The Lawyer Hot 100 List recognizes the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. Nominations come from across the legal profession. As the only legal network representative on the list, Samaha has been recognized for helping to shape the legal profession now and into the future.
Samaha started her new role in June 2019, becoming the first woman president in Lex Mundi’s history. As noted by The Lawyer, she hit the ground running as she met with dozens of member firms around the world. In 2020, her strategy centers around revamping the services that Lex Mundi provides its members with a client-centric focus and agenda.
She will concentrate on ways of improving the retention of legal talent, supporting members in their business and client development, and modernizing both Lex Mundi and its members’ technology and innovation strategies. She would also like to incorporate more firms from North Africa and the Middle East into Lex Mundi's membership.
Having worked at Clifford Chance and DLA Piper, as well as in-house as GC at Virgin and Liberty Global in the UK, AlixPartners in Paris and Orbit Showtime Network in Dubai, Samaha is in a unique position to improve the global legal market through Lex Mundi’s 160 firms. The coming year will see her strive to help members of the network build bridges to better serve their clients.
About The Lawyer Hot 100
The 2020 edition of the list includes a broad spectrum of lawyers: well-known names from the top ranks of the profession; experienced figures who have recently come to prominence after years of hard work; and rising stars who we will all become very familiar with in the decades to come. You can view the complete list here.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi connects the world’s leading law firms with agile processes and smart technology to deliver lean solutions across borders, industries and markets. Our 160 member firms, all independent leaders in their own jurisdictions, draw on deep relationships and collaborative opportunities to create an unparalleled pool of expertise, comprising more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.
The selection criteria for Lex Mundi membership are rigorous and membership is reviewed on a continuous basis. As a result, member firms share common values around continuous improvement, great client care, and they adhere to levels of legal excellence supported by ongoing training and knowledge sharing through Lex Mundi.
Our member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.
Through our non-profit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the world. For more information, please visit www.lexmundi.com and www.lexmundiprobono.org.