The Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig today announced that Alan T. Dimond, a shareholder in its Litigation Practice Group, will receive the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award. The award, considered the highest given by the organization within the legal profession, recognizes lifetime achievement and dedication to individual rights and democratic values.
For his outstanding leadership in the legal profession and his dedication to philanthropic and community endeavors, Dimond will be recognized at a gala dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134. Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, are available by contacting [email protected].
AJC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing human rights and democratic values in the U.S. and worldwide, established the annual award in 1964 to recognize leaders in the legal profession for their excellence and contributions to the practice of law. The award honors the memory of Judge Learned Hand, a highly distinguished individual recognized as heir to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ legacy of a Jurist and Poet of Liberty. Judge Hand, a graduate of Harvard and its law school, was widely admired as a Dean among American jurists and was well-known for the extensive range of decisions he tendered that centered on questions of constitutional rights and anti-trust legislation.
“Alan’s outstanding leadership and contributions over the years both to the practice of law and to the community speak for themselves, and he truly embodies the best of what Judge Hand represented: the rights of individuals and democratic values in society,” said Brian D. Siegal, director of the AJC Miami and Broward.
Dimond focuses his practice on general commercial litigation and real estate-related litigation. A recipient of peer-review rankings including Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell, Dimond is noted for his 35-plus year track record and experience representing clients, ranging from regional real estate developers to multi-national corporations, with their commercial and real estate litigation matters.
As part of his commitment to supporting the ongoing practice of law, Dimond has served as President of The Florida Bar and on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of The Florida Bar, as well as on multiple committees with the American Bar Association. Throughout his career, he has routinely provided lectures about trial-related topics and has authored more than 100 published state and federal appellate opinions. When he is not practicing law, Dimond is engaged in supporting the South Florida community through his active board involvement with a range of organizations including the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Orange Bowl Committee.
The April 11 event honoring Dimond is co-chaired by: Cesar L. Alvarez, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig; Edith G. Osman, a shareholder with Carlton Fields; Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; and Stephen N. Zack, administrative partner with Boies, Schiller & Flexner.
The Greenberg Traurig Miami office, founded in 1967 by attorneys with a business-focused approach and a tradition of community service, has actively supported South Florida’s growth as an international financial and cultural center and gateway between the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The attorneys advise local, national and international companies in numerous industries and sectors, including aviation, entertainment, financial institutions, health care, international trade and customs, manufacturing, real estate, retail and technology.