San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2016 Natassia Kwan , a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, participated in a roundtable discussion on the benefits of the American Bar Associations (ABA) Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). The live audio roundtable, held Nov. 28, addressed an audience of attorneys and law students regarding JIOPs ability to enhance attorney skill development, provide exposure to a variety of practice areas, and opportunities for networking and sustained ABA involvement. The mission of the JIOP is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, women, and students who identify themselves as LGBT. Greenberg Traurig was a 2016 JIOP supporter, Hilarie Bass , a co-president of Greenberg Traurig and president-elect of the ABA, co-chaired JIOP from 2005 through 2008. This is a unique and valuable experience for law students, allowing them front row access to the variety of cases that are heard in federal and state courts. Kwan, national co-chair of the JIOP mentoring program, focuses her practice on defending companies against individual and class action claims in product liability, medical device, and pharmaceutical cases. She practices in both state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation. Kwan also has experience with appeals and settlements in individual and mass tort cases. About Greenberg Traurig, LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2016 BTI Brand Elite.
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