Henry M. “Hank” Greenberg is president-elect of
the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
Greenberg is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig
LLP in Albany focusing on civil litigation and investigations as well as
criminal, regulatory and administrative law. He previously served as counsel to
the New York State Attorney General, general counsel for the New York State
Department of Health, and as a federal prosecutor. He also served as a law
clerk to then-Associate Judge (later Chief Judge) Judith S. Kaye of the New
York State Court of Appeals.
Greenberg is the immediate past chair of NYSBA’s
Committee on the New York State Constitution, vice-president of the Third
Judicial District and member of the House of Delegates, which he now chairs.
Greenberg has also served as co-chair of NYSBA’s
Committee on Court Structure and Operations, chair of the Legislative Policy
Committee, chair of the Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public
Interest, and chair of the Committee on Attorneys in Public Service. He is also
a life fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
In addition to his leadership role at NYSBA,
Greenberg is involved with numerous other professional committees, including as
chair of the New York State Third Department Judicial Screening Committee, a
member of the Statewide Judicial Screening Committee, and counsel to the New
York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, which nominates Court of Appeals
He is a vice chair of statewide programming for
the Historical Society of the New York Courts, a fellow of the American Bar
Foundation, and a member of the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism
in the Law and the Advisory Group of the New York State and Federal Judicial
Greenberg obtained degrees from the University
of Chicago, with honors, and Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude.