Lex Mundi is an organization of independent law firms providing for the exchange of professional information about the local and global practice and development of law, facilitating and disseminating communications among its members, and improving the members’ abilities to serve the needs of their respective clients. The Lex Mundi network provides clients access to the unparalleled global legal resources with its vast network of 160 premier member firms in more than 100 countries and offices in more than 600 business centers. By working with a Lex Mundi member firm, you can be quickly connected to in-depth local market knowledge and legal expertise practically anywhere your legal needs arise.
Lex Mundi member firms are leading indigenous full-service law firms. Unlike local branch offices of international law firms, member firms have developed the expertise most necessary in their jurisdiction. They have in-depth knowledge of the local laws, customs and judicial system, and can apprise clients of the area’s business and political environments. Locally entrenched, Lex Mundi member firms have forged strong ties with their governments and business communities, and are able to help clients successfully navigate the local legal and business terrain.
The Employment Law Alliance (ELA) is the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With leading employment, labor and immigration attorneys in more than 135 countries, all 50 U.S. states and each Canadian province, the ELA provides multi-state and multi-national companies seamless and cost-effective services worldwide. International businesses benefit from the ELA’s reach and deep familiarity with both the local laws and the local courts. Clients also appreciate a single point of contact, consolidated invoicing and regional billing rates.
Butler Snow joined ELA in 2000 as the network representative for the state of Mississippi; and in 2004, our firm became the Tennessee representative as well.
The Harmonie Group is a national network of elite and vetted law firms providing defense services to corporations around the globe. Membership in the network is by invitation only and is restricted to a single firm per state—Butler Snow is proud to act as Mississippi’s representative. Our affiliation with like-minded lawyers affords our clients access to a network of recognized trial firms across the country. The Harmonie Group members also benefit from a relationship with the Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC), a network of 10 Canadian based firms with similar practices, as well as a burgeoning European-based network of law firms.
State Law Resources, Inc., is an international network of independent law firms. In the U.S., State Law Resources selects one firm from each state and the District of Columbia. U.S. firms are chosen for their experience in government relations, and administrative and regulatory law at the state and federal level. Membership is by invitation and each member firm also has unique public-and private-sector experience. Butler Snow is the Mississippi and Texas member of State Law Resources and attorney Thomas A. Forbes was one of the two initial founders.
Most U.S. firms are multi-practice, business-oriented law firms that deal with all branches of state and federal government. The State Law Resources network helps businesses, trade associations and public policy coalitions navigate the complex and time-consuming process of managing both legal issues and state government relations.