Smith Anderson attorney Mike Saber was recently quoted in an article published on Law.com International that notes while the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the mettle of the global legal services industry, it is emerging stronger than ever.
In the article, “Legal Networks as Global Services Providers: Lessons Learned and a Look Ahead,” authored by Bjorn Welinder, a partner with Lindmark Welinder of Sweden and founding member of Ally Law, attorneys from around the world discuss how the pandemic has affected global legal networks such as Ally Law. The article also discusses how other issues, such as diversity and inclusion and emerging technologies, are affecting law firms as well.
It notes that during the past three decades, global legal services networks have become a crucial component of the legal community by providing high quality, responsive services and building enduring relations across national and jurisdictional boundaries. Saber lists the attributes of an effective global legal network: “Active management, careful selection of new members and a continued commitment to quality.”
“Clients don't necessarily need to see all the ingredients in sauce, but they need to know it's there for them,” Saber said.
Smith Anderson is a member of Ally Law, a consortium of law firms that work together to provide top-tier legal services to businesses throughout the world.
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