Greenberg Traurig Austin Adds Securities Team
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Miami’s Greenberg Traurig has announced the addition of top securities litigation attorneys Paul R. Bessette, Michael J. Biles and Jesse Z. Weiss.

Bessette joins as a national co-chair, and Biles and Weiss join as shareholders in the Securities Litigation Practice. All three join from the Securities Litigation Group at Akin Gump, where Bessette headed that group.

Bessette has served as lead defense counsel in over 60 securities class actions, derivative actions and SEC investigations across the country.


Biles concentrates on securities litigation in federal and state courts, representing public companies, officers, directors and securities underwriters in securities class actions and derivative lawsuits.

Weiss’ practice focuses on securities litigation matters in federal and state courts, including securities class actions, derivative suits, M&A litigation, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement actions.

Also joining Greenberg Traurig’s Securities Litigation practice from Akin Gump are various associates who specialize in securities litigation.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office opened in August 2008 as the firm’s third office in Texas.

Greenberg Traurig LLP employs more than 1,800 attorneys, and has more offices in the United States than any other firm among the top 20 in the NLJ 250. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners.


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