highlights the differences between pro bono work in the U.S. and Mexico, the impact the firm has made through pro bono work, and how the office partners with local organizations and other law firms to continue to support the community.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Injustice (Pt. 3)
In episode 3, the Greenberg Traurig shareholders who led the firm’s team representing Theophalis Wilson, Kelly Dobbs Bunting and Brian T. Feeney, return as guests. Host Caroline J. Heller, Bunting, Feeney, and Wilson discuss the challenges they faced, what eventually led to a break in their case, and reflect on the day Wilson was eventually exonerated, Jan. 21, 2020. The three-part “Perfect Storm” tells the story of Theophalis Wilson who was wrongfully-convicted and incarcerated for 28 years before being fully exonerated in January 2020. Greenberg Traurig represented Wilson in his fight for innocence alongside the non-profit public interest law firm Phillips Black.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Injustice (Pt. 2)
Episode two, “A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Injustice (Pt 2),” picks up where episode one left off – Theophalis “Bilaal” Wilson was wrongfully-convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The second part of a three-part interview, Host Caroline Heller and Bilaal talk about what life was like during his 28-years in prison, how he maintained his innocence, and what led to meeting Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Kelly Dobbs Bunting and Brian T. Feeney, who also join as guests on this episode.
20 minutes | 7 months ago
The 'Perfect Storm' of Injustice (pt. 1)
Episode one, “A ‘Perfect Storm’ of Injustice,” features Theophalis Wilson, who goes by Bilaal, a wrongfully-convicted man who was incarcerated for 28 years before being fully exonerated in January 2020. In the first of a three-part interview, Host Caroline Heller and Bilaal discuss his life before being convicted and the events that led him to be sentenced to life without parole.
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