Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Keith Vaughan, Chairman of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, North Carolina, was elected Chair of Lex Mundi by the organization’s Board of Directors during the 2014 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting in New York. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with 160 member firms and more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.
Mr. Vaughan has been Chairman of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, since 2002 and previously served for 10 years as the firm’s Litigation Practice Group Leader. He has served on Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors since 2011.
"I am honored to serve as the Chair of Lex Mundi," said Mr. Vaughan. “In an era of rapid, permanent transformation of the legal profession, Lex Mundi member firms share a commitment to excellence and continual improvement, and a passion for helping clients succeed.”
Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors also elected Paulo Coelho da Rocha of Demarest Advogados (Brazil) to the position of Chair-Elect, John Matson of Arthur Cox (Ireland and Northern Ireland) to the position of Secretary, and Rob Granatstein of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – Canada) to the position of Treasurer.
Chris Mangum of Alston & Bird LLP (USA, Georgia) and Andrew Ong of Rajah & Tann LLP (Singapore) will serve on the Lex Mundi Executive Committee along with Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Rocha, Mr. Matson, Mr. Granatstein, Nadège Nguyen with Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (France), the out-going Chair, and Carl Anduri, Lex Mundi’s President.
At the same Annual Meeting, the membership elected four new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: Barbara Alexander of Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (Jamaica), Guy Harles of Arendt & Medernach (Luxembourg), Jonathan Schlosberg of Bowman Gil¬fillan (South Africa), and Michele Whitham of Foley Hoag LLP (USA, Massachusetts). They will serve four-year terms.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.