SCG Legal is a worldwide network of 122 independent law firms. Founded in 1989 and now ranked in Chambers Global as well as in Canada and Asia Pacific, the network 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 62 countries, every U.S. state capital city including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York 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.
GvW Graf von Westphalen (Germany) is advising the BGE on many aspects of procedures for a search of a repository site for high-level radioactive waste, ranging from administrative and procedural issues to specific questions regarding the interpretation and application of the GeolDG. Advising is a team across several offices, headed by Dr. Sigrid Wienhues… full story
Field Law (Alberta, Canada) welcomed Brent Boisvert to the firm. Brent slowed down his law practice to focus on his entrepreneurial ventures, including co-founding the cannabis retail chain, Seed & Stone (which he sold to Canopy Growth in 2018) and Vantage Hemp Co., a CBD extraction company. full story
Wiley (District of Columbia) announced that Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., former General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has joined Wiley as a partner, and will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice. Mr. Johnson will join Claire J. Evans, who previously clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, as co-chair of the Appellate Practice. full story
Scharf Banks Marmor (Chicago, IL) attorneys Stephanie Scharf and Suzanne Alexander won a motion to dismiss, with prejudice, for Yelp. In this Family Medical Leave Act case, an employee took FMLA leave for alleged back pain and then promptly went on a trip to Thailand – which seemed inconsistent with her medical leave. full story
Mills & Reeve (United Kingdom) acted for the owners of Pi Innovo Holdings, the parent company of Pi Innovo LLC, on its acquisition by Dana Incorporated. Pi Innovo is a leader in embedded software solutions and electronic control units with a track record for delivering sophisticated modular software and controls solutions for a wide variety of applications. full story
Holman Webb (Sydney, Australia) acted in the Federal Court on behalf of Milton Savage (chairman of the KNTAC); Enid Tom and the KNTAC to seek to protect a culturally significant story site from development by the Torres Shire Council. The firm was able to successfully obtain the injunction at very short notice, granting protection of the site… full story
SCG Legal Announces 2021 Above and Beyond Award Winners: Honorees Helped Build Network into Premier Global Community of Independent Law Firms
October 7, 2021 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide network of 120 independent law firms across 60 countries, connected by a shared vision for premier legal practices and industry leadership, recently announced the 2021 winners of its Above and Beyond Award, an annual honor introduced in 2020 to celebrate the efforts of attorneys from member firms who go ‘above and beyond’ in their support of and commitment to the network’s success.
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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.