Andrew Zausner, most recently the Chair of Dickstein Shapiro’s Public Policy & Law Practice, will join the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Government Law and Policy Practice. He will join with 12 others from Dickstein Shapiro, including former Senator Tim Hutchinson, former Representative Pete Hoekstra, former Representative Albert R. Wynn, and Rob Mangas, former Chief of Staff to Senator Wendell Ford.
“Our focus is on delivering comprehensive solutions and real value to clients. That means effective representation in transactions, in litigation and through federal and state legislative processes. Our clients want further support in Washington, D.C. and we have made careful selections to build on our base of excellence, adding close to 40 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C. during the past 12 months. These are patient choices to increase our strategic momentum in this critical market, not big mergers or vereins that would challenge our culture and finances,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.
“To a person, these first-class individuals stand for character, integrity and substance, and will advance the interests of a broad range of our clients. When it comes to the governmental arena, our strength is not just in Washington, but as a top-tier player in what many of our clients consider the four key state capitals: California, Florida, New York, and Texas.”
“The world has changed,” said Zausner. “Clients want the kind of broad yet unified and efficient presence that Greenberg Traurig can uniquely deliver. We were also drawn to the opportunity to build upon the fine platform here at a time when disciplined management, independent thinking, and real value are increasingly hard to find.”
Close to 40 attorneys and lobbyists have joined Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office in the past 12 months. While the firm has identified the region as an important growth priority, Greenberg Traurig already maintains a strong presence in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, with more than 140 attorneys in the region, and approximately 1800 attorneys in a total of 29 markets in the U.S. as well as seven locations in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Elsewhere, the firm continues to attract top-level teams and individuals as part of its strategy to grow and bolster key areas of practice important to clients addressing the impact of global market issues, whether locally, regionally or internationally.
Zausner, as a partner at Dickstein Shapiro and head of that firm’s Public Policy & Law Practice, focused on the firm’s legislative activities. He has served as counsel on a myriad of legislative issues, with a focus on those that relate to energy, natural resources, consumer products, healthcare, real estate, and international relations.