Former NY mayor Rudolph W Giuliani joins Greenberg Traurig

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join Greenberg Traurig. 



At Greenberg, Giuliani will be based in New York (pictured) and serve as global chair of the firm’s cybersecurity and crisis management practice group and senior advisor to the Executive Chairman.

Also joining the global law firm will be former supervisory federal prosecutor Marc Mukasey who will be global co-chair of the white collar defense practice group. Mukasey previously served as Unit Chief and Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and was a former staff attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Both Giuliani and Mukasey will join from Bracewell & Giuliani, a Texas law firm whose New York City office was established by the mayor in 2005, and where they practiced together for more than a decade.  Their former firm will now rebrand as Bracewell. 

“I am proud to welcome Rudy Giuliani to Greenberg Traurig. While many other firms hold on to old business models or follow strategies premised on global growth for growth’s sake, for years we have focused on maintaining our uniquely empowering and collaborative, one-firm culture while delivering elite quality in our core practices along with extraordinary value not possible in traditional elite firms. This independent approach has naturally led to our practice and geographic expansion. Our strategic focus on crisis management, white collar criminal defense, cyber security and governmental investigations will be enhanced in a major way by bringing the Mayor to the Greenberg Traurig family. He has long been one of the most important and influential lawyers and leaders in this country, and will now be bringing to our clients his unparalleled experience in all areas of legal problem-solving and crisis management, as well as his unique geopolitical insights,” Richard Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig, said in a statement.

This story was updated in May 2018: Rudoph Giuliani took a leave of absence from Greenberg Traurig in April 2018 to join the legal team of President Trump. In May 2018, it was announced had Giuliani had left the law firm.  

Ignacio Abella