(August 11, 2008, Philadelphia, PA) – LAWFUEL – Legal Announcement – Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, today announced the addition of Amy Greer as a partner in the Philadelphia office of its firmwide Regulatory Litigation Group, effective immediately.
Ms. Greer is an experienced trial attorney who joins Reed Smith from the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where, for the past four years she has served as Regional Trial Counsel for the Philadelphia Regional Office. Prior to that, she was a Senior Trial Counsel for a year.
“Amy, a seasoned trial attorney with recent, high-level responsibility at the SEC that combined hands-on trial work and litigation management experience, will provide additional depth to our practice” said Sarah Wolff, Reed Smith’s firmwide head of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Team. “Her ability to provide the SEC perspective to our clients with issues before the Commission will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand this practice globally.”
Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Greer was an equity partner at Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling in Pittsburgh. Before Klett, she was a founding partner of Bower Greer & Panzarella, which was acquired by Klett in 2000.
“I am looking forward to returning to private practice,” said Greer. “After five productive years in the public sector, I believe my experience with the SEC and my approach to securities law issues will be valuable to our clients and as well as to others on the Reed Smith team. I have worked alongside many attorneys at Reed Smith, have greatly admired the firm, and am delighted to become a part of its outstanding regulatory litigation group.”
A 1989 graduate of Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, Ms. Greer was the first to be honored with the school’s George Wythe Award for outstanding service to the law school community. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Gettysburg College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Ms. Greer has worked closely and extensively with members of Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, particularly partner Thomas McGough, whom she succeeded as President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. In her previous period of private practice, Ms. Greer was well known for her community service work. She was honored by the American Bar Association with its Pro Bono Publico award. She is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania state courts, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Fourth Circuit.
“Amy has a strong record of success in private practice, and many attorneys at Reed Smith are familiar with her quality lawyering and entrepreneurial skills,” said Claudia Springer, Reed Smith’s Philadelphia Managing Partner. “She is widely viewed as an outstanding lawyer and member of the legal community, and we are fortunate to have her in this office and on our team.”
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