Richard A. Rosenbaum

Chief Executive Officer
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.9320
Fax: 212.801.6400
University State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1975
Law SchoolSt. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Admitted1983, New York; 1985, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association


Richard A. Rosenbaum is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm of approximately 1800 lawyers and 37 offices around the globe, including 29 U.S. locations. Richard joined the firm in 1985 as its 90th lawyer, and just as he has been a leader in its spectacular growth across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, navigating the changing times in which we live, he has been fiercely devoted to serving the firm's clients, lawyers and staff, and the communities in which they live and work.

Richard's personal practice has been diverse over the years: across the country and around the globe; representing clients ranging from wealthy individuals to emerging companies to the largest companies in the world; and developing expertise in areas that include real estate, entertainment, media, technology, investment and finance. Whether it is leading and managing the firm and its nearly 2000 lawyers or serving the firm's clients, Richard's focus remains the same: delivering business results which exceed expectations with an extraordinary sense of urgency, efficiency and excellence, while at the same time evidencing old school values of ethics, loyalty, family and personal accountability which create long term relationships and lasting trust across the decades.

Even before becoming the firm's CEO, Richard understood that the most important tasks of that role in a professional services organization would be to preserve and enhance the consistently high quality and the collaborative, respectful and empowering culture of the firm. He is, therefore, particularly proud of his work in founding and developing the firm's renowned Commitment to Excellence program years ago, a wide-ranging program which ensures that these values would be and remain core aspects of the firm's global brand.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2005-2015
•Listed, The National Law Journal, Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers, Strategist & Driver, 2014
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013
•Honored, Man of the Year Award, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 2012
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2012
•Recipient, South Florida Business Leader magazine Business Leader of the Year, Legal Category, 2011
•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
•Honoree, For excellence in Real Estate, Police Athletic League's 5th Annual Building New York's Future Luncheon, September 2010
•Listed, Avenue magazine, Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, April 2010
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2010
•Listed, Who's Who in American Law, 2005-2006
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Expands Mexican Operation, The Global Legal Post, January 20, 2015
•Quoted, Two Shareholders Added to Mexico City Office of Greenberg Traurig, JD Journal, January 20, 2015
•Featured Interview, Excellence and Value: An Interview with Richard A. Rosenbaum, Leaders Magazine, Volume 37, Number 4, Fall 2014
•Author, Alternative Career Tracks Are Innovative and Necessary, New York Law Journal, April 21, 2014
•Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Says Secret Is More Partners, Not Fewer, Law360, March 24, 2014
•Author, A Firm Leader's Guide to Survival of the Biggest, The National Law Journal, February 24, 2014
•Co-Author, How 'Big Law' Can Reinvigorate the Practice of Law, Law Practice Today, December 2013
•Featured, Legal Business Trailblazers and Pioneers: Strategists and Drivers, The National Law Journal, December 16, 2013
•Quoted, Calling All Unemployed Law Grads: Greenberg is Hiring, The American Lawyer, October 21, 2013
•Featured Interview, Delivering Elite Practices and Real Value, Leaders Magazine, Volume 36, Number 4, Fall 2013
•Featured Interview, The ATL Interrogatories: 10 Questions with Richard Rosenbaum from Greenberg Traurig, Above The Law, August 14, 2013
•Author, Letter to the Editor: On the Future of Big Law, The American Lawyer, August 2, 2013
•Featured Interview, Putting Culture and Relationships First, Leaders Magazine, Volume 35, Number 4, Fall 2012
•Featured Interview, Independent Thinkers, Leaders Magazine, Volume 34, Number 4, October 2011

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

02.12.15 Greenberg Traurig is Among the Top 10 Law Firms Serving as Home to the 2015 BTI Client Service All-Stars with Five Shareholders Listed

02.04.15 Morgan Stanley, Greenberg Traurig to Host Out Leadership LGBT Summits

01.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Mexico City Office with Prominent Team of Lawyers

01.05.15 Greenberg Traurig Announces Tokyo Office, Expanding Asia Practice

10.29.14 Greenberg Traurig Expands Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice, Adds Fred E. Karlinsky as Practice Co-Chair and Richard J. Fidei as Shareholder

10.27.14 Adam Rooney to join Greenberg Traurig in London

10.23.14 Honorable Senate President pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg to Join Greenberg Traurig

10.14.14 Pierre Brochet to Join Greenberg Traurig's London Office

09.25.14 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year - International Counsel in Latin America' at 2014 Chambers And Partners Latin America Awards for Excellence

09.03.14 Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Finance Practice with Susan E.D. Neuberg and Ryan C. Craig

Published Articles

04.21.14 Alternative Career Tracks Are Innovative and Necessary

04.03.14 Move a firm from 'normal' to 'better' by focusing on clients, getting creative with lawyer training

02.24.14 A Firm Leader's Guide to Survival of the Biggest

12.30.13 How 'Big Law' Can Reinvigorate the Practice of Law

10.01.13 Delivering Elite Practices and Real Value

10.05.12 Putting Culture and Relationships First

10.18.10 Putting Clients and Culture First is Always Good Business

05.01.06 A Profession IN CRISIS?

04.18.05 Reacting to change is a necessity


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Richard A. Rosenbaum

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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