Miller & Martin Hosts World Law Group Summit in Atlanta for Law Firms from Over 65 Countries
October 26, 2022
Leaders from global law firms will meet with Atlanta leaders, tour civil rights landmarks
World Law Group will bring its semi-annual summit to Atlanta from Oct. 27-29, 2022, to share best practices, convene global legal meetings and meet with several of Atlanta’s civil rights, political and business leaders.
Miller & Martin will host the summit meetings, which will include 115 lawyers and 30 guests from more than 65 different countries. The Summit will be headquartered at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead.
“Miller & Martin partner Tom Harrold is one of the founding partners of World Law Group,” said Miller & Martin Chairman Scott Parrish. “Our membership in this organization has broadened our reach and helped our clients immensely. When we have a U.S.-based client who wants to do business overseas, we have a network of lawyers we know and have already met to help us with that work. Certainly, when international companies want to do business here, World Law Group member firms know we’re a trusted partner. The network has created strong and beneficial relationships for us and our clients.”
World Law Group was founded in 1988 by six attorneys, including Miller & Martin’s Harrold, who has been active in the Atlanta international business community for many years. “There are ‘no borders to business,’ and lawyers need to have good contacts in the major commercial cities of the world in order to better serve their clients,” said Harrold. “We have strong local firms rather than a satellite office of a mega-firm.”
World Law Group now includes 60 law firms across 93 countries, linking together more than 21,000 lawyers from all major commercial capitals of the world. World Law Group is ranked as one of the elite law firm networks by Chambers & Partners and in their home countries, members are the top law firms with strong political and international business connections.
World Law Group has an extensive programming that includes 19 Practice & Industry Groups, as well as numerous committees, forums, and programs. It holds international meetings, publishes guides, and produces webinars on a wide range of legal practice areas and industries for the attorneys in member firms, and in some cases, the public, to share current legal events and expertise and better serve their international clients.
World Law Group rotates summit locations between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America – the most recent summit meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2022.
During the Atlanta Summit, World Law Group delegates will meet with Atlanta civil rights, business and political leaders, and tour the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district, the Carter Center and the Atlanta History Center, all to show how Atlanta became an international city hosting the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and soon, the 2026 World Cup.
“We thank the host committee in Atlanta for planning an extraordinary Summit. Miller & Martin is one of the oldest law firms in the Southeast, having been founded in 1867 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now with a large Atlanta office, Miller & Martin has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville in addition to the original office in Chattanooga. Like members of the World Law Group, they value the relationships they have with the communities they serve, and we look forward to seeing Atlanta through their eyes,” said Scott Guan, of the Zhong Lun Law Firm in Shanghai and the current president of the World Law Group.
The delegates attending the Atlanta Summit are senior partners and prominent lawyers in their home countries, with international clientele.
“The Atlanta Summit will give us an opportunity to show these leading international lawyers our city and region, which we hope will create new investments and jobs for Georgia,” added Harrold. “With the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta is an ideal location for international companies as the ‘Capital of the Southeast.’”
About World Law Group
Ranked an Elite Global Network by Chambers and Partners, World Law Group is one of the oldest and largest international networks of independent full-service law firms, specifically created to meet the legal needs of multinational companies. Founded in 1988, the network's founding firms had the foresight to see the growing need to service clients globally while understanding the value of local knowledge and insight.
About Miller & Martin, PLLC
Miller & Martin is a leading full-service law firm with 130 attorneys across four offices in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. Advising and representing clients in corporate, commercial and litigation matters, Miller & Martin attorneys have helped clients start, grow and protect businesses locally, nationally and globally for more than 150 years. Miller & Martin is a member firm of the World Law Group, a global network of leading independent law firms. More information is available at millermartin.com.
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