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I am a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  I lead the labor & employment practice group in our Phoenix and Las Vegas offices.  Greenberg Traurig is an international full-service firm with approximately 2000 lawyers in almost 40 offices throughout the US and abroad, capable of handling the widest range of legal issues for a client base that stretches from small local businesses, to governmental entities, and up to large multinational clients. More than half of our Phoenix attorneys are recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, myself included, year in and year out, in a broad spectrum of areas of expertise.


Domestically, I advise private and public sectors clients in a broad range of industries on matters involving wage and hour compliance, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination/harassment, workplace investigations, unfair competition & trade secrets, breach of contract, labor relations and workplace safety. As aprt of our international practice, I participate in legal compliance audits and preventive training, and draft employment policies and domestic and foreign employment and consultancy agreements. 


I do not represent individual employees in legal disputes with their employers because of conflict issues.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
  2. International Law: 30%


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Contact info

Greenberg Traurig

2375 East Camelback Road
Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ, 85016


AZActive 200107/05/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPhoenix Magazine Top Lawyers for 20152015
Southwest Super Lawyer-EmploymentSuperLawyers2015
Management Labour & Employment Law 2015Who's Who Legal2015
Recommended AttorneyThe Legal 500 United States, 2014 Edition2014
Best Lawyer, Labor Law- ManagementBest Lawyers in America2014
Southwest Super Lawyer (Labor & Employment-Arizona)Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyer (Employment and Labor)Ranking Arizona -- AZ Business Magazine2012
Southwest Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor-Arizona)Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Best Lawyer (Employment - Labor)Ranking Arizona-AZ Business2011
Best Lawyer (Employment - Labor)Ranking Arizona-AZ Business2010
Best Lawyers in Arizona (Employment-Labor)Ranking Arizona-AZ Business2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder and Practice Group LeadGreenberg Traurig, LLP (Phoenix, Az)2013 - Present
ShareholderLittler2002 - 2013
AttorneySquire Patton Boggs (then Squire Sanders & Dempsey)2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillcrest AcademyBoard Member2013 - 2015
International Charter School of ArizonaCorporate Secretary and Charter Holder2009 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Iontchev v. AAA Cab, Inc., 2015 WL 1345275 (D. Ariz. Mar. 18, 2015)Verdict in favor of Defendants
Taylor et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10207 (D. Ariz. Jan. 27, 2012)Summary Judgment in Employer's Favor
Bamonte et al v. City of Mesa, 598 F.3d 1217 (9th Cir. 2010)Summary Judgment upheld on appeal for the City
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Arizona College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Diane Rehm ShowHow will 2016 shape Arizona, jobwise?2016
AzSHRM Legislative ConferenceWhat the NLRB has in store for 20152015
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice SectionGlobal Trends in Executive Compensation2015
London April 2014 AIJA Labour and IP-IT Commissions Joint Seminar on Social MediaSocial Media in the Workplace & Employer's Rights2014
SCMA Employment Mediation Institute, Century City, CASuccessfully Mediating Wage & Hour Dispute; It's about time and money...2013
Game, Set & Match : How to play and win in employment disputes; AIJA Helsinki, Finland Mid-Year ConferenceWhen David Becomes Goliath: the international rise of class an collective action processes in employment cases2013
AZSHRM 2013 State ConferenceWage & Hour Law Update2013
Hot Issues In International Employment LawData Protection Issues: How far can my client go to protect itself?2012
Global HR News Phoenix Metro ConferenceGlobal HR Law 2012 Update2012
AAAA 2012 Annual ConferenceWal-Mart v. Dukes: The Future of Class Actions2012
17th Employment Law and Legislative ConferenceWage & Hour Law2012
State Bar of Arizona; Nuts & Bolts of Employment LawBasics of Wage and Hour Law2011
Littler's 2nd Annual Arizona Public Employer ConferenceWage and Hour Issues for Arizona Public Employers2011
2011 CW Risk ForumThe Wide World of Contingent Workforce Risk2011
16th Annual Employment and Legislative ConferenceProper Use of Independent Contractors2011
HFTP Annual Convention-San Diego, CAThe Times They Are A Changin’ Labor & Employment Law Challenges on the Road to Recovery2010
AZ SHRM Annual Conference-WorkshopHR 101; Employment Issues for Small Businesses2010
AZ SHRM Annual ConferenceWhat Arizona Employers Need To Know About Labor Law2010
ABA-SIL Annual Fall Meeting-Paris, FranceSocial Media in the Global Workplace2010
15th Annual Employment and Legislative ConferenceTop 10 for 20102010
EMA Monthly Meeting/Employment Law UpdateLatest Legal Decisions Affecting Arizona Employers2007