WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — International regulation agency Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Matthew L. Kanna as a shareholder and Friederike S. Görgens as of counsel in its Washington, D.C. workplace, increasing the agency’s dynamic International Trade Practice.
Kanna and Görgens frequently signify U.S. home trade entities, international producers, and international governments in commerce treatment and customs proceedings – areas which might be high of thoughts for a lot of purchasers – and that complement different facets of Greenberg Traurig’s commerce follow, together with compliance with home and world sanctions and international funding restrictions.
Kanna has in depth expertise combining particular actions earlier than particular person U.S. authorities companies to maximise disruption in purchasers’ opponents’ provide chains. He has defended towards related authorized assaults for purchasers’ personal provide chains.
Görgens brings to Greenberg Traurig her German-American commerce follow, which focuses on counseling German corporations in maximizing their alternatives within the U.S. market whereas navigating commerce boundaries, market entry points, and turning commerce disruption right into a aggressive benefit.
“Step-by-step we’re making additions to proceed to construct on premier practices that dominate a sector or market. We’re lucky that these skilled Commerce attorneys have discovered a brand new residence at Greenberg Traurig,” mentioned Ernest L. Greer, Greenberg Traurig co-president and chairman of its Washington, D.C. workplace. “Significantly vital for our purchasers is the synergy between Matt and Friederike’s expertise and our increasing multidisciplinary group of attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in Washington, D.C.”
Kanna most lately ran his personal agency. Each Kanna and Görgens beforehand had been members of the worldwide commerce group at Arent Fox.
“As a part of their sturdy and spectacular expertise, these attorneys are world gamers in commerce treatment proceedings. As a result of worldwide commerce continues to be a vital space for a lot of agency purchasers, and a spotlight of the Biden administration, the addition of Matt and Friederike is a key step in persevering with to develop this providing right here in Washington, D.C., and throughout the globe,” mentioned Pamela Marple, a longtime Washington, D.C. litigator and the workplace’s Administrative Shareholder.
“When the expertise and platform are there, purchasers could be assured that their authorized wants will probably be addressed irrespective of the place their enterprise takes them. Greenberg Traurig’s world platform is a vital useful resource for our purchasers and was a key purpose for becoming a member of the agency,” Kanna and Görgens famous in a joint assertion. “As purchasers increase their services throughout the globe, they want a group that features expertise in tax, actual property, industrial litigation, at a really excessive degree, and lots of instances with native market consultants, all delivered seamlessly inside a collaborative tradition. That is Greenberg Traurig.”
Kanna obtained his J.D. from the College of Michigan Regulation Faculty and an M.H.S.A. from the College of Michigan in 2001. He obtained a B.S. from the College of Utah in 1997. He’s admitted to follow within the District of Columbia and the Court docket of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He additionally clerked for Choose Antonio Mario La Pergola of the Cour de justice des Communautés européennes.
Görgens obtained her J.D. from Hofstra College Faculty of Regulation and a B.A. from Trinity School. She is admitted to follow within the District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts, the U.S. Court docket of Worldwide Commerce, and the Court docket of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She’s going to spend time within the agency’s Germany workplace.
Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. workplace has skilled progress this previous yr in a number of disciplines. Since January 2020, the next attorneys and governmental professionals have joined Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. workplace: Smith (Smitty) W. Davis and Rodney P. Frelinghuysen as shareholders within the Authorities Regulation & Coverage Follow; Kyle R. Freeny as shareholder within the White Collar Protection & Particular Investigations Follow; Robert (Bob) Hollingshead as shareholder within the Mental Property & Know-how Follow; Chia-Feng Lu as shareholder, Andrew Tsui as of counsel, and Tyler Scandalios as an affiliate within the Well being Care & FDA Follow; Gary Lombardo as of counsel within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Machine & Well being Care Litigation Follow; Jack T. LeBris Erffmeyer as an affiliate within the Power & Pure Assets Follow; and Christopher O’Brien as an affiliate within the Authorities Contracts Follow.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Worldwide Commerce Follow: Greenberg Traurig helps purchasers promote world commerce and decrease commerce boundaries. The International Trade Practice works all through quite a few international locations on commerce insurance policies, treatments, negotiations, disputes and different industrial points as a part of Greenberg Traurig’s Worldwide Follow. The group is marked by a mix of expertise and perception in strategic commerce consulting and illustration on points regarding the World Commerce Group’s world commerce guidelines. The attorneys supply strategic recommendation to help purchasers in each sustaining and enhancing their competitiveness within the ever-changing world financial system. Members of the group even have expertise within the rising array of worldwide commerce dispute proceedings.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Workplace: Dwelling to a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and governmental affairs professionals, the members of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. workplace assist purchasers of all sizes navigate the federal authorities. The group of attorneys and lobbyists present strategic company, regulatory, and litigation help on Capitol Hill, within the board room and earlier than administrative companies, and federal and state trial and appellate courts. The D.C. workplace’s follow areas embrace governmental affairs; federal procurement and authorities contracts; world commerce and funding; company, securities and monetary providers; well being care and FDA; antitrust; vitality; setting; actual property and hospitality; telecommunications; worldwide arbitration; mental property; public finance; and employment regulation. Greenberg Traurig attracts purchasers from an array of sectors – from federal protection to vitality, telecommunications to well being care – and represents them earlier than the U.S. Congress, federal companies and regulatory our bodies, and your entire U.S. court docket system.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has roughly 2200 attorneys in 40 areas in the USA, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Center East. GT has been acknowledged for its philanthropic giving, range, and innovation, and is constantly among the many largest corporations within the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the many High 20 on the Am Regulation International 100. The agency is internet carbon impartial with respect to its workplace vitality utilization and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Licensed. Internet: www.gtlaw.com
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