Natasha L. Wilson
Shareholder/Vice Chair, Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
Ask Natasha Wilson where she sees herself professionally in the future and she recalls the words of acclaimed poet/author Maya Angelou: Its not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you are not. There is so much still to be done, Wilson explains, But I recognized early on that in order to be successful in anything I have to push myself outside of my comfort zone and push myself to see myself differently, to see myself as what I may sometimes think I am not in order to achieve what I know I can.
Since 2008, Wilson has occupied a leadership position at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, serving as a shareholder and vice chair of the firms Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice and earning a reputation as one of Georgias superlawyers and legal elite. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from Mississippi University for Women, a masters in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a law degree from Tulane University. Those credentials, values learned from her parents, the exemplary legacy of a brother who died of cancer at just 36, and inspiration from colleagues and close associates helped to push along a career that includes stints as a television reporter, writer and producer, and a college journalism instructor.
Wilson is passionate about community service, from serving on the boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, mentoring diverse women, and supporting organizations like the Hope Lodge for cancer patients and Families First. I struggle with the fact that theres so much need in our community and the organizations that support womens and childrens initiatives, she says. You cant help everyone all the time, but you can do your part to help improve the world.