980 Michigan Avenue
Suite 1180
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: +1 312 642 2532
Fax: +1 312 642 5346
Number of Firms: 150
Number of Attorneys: 10,000
Principal Region of Activity: North America, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico, the Pacific, and South America

Group Profile:

ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks with 150 member firms throughout the world. ALFA's 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. ALFA has 70 international firms located throughout North American, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico, the Pacific and South America.

ALFA International's mission is to provide high quality, cost-efficient legal services wherever clients need them. The ALFA model enables members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms. ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel. ALFA member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community.

While ALFA International is an association of independent law firms, members establish broad, deep relationships with each other by attending ALFA International CLE seminars throughout the year and working together on compendia, seminar programming, and most importantly, client matters. As a result, referrals among ALFA firms represent partnerships between trusted friends and colleagues rather than one-off engagements. Similarly, ALFA's many events provide corporate counsel with the opportunity to network among ALFA International lawyers and their peer in-house lawyers.

ALFA International attorneys have expertise across a full array of legal practice areas, a subset of which are supported through ALFA International Practice Groups. As part of the Practice Groups, attorneys work together to deliver excellent educational programming, including seminars, webinars, client site miniseminars, reference materials, speakers, newsletters and more. The ALFA International Practice Groups referred to above include:

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • International Law
  • IP/Technology
  • Labor & Employment
  • Product Liability & Complex Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail/Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Women's Initiative
  • Workers' Compensation

Additionally, ALFA member firms have expertise in:
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer
  • Foreign Investment
  • Government Relations, Lobbying, & Administrative Law
  • Immigration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil, Gas, & Energy
  • Tax
  • Venture Capital & Financing

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