IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne R. Gross, a shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was installed as president of The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) during the 2013 OCBA Judges' Night and Annual Meeting, held Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Irvine.
Hon. William W. Bedsworth of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three, presided over Gross' installation. Established in 1901, the Orange County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bars in California.
"I am honored and humbled for this opportunity to serve as President and look forward to continuing to serve the OCBA in this new expanded capacity, sharing my passion and vision for the communities we serve," said Gross.
A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Gross focuses on trial practice, complex civil litigation and white-collar defense. He previously served as Chief of the Orange County U.S. Attorney's Office and prosecuted cases of national and international significance, including the UCI Fertility case, the Katarina Witt stalker case, and one of the first criminal trademark infringement cases brought to trial in Southern California.Gross has been listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Criminal and White Collar Defense from 2011 to 2013, and was recognized by the Daily Journal, The Recorder, and Southern California Super Lawyers magazine in 2011. Greenberg Traurig has 200 attorneys practicing in California in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. The firm's Global Litigation Practice, of which Gross is a member, has more than 500 attorneys. About Greenberg Traurig, LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com. SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP