Lex Mundi Announces New Director of Professional Development

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Suzanne Fine Named Director of Professional Development

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I am honored to be a part of a prestigious global law firm association like Lex Mundi.

Lex Mundi is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Fine as its Director of Professional Development. Ms. Fine brings to the position extensive experience, most recently as global head of professional development at Linklaters (2007-2012) and Lovells (2002-2007).

At Lex Mundi Ms. Fine will support 160 member firms in 120 countries in their member firms in their learning initiatives and will develop global training programs.
Among her responsibilities will be:

  • the Lex Mundi Institute, which will offer four intensive week-long training programs for member firm lawyers in 2012 (Cross-Border Transactions, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, a leadership and management program for new partners and an advanced leadership and management program for managing partners)
  • developing 'best practices' to share among Lex Mundi member firms
  • helping member firms develop and enhance their own professional development functions, including a model initiative involving Lex Mundi's ten South American member firms
  • supporting member firms with project management training and the development of their knowledge management capabilities
  • organizing and presenting regional management roundtables in support of member firm management.

Ms. Fine has spent more than seventeen years developing learning programs and training legal professionals and has previous experience as a practicing barrister and solicitor. After receiving her degree from Queen Mary College, University of London, Ms. Fine served as Principal Lecturer and Head of the Bar Vocational Course at The College of Law, London and as Head of Business Development and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School. In addition, Ms. Fine was Global Director of Legal Training and Global Head of Learning and Development for two international law firms. She has recently set up her consultancy firm, Professional Education Solutions Ltd in London, England.

Ms. Fine will succeed John Claydon, who has headed up Lex Mundi’s professional development activities since 2007. Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, comments, “John has helped Lex Mundi develop an outstanding professional development support platform for our members, and we are very pleased to have someone of Suzanne’s caliber to continue to build upon and lead these efforts."

Ms. Fine states, “I am honored to be a part of a prestigious global law firm association like Lex Mundi. I am eager to put my experience to work in carrying out Lex Mundi’s impressive professional development programs.”

Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Lex Mundi provides members with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality. Members can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to continuously improve all aspects of their firms. Member firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. Through the Lex Mundi Learning Network, Lex Mundi delivers on-line training opportunities to member firm lawyers and clients. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com, http://www.lexmundiprobono.org and http://www.lexlearn.com.

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Kathleen Pope-Sance
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