Posted Oct 06, 2011 04:45 pm CDT
Greenberg Traurig has opened an office in Mexico City, its first in either Central America or South America, signaling an intention to expand the Latin American practice of the nearly 2,000-attorney firm, which was founded in Miami.
Luis Rubio Barnetche, who previously was the managing partner of the Mexico City law firm Rubio Villegas & Asociados, will serve as the managing partner of the new Greenberg Traurig office. It will have around 20 attorneys by early 2012, Greenberg Traurig announced in a press release yesterday.
“We are one firm, balanced, stable, effective and collaborative, which deeply values its uniquely empowering, respectful and fair culture. Our intense focus on preserving those attributes while strengthening our unmatched U.S. platform, our long standing and highly regarded practice in the Americas and our growing presence in the key business centers of Europe and Asia, has now led us into Mexico,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the firm’s chief executive officer, in the release.
“With an emphasis on cross-border work, the attorneys in the new Mexico City office will play an integral role in Greenberg Traurig’s Latin America practice, as well as the firm’s broader global practice. These are our friends who are already well known to our clients, with an established business base, and so this move is a natural evolution for us.”