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.
Field Law (Canada: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon) announced the highly anticipated publication of a new book, “The Law of Regulatory Investigations in Canada” co-authored by James Casey, KC and Jason Kully. This book focuses on regulatory investigations and the legal issues that arise during that part of the regulatory process and offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this important topic. The text is organized by legal issue and covers a wide range of regulatory contexts, including professional discipline, police discipline, securities, financial regulation, environmental, occupational health and safety, privacy, human rights, competition law, and more! This multi-disciplinary approach provides an effective framework for a comprehensive analysis and synthesis of legal issues that arise in regulatory investigations generally. This text is a must read for administrative law lawyers and regulatory agencies, including professional regulators, as they encounter administrative law issues in their investigative processes.
Hall & Wilcox (Australia: Melbourne) announced the firm has released its first ESG Report, as part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact principles. The firm has also been named an excellence awardee in the Australasian Law Awards in three categories: Technology & Innovation, Employee Health & Wellbeing and Diversity Initiative of the Year.
Holman Webb Lawyers (Australia: Sydney) announced the firm has been awarded Law Firm of the Year (1-100 lawyers) at the 2023 Australasian Law Awards.
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC (US: Colorado) announced that the firm has relocated its Denver headquarters to 1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 3000, Denver, Colorado 80264. The firm has taken over the top floor of the 30 story, newly renovated building located at the corner of 17th and Lincoln Streets, in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. The firm also launched a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group. This practice group, led by experienced litigator and ADR professional Julie Walker, will focus on arbitration and mediation services. The attorneys in this practice group are fully certified ADR professionals who have undergone significant training in ADR techniques and procedures. They have experience serving as neutrals in mediations and arbitrations around the country in a variety of commercial, consumer, regulatory, and construction related cases. Each of the firm’s arbitrators serve as panel members for the American Arbitration Association and regularly act as privately appointed arbitrators.
Robinson+Cole (US: Connecticut) announced that its Government Relations Group will operate as the CT Government Relations Group of Robinson+Cole LLC (CTGRG-RC)—a subsidiary of the law firm. The entity will continue to be led by long-time Robinson+Cole team members Susan J. Halpin and Brooks C. Campion, who will serve as co-principals of the new subsidiary.
SCG Legal Ranked as Global Elite Law Firm Network by Chambers and Partners
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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July 11, 2023 – SCG Legal is pleased to welcome O’Neill & Borges LLC to its worldwide community, expanding the network to 122 member firms connected across 62 countries.
O’Neill & Borges LLC is a full-service law firm with experience in all corporate and commercial practice areas, including expertise in corporate, tax, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, government & regulatory affairs, public private partnerships, construction, insolvency, insurance, and commercial litigation.
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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.