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Resources for Bright Ideas: Internet sites related global legal issues

  • MARY K YOUNG, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • DAVID SYED, Senior Partner - Europe, Orrick, Paris
    Changing Supply & Demand for Global Legal Services: The Multi-polar Dynamic
  • JOHN H. STOUT, Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis
    The Fulfilled International Lawyer: Advice for a Successful Career
  • ADAM SMITH, General Counsel, EADS Defence & Security, Munich
    Laws are Local: How Can Corporate Legal Services Become More Global?
  • HELENA SAMAHA, General Counsel EMEA, AlixPartners, Paris
    Transcending Legal Expertise to Get to the Heart of Serving Global Clients
  • THOMAS J. SABATINO, Jr., Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Schering-Plough Corporation, New Jersey
    Musical Chairs: How Today’s General Counsel Earns a Seat at the Top Executive Table
  • NORM RUBENSTEIN, Partner, Zeughauser Group, Washington D.C.
    The Key to Credible International Branding
  • JOLENE OVERBECK, Chief Marketing Officer, DLA Piper, New York City
    Moving the Global Law Firm Through a Challenging Economy: Focus on Strategy
  • MICHAEL O’NEILL, SVP and General Counsel, Lenovo Corporation, Washington D.C.
    Fit for Global: Operating Tenets for the General Counsel
  • MARY MULLALLY, Head of Networks, Practical Law Company, London
    How Corporate Counsel in the UK and Europe are Changing, and the Key Elements of Success
  • DEBORAH MCMURRAY, CEO and Strategy Architect, Content Pilot LLC, Dallas
    LAW FIRM 4.0: Considerations for the Global Law Firm in 2020
  • CHRIS MARSHALL, Pro Bono & Community Manager, Reed Smith and Chair, Board of Trustees, Advocates for International Development, London
    International Pro Bono – Broadening our Geographical Reach
  • BRUCE MacEWEN, Founder, “Adam Smith Esq.,”, New York City
    Re-thinking Your Global Strategy: Geography, Talent and Management
  • DESPINA KARTSON, Chief Marketing Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York City
    The Role of Law Firm Values in Successful Global Expansion
  • PETER KALIS, Chairman and Global Managing Partner, K&L Gates LLP, New York City
    The Signature Legal Challenge of the 21st Century
  • ALAN JENKINS, Chairman, Eversheds LLP, London
    Understanding the Importance of Culture in Managing a Global Law Firm
  • FADI HAMMADEH, General Counsel, Dubai Properties Group, Dubai
    The Regulatory Pendulum Worldwide: Where are we Headed?
  • ANN LEE GIBSON, Ann Lee Gibson Consulting, West Plains, Missouri
    Feels Like 1990 All Over Again: Law Firm Economic Cycles
  • TIM S. GLASSETT, Former General Counsel, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA
    Building and Motivating a High-Performing Global Legal Team
  • ROSS FISHMAN, CEO, Fishman Marketing, Highland Park, Illinois
    Focus: The Benefits of a Narrow Scope in the Face of Global Opportunity
  • JAN EIJSBOUTS, former General Counsel, Akzo Nobel, Amsterdam
  • E. LEIGH DANCE, President, ELD International, Inc., New York and Rome
    Introduction and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • BRUNO COVA, Partner, Paul Hastings, Milan
    Reflections on Moving Inside to Outside, and European Counsel Must Improve Compliance
  • JEFFREY CARR General Counsel, FMC Technologies, Houston
    Building a Better Legal Service Delivery System
  • PETER J. BESHAR EVP and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, New York City
    Living Through a Corporate Crisis and Preparing for What Might Come Next
  • DEREK BENTON Director of International Operations, Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, London
    Lawyers Network Differently as the World Grows Flatter



Global Legal Strategy & International Law Firm Expansion


Global Law Firms

  • Chambers and Partners – guides and research ranking world’s best lawyers: www.chambersandpartners.com
  • Individual law firm sites – some of the best information about global law firms can be found by scanning the Global 100 law firm sites
  • Lex Mundi – world’s leading association of independent law firms: www.lexmundi.com
  • Practical Law Company – a prominent provider of know-how for lawyers (Which Lawyer?/Global 50), with particularly good info for global corporate law departments: www.practicallaw.com
  • The Legal 500 – coverage of global legal service providers: www.legal500.com
  • Wikipedia’s Top 100 Law Firms – list of world’s largest global law firms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_100_largest_law_firms_globally


Global Corporate Law Departments, In-House Lawyers

Company law departments and corporate law departments, whether global or active in a few countries or domestic, can find a wealth of resources on the web, often from associations and publishers .  Here are a few of the relevant sites.  

  • Association of Corporate Counsel – “world’s largest community of in-house counsel”: www.acc.com
  • European Company Lawyers Association – European Forum for in-house counsel: www.ecla.org
  • Legal OnRamp – collaboration system for in-house counsel, invited outside lawyers, and third party service providers: www.legalonramp.com
  • LexisNexis Martindale -Hubbell Connected - the online, professional network– designed exclusively for legal professionals– that leverages the unsurpassed reach of the Martindale-Hubbell database of more than one million lawyers: www.martindale.com/connected
  • Practical Law Company – a prominent provider of know-how for lawyers (Which Lawyer?/Global 50), with particularly good info for global corporate law departments: www.practicallaw.com


Major Legal Media with Global Coverage

  • ABA Journal – covers the trends, people and finances of the legal industry: www.abajournal.com
  • American Lawyer - part of law.com:  www.americanlawyer.com
  • Financial Times - The latest UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis: www.ft.com
  • Inside Counsel – business insights for law department leaders: www.insidecounsel.com
  • Law.Com - Law.com connects legal professionals to more than 20 national and regional legal publications online, including The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, New York Law Journal and Legal Times, and delivers top legal news electronically each day on The Newswire: www.law.com http://www.law.com/newswire/
  • Legal Week - online legal magazine with daily online law and legal news, information, reports, features, analysis:  www.legalweek.com
  • Practical Law Company – a prominent provider of know-how for lawyers (Which Lawyer?/Global 50): www.practicallaw.com
  • The Lawyer - Legal Jobs, News, Training & Industry Insight:  www.thelawyer.com
  • Times Online – UK news, business news and world news: www.timesonline.co.uk
  • Wall Street Journal - coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world: www.wsj.com


International Pro Bono Associations

  • Advocates for International Development (A4ID) website – Connecting lawyers to provide access to justice for the developing world: www.a4id.org
  • Cyrus Vance Cancer Center for International Justice – provides support to lawyers who engage in activities that expand access to justice: www.abcny.org/VanceCenter.index.htm
  • International Senior Lawyers Project – retired and active practitioners help and advise governments and citizens: http://www.islp.org/contactus.html
  • Public Interest Law Initiative – provides law students and attorneys with opportunities for public interest law: www.pili-law.org


Other Resources of Interest

  • International Bar Association – leading organization for legal practitioners and bar associations: www.ibanet.org
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel events - details about corporate counsel roundtables on best practices in delivering corporate legal services: http://counseltocounselnews.com/events/
  • LinkedIn – interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world:  www.linkedin.com
  • Transparency International website – lots of excellent information including the Corruption Perception Index, from the global coalition against corruption: www.transparency.org


Consultants and Service Providers



Profits from Bright Ideas book sales will go to Advocates for International Development, an international pro bono organization.  www.A4ID.org

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