School of Education and Human Development

Hilarie Bass, J.D. ’81

School of Education and Human Development Campaign Chair

As Global Operating Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Miami, Hilarie Bass focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, class action and securities fraud defense, banking litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She also sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. In the American Bar Association, she is the State Delegate from Florida to the Nominating Committee, serves in its House of Delegates, and is a past chair of the Litigation Section, which has more than 50,000 members.

Bass is actively involved in the Miami community. She is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and the International Women’s Forum, and a past chair of the United Way of Miami-Dade County.

This dedicated UM alumna received the Outstanding Fundraiser Alumni Award in 2009 and was named Outstanding Law Alumna in 2012. Bass is a member of the UM Board of Trustees, currently chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee. She also serves as chair of the School of Education and Human Development’s Visiting Committee.

Among many areas of the University that have benefited from her generous support are the School of Law, the Department of Athletics, the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, and the College of Arts and Sciences.