Greenberg Traurig's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Ranked by Corporate Control Alert

NEW YORK, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP ranked among the top law firms representing investment banks and financial advisors in M&A transactions during 2011 according to Corporate Control Alert.

Greenberg Traurig's M&A Practice ranked 5th among all law firms representing investment banks and financial advisors in U.S. mergers and acquisitions transactions, with 16 announced transactions, in the 2011 Banker Representations listing published by Corporate Control Alert.  Firms were ranked by the total number of deals having a value of $100 million or more during the period January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.  Greenberg Traurig's M&A practice was credited with several high-profile banker representations, including in Duke Energy's $26 billion acquisition of Progress Energy and Pharmasset's $11 billion sale to Gilead Sciences. 

David Schwartzbaum, Co-Chair of the firm's M&A Steering Committee, commented, "We are delighted with this top ranking, which demonstrates that Greenberg Traurig has become a leading choice of the investment banking and financial advisory community in M&A transactions."

Comprised of more than 350 lawyers in more than 30 offices, Greenberg Traurig's Corporate and Securities/M&A Practice provides advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Greenberg Traurig's practice groups and attorneys have been recognized as No. 1 in their respective geographic regions by The National Law Journal, Chambers & Partners, Corporate Board Member magazine, Latin Lawyer magazine and numerous regional and local professional publications. 

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. In Mexico, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig, S.C., and in the U.K., as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio Santa Maria with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

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