Greenberg Traurig Expands in Washington, D.C.
With Addition of Johnine P. Barnes
August 05, 2011 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP expanded its
Washington, D.C. office with the addition of Johnine P. Barnes as a shareholder in the Labor & Employment
Practice. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Barnes was a partner with Baker Hostetler in Washington, D.C., during
which time she also served as the chair of the District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board.
Barnes assists clients with litigating and defending administrative claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination
on the basis of age, race, sex and disability; wrongful discharge and breach of contract issues; and compliance with
the American With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal and state statutes governing
employment. She has counseled and represented companies, government agencies and associations on labor law
issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as analogous state statutes, collective bargaining, grievance
arbitration and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.
“Johnine is an accomplished lawyer with an impressive record in employment litigation,” said Laura Klaus , co-
managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office.
Barnes joins the more than 100 team members who make up Greenberg Traurig’s international Labor &
“As the Washington office continues to expand, Johnine’s strong background is an excellent addition to our office,”
added Sanford Saunders, also co-managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office.
Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office is home to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and governmental affairs
professionals who help companies navigate the federal government. Work encompasses governmental affairs, global
trade and investment, health and FDA business, litigation, government contracts, antitrust, energy, real estate,
intellectual property and national defense and homeland security. Several of the firm’s Washington, D.C. attorneys
also handle corporate and finance work for clients in these industries.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1,800 attorneys serving clients
from more than 30 offices in the United States, 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 the U.K., the firm operates as
Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio
Santa Maria 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.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Lourdes Brezo-Martinez, 212-801-2131