Nikki Lewis Simon: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nikki Lewis Simon

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Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0567

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0567
Fax: 305.961.5567
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Nikki-Lewis-Simon
 
University Florida A & M University, B.A., Journalism, cum laude, 1994 Reporter, The FAMUAN; DJ, WANM 90.5 FM The Voice of Florida A&M University; Member, Moot Court Board
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999; Member, University of Miami Law Review
 
Admitted1999, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•fellow, Florida Bar Leadership Academy, South Branch, 2013-2014

•Participant, Leadership Broward, Class XXXII

•Member, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation Sections

•Member, National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section

•Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

•Member, The Florida Bar, Federal Court Practice Committee

•Member, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Standing Black History Month Committee

•Board Member, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association

•Liaison, Women's Initiative, Greenberg Traurig (Miami)

•Steering Committee, 2011 Women's Business Forum (Chicago)

•Steering Committee, 2012 Women's Business Forum (South Florida)

•Member, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter NBA

•Member, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association

•Charter Member, South Broward Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

•Board of Directors, Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, 2011-2012

•Co-Career Development Liaison, Greenberg Traurig (Miami), Associate Development Program, 2010-2012

•Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital, 2009-2011

•Secretary and Board Member, The Fountain of New Life, 2007-2011

 
BornWashington, D.C., May 15, 1972
 
Biography

Nikki Lewis Simon serves as the firm's Director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of this evolving role, Nikki works to strategically align the firm's diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives with client needs thereby serving as an integral component of the business development function on a global scale, as well as to expand the current efforts of the firm's diversity initiatives in collaboration with cross-firm stakeholders, among other things. Prior to joining the business side of the firm, Nikki represented her cross-industry clients' business objectives by protecting their capital, whether human, intellectual or financial, against claims of wrongdoing in complex commercial litigation matters that span the full panoply of issues targeting businesses' corporate character and brand, like claims for discrimination, defamation, fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence and malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, securities law violations and wrongful death.

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, aLaw360Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013

•Listed, Florida Trendmagazine, Legal Elite, 2012

•Selected,Legacy Miamimagazine andMiami Herald Legacy Legal Leader, 2012

•Winner,Profiles in Diversity Journal, Women Worth Watching Award, 2012

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Quoted, Legal Business Development: A Plan with Courage and Faith, In Black and White Blog, October 18, 2011

•Quoted, Diversity - Law Firms Promoting Minorities, But Not Enough for Some,Daily Business Review, April 22, 2009

Lectures

•Panelist, Women in Leadership Breakfast: Link, Leverage, Lead, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Miami Chapter, Miami, FL, April 2012

•Co-Presenter, Friend Me... or Better Not: The Judiciary's Dilemma with Social Media and the Right to a Fair Trial, Client Presentation, Oak Brook, IL, March 2012

•Panelist, Corporate Restructuring: Is Anyone Recession Proof? National Bar Association, Miami, FL, February 2012

•Speaker, My Life as a Lawyer, Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011

•Faculty Leader, Navigating the Politics of Law Firm Life, Corporate Leadership Forum Academy, NBA, Baltimore, MD, August 2011

•Presenter, How Building a Book of Business is Power, GT's Miami Office Women's Initiative Quarterly Meeting, Miami, FL, July 2011

•Co-Presenter, Social Media in the Workplace, Friend or Foe?, Client Presentation, Juno Beach, FL, June 2011

•Panelist, Networking and Business Development: A Few of Your Most Favorite Things, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, New York, NY, November 2010

•Co-Presenter, Capitalizing on Your Strengths & Differences, South Florida BLSA Summit, Coral Gables, FL, November 2010

•Panelist, Climbing the Ladder of Success in Stilettos, The Fountain of Pembroke Pines, Inc., Pembroke Pines, FL, September 2009

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

05.20.14 Greenberg Traurig's Nikki Lewis Simon and Jonathan M. Perry Named to 'Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014'

05.23.13 Greenberg Traurig Litigation Attorney Nikki Lewis Simon Accepted to The Florida Bar Leadership Academy Training Program

08.23.12 Greenberg Traurig's Nikki Lewis Simon Named One of South Florida's 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business by Legacy magazine

07.20.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine

04.19.12 Kim M. Keenan of NAACP Honored with Diana P. Scott Integrity In Action Award at the 2012 Greenberg Traurig Women's Business Forum

04.09.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nikki Lewis Simon Served as Panelist at National Coalition of 100 Black Women in Leadership Breakfast

12.23.11 Greenberg Traurig's Labor and Employment Practice Recognized Among Law360's Employment Groups of the Year

10.04.11 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nikki Lewis Simon Named One Of Profiles in Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching

11.02.09 Greenberg Traurig Attorney Nikki Lewis Simon Named to Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees

01.06.09 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders: Class of 2009 Reflects Firm's Diversified Platform

Alerts

05.04.12 Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions: EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance and Best Practices

 
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Office Information

Nikki Lewis Simon

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131




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