SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2016) - Garvey Schubert Barer today announced that Greg Duff, an owner of the firm and chair of its national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, is now firm-wide chair. In his new role, he will focus on recruiting and creating opportunities for continued professional development for the firm's attorneys and staff; developing new approaches to meet the evolving needs of clients; and building on the firm's strengths to ensure long term growth.

Duff joined Garvey Schubert Barer in 2011 after a successful career working with traditional hotel chains, Internet commerce startups and hospitality companies. He served as Associate General Counsel at the Westin Hotel Company/Starwood Hotels and Resorts; as Assistant General Counsel at Group; and as General Counsel and Vice President of Development at Columbia Hospitality.

He represents a variety of local, state and national owners and operators of restaurants, hotels and resorts. He also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry's national trade associations including American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

"The firm has come of age in an era and a region defined by growth, innovation and entrepreneurship -- and we've thrived in it," said Duff. "My job is to harness this culture and guide it to create great outcomes for our team, for our clients and for our communities. I look forward to working with everyone on this next chapter of our firm's great history."

Garvey Schubert Barer was founded 50 years ago by three University of Washington school of law classmates in their 20s with 39 files, $800 in the bank and infinite optimism. Today, the firm has offices in Portland, Anchorage, Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York and Beijing. The firm and its attorneys have been recognized by prestigious groups like Chambers USA, US News - Best Lawyers and many others.

About Garvey Schubert Barer
Since its founding in 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients -- from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies -- solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients' needs, with attorneys that are deep in industry experience as well as broad in current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Anchorage, Beijing, New York, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. More information is available on the web at

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