Patricia Menéndez-Cambó serves as the Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig. She is also chair of the firm's global practice group, co-chair of the global corporate and securities practice, co-chair of the global energy and infrastructure practice, and a member of its executive committee. Prior to assuming the leadership role of the global practice group, she headed its Latin American practice. Patricia works on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate governance as well as capital markets and securities law matters, and she has been responsible for numerous first-time cross-border transactions. Although she represents clients from around the world, her primary focus is on European – especially Spanish – and Latin American clients and transactions.
Patricia remains actively involved in the strategy and operations of her clients' businesses, providing practical solutions and serving as a catalyst for launching, growing, and maintaining successful businesses. Patricia served as subdirectora general for a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider and general counsel to a number of its subsidiaries and affiliates, assisting them in relation to their global expansion. During her tenure as in-house counsel, she also served as director for a number of its entities throughout Latin America and Europe.
Patricia received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her BBA in economics from the University of Miami. In 2016, she was selected among the "Top 100 Minority Ethnic Executives in the US and UK," for the Financial Times Upstanding Executive Power List. The National Law Journal recognised Patricia four times in as many years, including her as a 'Top 40 under 40' attorney in 2005, one of the '100 Most Influential Lawyers in America' in 2006, one of the '50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America' in 2007, and among the '50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America' in 2008. She has also been selected as a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and has consistently received top rankings by Chambers and Partners. Patricia is a member of the board of directors of the Council of the Americas, the board of overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and serves as Treasurer for the International Bar Association's Women Lawyers' Interest Group.
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