Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office hosted a reception in honor of Sam Grundwerg to mark his appointment as Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sam is the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United States. Prior to this, Sam served as Director General in Israel for the World Jewish Congress (WJC). Before joining the World Jewish Congress, Sam was a real estate attorney at Greenberg Traurig and remains a good friend of the firm and many of its attorneys. The reception was attended by over 100 local business leaders, in addition to a number of Greenberg Traurig shareholders from the U.S. and Israel. Los Angeles Managing Shareholder Jeff Scott welcomed the new Consul-General to Los Angeles and spoke of the firm’s ties with, and support for, Israel. Gary Epstein, Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder, Israel Practice Co-Chair, and Senior Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate & Securities practice, introduced the Consul General. In his remarks, Sam spoke of GT’s deep commitment to Israel, exemplified by its unique office in Tel Aviv. Greenberg Traurig is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv. The office serves as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities around the world, as well as for clients exploring opportunities within Israel.