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Sponsor Spotlight: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Since 1999, Greenberg Traurig, LLP has sponsored more than 200 Equal Justice Works Fellows.

Greenberg Traurig is the largest sponsor of Equal Justice Works Fellows. With its 2023 Fellowship class, Greenberg Traurig will sponsor its 200th and 201st Fellow since 1999.


Through its Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, Greenberg Traurig has contributed more than $14.5 million to the Fellowship program. These Fellows have provided more than 680,000 attorney hours on behalf of underrepresented populations in more than 50 cities and over 120 legal services organizations across the country, launching the public interest law careers of more lawyers than any other law firm sponsor to date.

Our Equal Justice Works Fellows, many who have been co-sponsored with valued clients or community organizations over the years, expand our firm’s platform and ability to make an impact well-beyond our own footprint.

Ernest LaMont Greer /
Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Board Member, Equal Justice Works

/ Fellows in Action

2021 Fellow Joey Carrillo Provides Legal Services for LGBTQ+ Survivors of Domestic Violence

2021 Equal Justice Works Fellow Joey Carrillo discusses his work providing identity-affirming legal services for LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence. Joey is hosted by Legal Aid Chicago, and his work is made possible through the support of Discover Financial Services and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Reproductive Rights Discussion with Hillary Schneller and Ndome Essoka

2012 Fellow Hillary Schneller and 2021 Fellow Ndome Essoka discuss their work advocating for reproductive rights and maternal healthcare for the 2022 Scales of Justice event. Hillary's project was sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Ndome's Fellowship is made possible through the support of Covington & Burling LLP and Merck & Co., Inc.

My Impact: Max Tipping, Community Spring

Former National Advisory Committee Member and practicing public interest attorney Kaile Bennett spoke with Max Tipping, a 2015 Fellow cosponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Max currently works as the policy director at Community Spring, an organization he cofounded.

My Impact: Darlene Hemerka, Public Interest Law Center

In honor of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy Brooke Meckler spoke with Darlene Hemerka, a 2017 Fellow sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Darlene currently works as a staff attorney at the Legal Clinic for the Disabled.

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Leonard Cabral

Host: Central Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Florida Bar Foundation

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MJ Smith

Host: Network for Victim Recovery of DC

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Current Fellow

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Kwame Akosah

Host: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Ottinger Family Foundation

Beth Karpiak

Host: Equip for Equality

Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Walgreen Company