ALFA 
INTERNATIONAL
ALFA INTERNATIONAL
980 Michigan Avenue
Suite 1180
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: +1 312 642 2532
Fax: +1 312 642 5346
Email: rhetke@alfainternational.com
Website: http://www.alfainternational.com
Contact: Richard L. Hetke, Chief Executive Officer
Number of Firms: 145
Number of Attorneys: 9,000
Principal Region of Activity: North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, Australia, Africa and Latin America
Officers:
Sarah Lamar, Esq.
Chair, Board of Directors
Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.
Savannah, Georgia
Tel: 1/912 236 0261
Fax: 1/912 236 4936

Michael Murphy
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.
Albany, New York
Tel: 1/518 465 3484
Fax: 1/518 465 1843

William Trott
Treasurer
Young Moore and Henderson P.A.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Tel: 1/919 782 6860
Fax: 1/919 782 6753

Gary H. Hunter
Secretary
German, Gallagher & Murtagh, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Tel 1/215 545-7700
Fax 1/215 732-4182

Michael W. Hawkins, Esq.
Chair Emeritus
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tel: 1/513 977 8270
Fax: 1/513 977 8141

Group Profile:

ALFA International is a limited member bar-type association which was founded in 1980. All member firms are independently owned and operated providing the benefits of an 'international law firm' without prejudice to the independence of its individual member firms. Member firms are free to cooperate fully with firms that are outside the Association, and firm lawyers may join and be actively involved in other professional organizations.

ALFA International's 145 member firms are comprised of approximately 9,000 lawyers and solicitors. There are 85 American and 60 International members. Member firms are located throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The firms are carefully selected, based upon their reputation, and only after many references are reviewed and evaluated. In every case, the member firms are integral parts of their legal and business communities.

The Association does not engage in the practice of law, set or collect legal fees, compensate any member firm or lawyer for services, or limit the right of any member firm to refer any legal matter to a non-member of ALFA. The By-Laws prohibit any member firm from engaging in any activity in violation of Canons of Ethics or Rules of Professional Conduct. Each firm that becomes a member pledges to provide a uniform, high-quality level of service to individual and common clients and to cooperate in developing and maintaining national programs.

ALFA members strongly believe in client education, feeling that the best client is one who is fully aware of, educated in, and conversant with the issues surrounding the legal matters with which its business is confronted. Therefore, one of ALFA's mainstream activities is a series of highly substantive, educational seminars produced in a very comprehensive fashion, to which clients are invited. There are 8 to 10 of these programs annually.

ALFA has developed national groupings of members into substantive practice areas. These groups are designed to develop educational programs, further the internal exchange of important information, develop special compendia of national issues, prepare issue memoranda, attend conferences sponsored by the clients and client associations, and to be uniformly knowledgeable about the changing nature of the law in these specialty areas. Practice groups are now very active among ALFA lawyers in Product Liability, Transportation, Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation, Business Litigation, Retail, Insurance, Construction, Technology/Intellectual Property, International Law and Health Care.

ALFA International is professionally managed by Chief Executive Officer, Richard L. Hetke. A Chicago native, Mr. Hetke began his legal career in private practice before assuming in-house positions at Kraft and Ameritech. He also served as General Counsel and Board Member of two family-owned, manufacturing businesses that were sold to NYSE companies. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.


Member Firms:
UNITED STATES
ALABAMA
Birmingham
- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP*
Huntsville
- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP*
Mobile
- McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. *
Montgomery
- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP*
ALASKA
Anchorage
- To be determined
ARIZONA
Phoenix
- Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA*
Tucson
- Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA
ARKANSAS
Little Rock
- Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP*
CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles
- Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP
Sacramento
- Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime LLP
San Diego
- Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP*
San Francisco
- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP*
COLORADO
Denver
- Hall & Evans, LLC*
CONNECTICUT
Hartford
- Halloran & Sage LLP*
Westport
- Halloran & Sage LLP*
DELAWARE
Wilmington
- Morris James LLP*
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington
- Dickstein Shapiro LLP*
FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale
- Fowler White Burnett P.A.*
Fort Myers
- Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
Fort Pierce
- Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer*
Jacksonville
- Taylor, Day, Currie, Boyd & Johnson, P.A.*
Melbourne
- Dean, Mead*
Miami
- Fowler White Burnett P.A.*
Naples
- Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
Orlando
- Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A.*
Sarasota
- Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.*
St. Petersburg/Tampa
- Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
GEORGIA
Atlanta
- Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP*
Savannah
- Hunter MacLean Exley & Dunn, P.C.*
HAWAII
Honolulu
- To be determined
IDAHO
Boise
- Greener Burke Shoemaker P.A.*
Coeur d'Alene
- Paine Hamblen LLP*
ILLINOIS
Belleville
- Brown & James, P.C.*
Chicago
- Johnson & Bell, Ltd.*
Peoria
- To be determined
INDIANA
Hammond
- Beckman, Kelly & Smith*
Indianapolis
- Bose McKinney & Evans LLP*
IOWA
Des Moines
- Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.*
KANSAS
Overland Park
- Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice L.L.C.*
Wichita
- Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm L.L.C.
KENTUCKY
Bowling Green
- Harlin Parker*
Lexington
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
Louisville
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
LOUISIANA
Lafayette
- Leake & Andersson, L.L.P.*
New Orleans
- Leake & Andersson, L.L.P.*
MAINE
Portland
- Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC*
MARYLAND
Baltimore
- Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, A Professional Corporation*
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
- Morrison Mahoney LLP*
Fall River
- Morrison Mahoney LLP*
Springfield
- Morrison Mahoney LLP*
Worcester
- Morrison Mahoney LLP*
MICHIGAN
Detroit
- Plunkett Cooney*
Grand Rapids
- Plunkett Cooney*
MINNESOTA
Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson P.A.*
MISSISSIPPI
Gulfport
- Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.*
Jackson
- Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.*
Oxford
- Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A.*
MISSOURI
Kansas City
- Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice L.L.C.*
St. Louis
- Brown & James, P.C.*
MONTANA
Big Sky/Bozeman
- Axilon Law Group, PLLC*
Billings
- Axilon Law Group, PLLC*
Missoula
- Axilon Law Group, PLLC*
NEBRASKA
Lincoln
- Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, L.L.P.*
Omaha
- Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, L.L.P.
NEVADA
Las Vegas
- Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders
Reno
- to be determined
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manchester
- Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C.
NEW JERSEY
Newark
- Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross, P.C.*
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque
- Butt Thornton & Baehr PC*
NEW YORK
Albany
- Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, P.C.*
Buffalo
- Damon Morey LLP*
New York
- Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP*
- Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross, P.C.*
Syracuse
- Hancock & Estabrook, LLP*
NORTH CAROLINA
Raleigh
- Young Moore and Henderson P.A.*
NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck
- Vogel Law Firm*
Fargo
- Vogel Law Firm*
OHIO
Cincinnati
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
Cleveland
- Frantz Ward LLP*
Columbus
- Crabbe, Brown & James LLP*
Dayton
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP*
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City
- Phillips Murrah P.C.*
Tulsa
- Feldman, Franden, Woodard & Farris*
OREGON
Portland
- Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP*
PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg
- McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC*
Philadelphia
- German, Gallagher & Murtagh, A Professional Corporation*
Pittsburgh
- Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C.*
RHODE ISLAND
Providence
- Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP*
SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston/North Charleston
- Young Clement Rivers, LLP*
Columbia
- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP*
Greenville
- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP*
Myrtle Beach
- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP*
SOUTH DAKOTA
Sioux Falls
- To be determined
TENNESSEE
Chattanooga
- Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC*
Knoxville
- Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.*
Memphis
- Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC*
Nashville
- Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC*
- Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.*
TEXAS
Amarillo
- Mullin Hoard & Brown, L.L.P.*
Austin
- Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, L.L.P.*
Dallas
- Strasburger & Price, LLP*
El Paso
- Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi & Galatzan, A Professional Corporation*
Houston
- Lorance & Thompson, A Professional Corporation*
Lubbock
- Mullin Hoard & Brown, L.L.P.*
San Antonio
- Ball & Weed, A Professional Corporation*
Waco
- Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, L.L.P.*
UTAH
Salt Lake City
- Christensen & Jensen, A Professional Corporation*
VERMONT
Rutland
- Ryan, Smith & Carbine, Ltd.*
VIRGINIA
Richmond
- Morris & Morris, A Professional Corporation*
Roanoke
- Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP*
WASHINGTON
Seattle
- Merrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey, P.S.*
Spokane
- Paine Hamblen LLP*
WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston
- Robinson & McElwee PLLC*
Clarksburg
- Robinson & McElwee PLLC*
WISCONSIN
Madison
- Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.*
Milwaukee
- Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.*
WYOMING
Casper
- Murane & Bostwick, LLC*
Cheyenne
- Murane & Bostwick, LLC*
INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS
ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires
- G. Breuer*
AUSTRALIA
Adelaide, South Australia
- Cowell Clarke
Brisbane, Queensland
- TressCox Lawyers
Canberra, A.C.T.
- Meyer Vandenberg
Melbourne, Victoria
- Cornwall Stodart Lawyers
Perth, Western Australia
- Talbot Olivier Lawyers
Sydney, New South Wales
- TressCox Lawyers
AUSTRIA
Vienna
- Law Offices Dr. F. Schwank*
BAHAMAS
Freeport
- Callenders & Co.
Nassau
- Callenders & Co. Counsel and Attorneys Notaries Public*
BAHRAIN
Manama
- Charles Russell LLP*
BELGIUM
Brussels
- Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners*
BOLIVIA
La Paz
- Rigoberto Paredes & Associates*
Santa Cruz
- Rigoberto Paredes & Associates
BRAZIL
São Paulo
- L.O. Baptista Advogados Associados S/C*
BULGARIA
Plovdiv
- Bazlyankov Stanoev & Tashev
Sofia
- Bazlyankov Stanoev & Tashev
CAMBODIA
Phnom Penh
- DFDL Mekong*
CANADA
Calgary, Alberta
- Borden Ladner Gervais LLP*
Montreal, Québec
- Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP*
Toronto, Ontario
- Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP*
Vancouver, British Columbia
- Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP*
CHILE
Santiago
- Alessandri & Compañía*
CHINA
Beijing
- to be determined
Hong Kong
- Hampton, Winter and Glynn*
Shanghai
- to be determined
COLOMBIA
Bogota
- Holguin Neira & Pombo Abogados*
CYPRUS
Nicosia
- LC Law Stylianou & Drakou LLC
CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague
- KSD Stovicek
ECUADOR
Guayaquil
- Ortega Moreira & Ortega Trujillo
EGYPT
Cairo
- Saire-Eldin and Partners Legal Advisors
ENGLAND
London
- Charles Russell
FRANCE
Paris
- Courtois Lebel
GERMANY
Heidelberg
- Tiefenbacher*
Dresden
- Tiefenbacher
Frankfurt
- Tiefenbacher
Stuttgart
- Tiefenbacher
GHANA
Accra
- AB & David
GREECE
Athens
- G. Mourgelas & Associates Law Firm*
GUATEMALA
Guatemala City
- Novales Law Firm
HUNGARY
Budapest
- Forgo, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm
INDIA
Bangalore
- Kochhar & Co.*
Chennai
- Kochhar & Co.*
Gurgaon
- Kochar & Co.*
Hyderabad
- Kochhar & Co.*
Mumbai
- Kochhar & Co.*
Delhi
- Kochhar & Co.*
IRELAND
Dublin
- ByrneWallace
ISRAEL
Ramat Gan
- Dardik Gross & Co.
ITALY
Rome
- Sinisi Ceschini Mancini & Partners*
JAPAN
Tokyo
- Atsumi & Partners*
KOREA
Seoul
- Barun Law
LAO PDR
Vientiane
- DFDL Mekong*
LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
- DSM Di Stefano, Sedlo & Moyse*
MEXICO
Mexico City
- Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.*
MYANMAR
Yangon
- Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services, Ltd
NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam
- Kennedy Van der Laan*
NEW ZEALAND
Christchurch
- Anthony Harper
NIGERIA
Abuja
- Sterling Partnership Solicitors LLP
Lagos
- Sterling Partnership Solicitors LLP
NORWAY
Oslo
- Bull & Co. Advokatfirma AS
PANAMA
Panama City
- Morgan & Morgan*
PARAGUAY
Asuncion
- Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors*
PERU
Lima
- Berninzon, Loret de Mola & Benavides
POLAND
Cracow
- TGC Corporate Lawyers
Warsaw
- TGC Corporate Lawyers
Wroclaw
- TGC Corporate Lawyers
PORTUGAL
Lisbon
- Azevedo Neves, Benjamin Mendes & Associados
PUERTO RICO
San Juan
- Reichard & Escalera*
ROMANIA
Timişoara
- Hategan Law Office
RUSSIA
Moscow
- Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners*
St. Petersburg
- Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners*
SINGAPORE
Singapore
- Ramdas & Wong
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Bratislava
- KSD Stovicek
SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town
- Knowles Husain Lindsay
Sandton
- Knowles Husain Lindsay
SPAIN
Barcelona
- Bufete B. Buigas Abogados Asociados
Madrid
- Bufete B. Buigas Abogados Asociados
SWITZERLAND
Zurich/Lugano
- Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG - Attorneys at Law*
THAILAND
Bangkok
- DFDL Mekong*
TURKEY
Istanbul
- Senguler & Senguler Law Office*
UKRAINE
Kyiv
- Arzinger*
Lviv
- Arzinger
URUGUAY
Montevideo
- Perez Del Castillo-Inciarte-Gari*
VENEZUELA
Caracas
- Mantellini & Asociados
VIETNAM
Hanoi
- DFDL Mekong
Ho Chi Minh City
- DFDL Mekong