Law Firm Network Affiliations
Bass, Berry & Sims is a founding member and the Tennessee representative of Lex Mundi, the State Capital Global Law Firm Group and the Southern Law Network. These three organizations are associations of independent law firms located in principal business centers throughout the United States and major foreign markets. Member firms of each are selected for the significance of their practices and their reputation as a leading firm in their legal community. Bass, Berry & Sims is one of only six law firms in the United States selected for membership in both Lex Mundi and the State Capital Global Law Firm Group. Member firms of these three organizations practice independently and not in relationship for the joint practice of law.
Lex Mundi has 162 member firms around the world, representing approximately 17,000 lawyers. The organization provides for the exchange of professional information about the global practice and development of law, facilitates and disseminates communications among its members and improves the members' abilities to serve the needs of their respective clients. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
State Capital Global Law Firm Group
The State Capital Global Law Firm Group member firms are located in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in business markets and financial centers around the world. The organization has a membership of nearly 120 independent law firms, representing approximately 9,000 attorneys located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa/Middle East and Asia/Pacific Rim. Member firm attorneys offer a broad range of skills and experience to clients. Those based in U.S. state capitals offer a unique knowledge of state legislatures and regulatory agencies. Those based outside the United States offer similar perspectives and abilities in their jurisdictions.
Southern Law Network
The Southern Law Network, representing approximately 2,700 attorneys, is comprised of 12 leading law firms throughout the South. These include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The Network serves as a strategic alternative to certain types of expansion and is a vehicle for the cooperation trend among law firms, even in overlapping markets.