Michelle Liberman was elected Chair of Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors during the 2020 Lex Mundi Annual Meeting, which was held virtually for the first time. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with 150 member firms and more than 22,000 lawyers worldwide.
Ms. Liberman, a partner with S. Horowitz & Co., has served on Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors since 2017.
"I am extremely excited and humbled at the opportunity to serve as the Chair of Lex Mundi and further strengthen the organization," said Ms. Liberman. “Especially during the current global crisis, the ability to share experience and knowledge between top-tier firms around the globe and the ability to collaborate and work together for multinational clients is vital. Now, more than ever, Lex Mundi is enhancing the member firms’ ability to best serve their clients.”
Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi President & CEO added, “We are delighted to welcome Michelle to the role of Chair. We have exciting plans for Lex Mundi and look forward to taking these strategies forward under her stewardship.”
Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors also elected Angie Castille of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (USA, Indiana and Minnesota) to the position of Chair-Elect, Christoph Lang of Pestalozzi (Switzerland) to the position of Secretary, and Tom Miller of Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP (USA, Wisconsin) to the position of Treasurer.
Ricardo Arango of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (Panama) and Michiel Pannekoek of Houthoff (the Netherlands) will serve on the Lex Mundi Executive Committee along with Ms. Liberman, Ms. Castille, Mr. Lang, Mr. Miller, Ben Haglund of Day Pitney LLP (USA, New Jersey), the out-going Chair, and Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi’s President & CEO.
At the same Annual Meeting, the membership elected three new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: Edward Kim of Lee & Ko (South Korea), Kate McGlivray of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Canada, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec) and Ross McInnes of Clayton Utz (Australia). They will serve four-year terms.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms delivering consistent, high-quality advice that is critical to solving complex cross-border challenges. Our carefully vetted, and continuously reviewed, top-tier member firms uphold the highest-level service standards while offering preferred access to more than 22,000+ lawyers worldwide in more than 125 countries. Supported by client-focused methods, innovative technologies, joint learning and training, member firms collaborate across borders and industries to deliver joined-up solutions focused on real business results for clients.
Through our innovative service delivery model, clients have the ability to assemble an ideal international legal team, with the best lawyers in the jurisdictions that match their unique footprint, flexed to their most significant legal challenges.
Lex Mundi member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, our members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.