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4 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders to Speak at eMerge Americas Conference

MIAMI – April 15, 2024 – Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Shareholders Jaret L. Davis, Lisa M. Lanham, Marina Olman-Pal, and John D. Owens, III will be featured speakers at the 2024 eMerge Americas technology conference April 18-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach. Greenberg Traurig is a founding partner and sponsor of this annual conference.

eMerge Americas is the premier global technology event in Miami and anchors Miami Tech Month 2024. The conference connects business leaders, government officials, investors, and entrepreneurs from across the globe to discover and discuss the newest technologies fueling future innovation.   

“Since its founding 10 years ago, eMerge Americas has played a key role in promoting the development of the technology industry in Miami and across South Florida, helping to strengthen the region’s status as the definitive tech and investment hub of the Americas,” said Davis, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, a senior vice president of the firm, and general counsel for eMerge Americas. “As a founding partner of eMerge, I am extremely gratified to see the tremendous growth of the local tech industry and know that eMerge has been responsible in part for that success.”

Davis will moderate a keynote conversation with Kathryn Finney, founder and managing general partner of Chicago-based venture capital firm Genius Guild, on the Main Stage April 18 at 2:30 p.m. The discussion, titled “Thinking Big: Unlocking Your Path to Success,” will explore what it means to dream on a grand scale and the essential steps to cultivate a big-thinking mentality, from overcoming the fear of failure to navigating potential barriers.

Davis serves as one of several leaders at Greenberg Traurig guiding the firm’s efforts globally to remain a critical player guiding deals and investments in the technology industry. He recently represented GE Healthcare in its 2024 acquisition of MIM Software, a global provider of medical imaging analysis and artificial intelligence solutions for the life sciences sector. Last year, he co-led a team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys who advised Kaseya, a leading global provider of unified IT management and security software for managed services providers and IT professionals, in its negotiations with Miami-Dade County for the naming rights to Kaseya Center, Home of the Miami Heat, in a transaction valued at $117 million. He routinely provides representation to publicly traded clients with an aggregate market capitalization of over $75 billion, as well as several of Miami’s largest “unicorn” companies.

Owens will moderate a panel including Lanham, Olman-Pal, and Founder and CEO of Stackwell Capital Trevor Rozier-Byrd on the Texpert Stage to discuss best practices for successfully bringing a fintech startup to market and expanding in today’s challenging regulatory and economic market. The panel, titled “Navigating Regulatory, Investment and Commercial Considerations for FinTech Founders and Investors,” is scheduled for April 19 at 12:15 p.m.

“The financial services sector in Miami has boomed in recent years, with an ever-growing number of fintechs and consumer financial services companies either launching or relocating here. This conference is an opportunity for founders and investors to come together to discuss trends and issues facing the industry and to continue to drive this momentum,” said Owens, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Emerging Technology practices.

Owens, who is active in South Florida’s venture capital community, has a national practice that focuses on representing venture capital funds, hedge funds, angel investors, and family offices in their investment transactions in emerging and established industries. He has advised dozens of startups and emerging companies as outside general counsel as well as in raising funds via seed, private, and public venture capital transactions. He also currently sits on the board of the Miami-Dade Innovation Authority and regularly serves as a facilitator/guest speaker at the Levan/NSU Broward Center of Innovation.

“During this period of increased activity, it’s crucial for companies to be able to navigate the regulatory changes at both a national and state level,” Olman-Pal and Lanham said. “Greenberg Traurig continues to be at the forefront of the latest developments and focused on assisting financial services clients with these complex issues, especially in fast moving areas such as fintech and blockchain.” 

Olman-Pal, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice, advises foreign and U.S. financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory matters. She counsels companies in the financial services sector, including domestic and foreign banks, gaming companies, money services businesses, cryptocurrency businesses, Fintech companies, and digital payment companies. She also regularly develops anti-money-laundering programs for a wide range of financial services businesses and non-financial services businesses, including U.S. and foreign companies active in industries such as real estate, hospitality, automotive, and artificial intelligence, among many others.

Lanham focuses her practice on state licensing and regulatory compliance obligations for a wide array of consumer financial services companies. Her role encompasses work with a diverse range of clients, including residential and commercial mortgage brokers, lenders, servicers, loan fulfilment providers, student, consumer, and solar loan lenders and servicers, marketplace lenders, and entities offering retail installment contracts for consumer goods. Moreover, she advises investors engaged in secondary market activities. Lanham also extends her support to emerging fintech firms, helping them to comply with necessary state licensing requirements and develop products in these realms while keeping regulatory demands in check.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web:


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