SCG Legal, a worldwide network of 122 independent law firms, was founded in 1989 and includes firms—80% of which are Chambers ranked with Chambers-ranked attorneys in the balance—that house legal, regulatory and, in many countries, public policy practices. Members serve clients in major commercial centers and capitals in more than 62 countries, every U.S. state capital city and the District of Columbia. Firms in the network are unified by a culture of premier legal practices and industry leadership; an elevated dedication to client service and responsiveness; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a devotion to transparent, innovative and fair billing practices.
Beauchamps (Ireland) has created a client-facing video that will be of interest to all businesses operating in Ireland. Presented by Partner Sandra Masterson Power, head of the firm’s Employment and Benefits team, and offered through the firm’s suite of online learning and legal services for clients called B-Connect, this video offers a review of 2022 Ireland employment law as well as a look ahead at what to expect in 2023. If you would like to receive a link to the video, please email email@example.com to request login information. Please feel free to forward this email to any of your colleagues who might find it of interest.
Cardigos (Portugal) is pleased to announce that its team of legal professionals and staff have joined Ferreira Pinto e Associados. The law firm now operates as Ferreira Pinto Cardigos. To read the press release, click here.
Capell & Howard (Alabama) announced attorneys from Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C. and Red Oak Legal, P.C. will join Capell & Howard, effective February 1, 2023. The firm, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is growing by eight attorneys and expanding to add a third office location, in Tuscaloosa.
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. (Oregon) announced it has shortened its name to Harrang Long P.C. Otherwise, they are the same as they have always been: a dedicated team of legal professionals solving our clients’ thorniest legal problems and helping them navigate the intersections of law, policy, business and government. Although Sharon Rudnick plans to retire from the firm later this winter, Bill Gary continues his busy practice representing clients in complex appellate, litigation and regulatory matters.
Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (Maryland) Partner Scott Livingston, was appointed to serve on the Transition Team of the recently-elected Maryland Attorney General, Anthony Brown. Scott is co-leader of AG’s steering committee on state procurement law. In his former position as Assistant Attorney General (1976-’84), Scott helped draft the then-new procurement laws, including the laws creating the first statewide MBE procurement preference program and the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.
Penev LLP (Bulgaria) celebrated the firm’s 30-year Anniversary! Click here for additional information.
SCG Past Board Chair Kelley Duke of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe (US: Colorado) has penned a moving account of her year in leadership of a worldwide community during unprecedented times.
Please take a moment to read Connecting the Right People at the Right Time for the Right Reasons: My Year as Board Chair of a Global Law Firm Network, which was recently featured in Corporate Counsel Business Journal.
SCG continues to expand strategically through key countries and regions. Please join me in welcoming the five new member firms below, and please do reach out to each Voting Representative to explore opportunities to work together.
- AGM Abogados (Spain)
- The Clay Government Relations Firm (US: Mississippi)
- FABREGA MOLINO (Panama)
- Suojae – Kwon, Park & Rhee (South Korea)
- Peachtree Government Relations (US: Georgia)
March 1, 2023 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide law firm network of 122 independent firms across 62 countries, is pleased to announce that the 2023 edition of Chambers Global Guide has recognized the network as a Global Elite, elevating the network’s ranking from its previous Global Market Leaders (Band 1) category. Additionally, the network maintains its rankings for Leading Law Firm Networks: Highly Regarded – Nationwide – Canada and Leading Law Firm Networks: Asia-Pacific Region.
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SCG Legal Partners with Coston Consulting on Global DEI Certification Program
May 24, 2023 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide member network of 122 independent law firms allied across 62 countries, has developed and deployed a proprietary Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advocate Certification Program™ in collaboration with Coston Consulting, a leading Black-owned business advisory firm with expertise in the legal industry. The program, which requires meeting key core competencies to earn the certification, has been designed to support SCG’s members in the strategic and thoughtful progression of internal, firmwide DEI efforts.
“As a global community of more than 12,000 lawyers, SCG understands the significant role the organization can play in exponentially advancing DEI efforts in the legal industry,” said Alina Gorokhovsky, SCG Legal’s Chief Executive Officer. “Partnering with Coston’s DEI experts and law firm advisors is a critical first step to enhancing and advancing focused culture and communication initiatives within our members firms.”
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SCG Legal Announces 2022 Above and Beyond Award Winners
November 15, 2022 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide network of 122 independent law firms connected across 62 countries, recently announced the 2022 winners of its annual Above and Beyond Award, which celebrates the efforts of attorneys from member firms who go ‘above and beyond’ in their support of and commitment to the network’s success. The 2022 award ceremony was part of the closing dinner for SCG Legal’s 2022 Annual Meeting held September 22 – 23 in Toronto.
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The SCG Legal network is committed to fostering among its member firms an environment where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and to facilitating each member firm’s reputation for excellence, experience and connection not only in the jurisdictions in which they operate, but across jurisdictions as they collaborate with one another to support their respective clients.
In furtherance of those objectives, SCG Legal encourages its member firms to institute and implement policies to promote diversity and inclusion in the profession and at their respective firms.
As a modern network invested in the success of its member firms, SCG Legal’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to its professional development opportunities, the composition of its board of directors and committees, and its relationships with others.
2023 Midyear Meeting
May 11 – 12
2023 Annual Meeting
September 21 -22
New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
2024 Midyear Meeting
May 16 – 17