About Us

Diversity

Greenberg Glusker actively identifies and creates clear and measurable leadership opportunities for women and minorities at all levels, throughout their legal careers with the firm. We consistently strive to increase diversity and promote inclusiveness, and provide opportunities for meaningful responsibilities in developing and managing client relationships and representing clients in courtroom or boardroom assignments.

Greenberg Glusker believes that the best way to achieve innovative strategies and successful results for our clients is to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Therefore, our clients can benefit from varied experiences and utilize unique talents and perspectives to collaboratively accomplish the best possible results. We understand and appreciate that our clients work in and with a global community, and that they require counsel who understand the wide-ranging needs of their employees and clients.

Greenberg Glusker’s Diversity Committee, which includes our Managing Partner, seeks to increase the number of diverse attorneys in the firm through targeted recruitment programs. We also focus on offering mentoring and training, and educating our attorneys and staff on the importance of diversity and equality. We are particularly proud of our Women’s Mentoring Program, which was a finalist for the Best Mentoring Program category of the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.

Doing well by doing good” has always been a philosophy of founding partner Arthur Greenberg and continues to be the cornerstone of our firm’s culture today. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and respect is not only smart business, it is an ethical imperative. We support our attorneys and staff in their participation in social, philanthropic, and community programs and affinity groups that encourage minority and female students, attorneys, and businesses owners to succeed in the legal profession and business world.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Our attorneys are actively encouraged to become involved in and maintain leadership roles in professional, legal, and charitable organizations that promote and support our diverse community. As a result, our attorneys are involved with and support the following organizations:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America
  • Aviva Family and Children’s Services
  • Bet Tzedek
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Broads Circle
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Dress for Success – Worldwide West
  • German American Business Association
  • Housing Rights Commission
  • Inner City Law Center
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Conference
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Jewish Federation Legal Services
  • Jewish Free Loan Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Los Angeles Urban League
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Special Olympics of Southern California
  • South Asian Bar and the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Women of the Association for Corporate Growth
  • Women of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Women’s Leadership Council
  • Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance

Advocacy & Pro Bono Cases

We support our attorneys in advocating on behalf of the diverse members of the community in which we work. Providing free legal assistance to those who need it the most is both a moral obligation and an honor. Our representations include the following:

  • Representing pro bono a gay man from Russia, who is in the U.S. on a tourist visa, in applying for asylum to escape governmental and personal persecution under Russian laws.
  • Actively participate in the adoption finalization program for the Alliance for Children’s Rights, which assists diverse families as they finalize their adoptions of children from the foster care system.
  • Advocate on behalf of families and their children for appropriate special education services in light of such children’s learning disabilities and behavior, emotional, and social needs.
  • Lead workshops for litigants in small claims court in conjunction with Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
  • Successfully obtained significant disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for a low-income veteran living with disabilities.
  • Partnered with the ACLU in challenging a school’s failure to provide English language instruction to non-native English speaking students.
  • Represented a Public Counsel client who was born without proper documentation in a migrant community in San Diego in obtaining a birth certificate.
  • Represented numerous Holocaust survivors in successfully obtaining German social security pensions.

Honors and Awards

Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Industry’s 100 “Power Lawyers”

Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Top Women Litigators”

Los Angeles Magazine, “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California—Entertainment and Sports”

Variety, Entertainment Industry’s top 50 “Legal Impact” attorney and “Women of Impact”

Variety,Emerging Legal Dealmakers

Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women Who Make A Difference”

Century City Chamber of Commerce, “Women of Achievement”

Finalist, 2012 Chambers USA Women in Law Awards (Best Mentoring Program)

LACBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Real Estate Section

1996-ACLU "Lifetime Achievement" Award

2007 and 2015- Jenesse Center "Circle of Excellence" Award

2008- Recipient of Anti-Defamation League Justice and Jurisprudence Award

2008- State Bar of California "Distinguished Pro Bono Service" Award

2008- Anti-Defamation League "Justice and Jurisprudence" Award

2009-Casa Cornelia Law Center "Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico" Award

2009- Caregiver Award (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

2011- Bet Tzedek "Pro Bono Firm of the Year" Award

2014- ACLU "Criminal Justice" Award

Recipient, State Bar of California “Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award”

Recipient, Jenesse Center Champion of Justice Award

Southern California Rising Stars

Southern California Super Lawyers

Speaking, Writing and Sponsored Events

Sponsor, Women Founders Network

Sponsor, Asian Americans Advancing Justice 33rd Annual Anniversary Dinner

Author, "Breaking the cycle of Hollywood exclusion: The plight of women directors is a case in point"

Panelist, UCSD “Puente Project Panel:  Careers in Law”

Author, “Competing Goals Amidst the ‘Opt-Out’ Revolution:  An Examination of Gender-Based Tax Reform in Light of New Data on Female Labor Supply”

Author, “The Chicken or the Egg?”  article on diversity among commercial real estate professionals

Featured, “Wanted:  Lawyers to Offer Veterans a Helping Hand”

Sponsor, “Fashion Your Network” trunk show to celebrate women-owned businesses

Annual sponsor, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles fundraising dinner

Sponsor, UCLA School of Law Diversity Reception