Kean Miller LLP Joins Global Network of 68 Law Firms in 120 Cities

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to report that the firm has accepted an invitation to join the Interlaw legal network.  Interlaw is an international association of 68 law firms located in 120 cities worldwide.   Membership is by invitation only and is extended only after a rigorous selection process.  Each Interlaw member firm adheres to the same general core values and is reviewed annually by peer members to assure consistency in client service, responsiveness, and overall satisfaction with the quality of legal services rendered.  Interlaw member firms are located in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.   In the United States, member firms are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Illinois Massachusetts, Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Oregon, the District of Columbia, and Washington State.   

“Interlaw is delighted to have Kean Miller LLP join the international network," said Bill VanderBurgh, Interlaw's vice-chair for North America.  “Kean Miller’s presence complements the existing, very strong participation of significant law firms which Interlaw has attracted as members throughout the southern U.S. and elsewhere within North America.  We expect that there will be wonderful synergies arising from the combination of Kean Miller LLP and other members for Interlaw clients worldwide.”  “We are thrilled to be a part of the Interlaw network,” said Gary A. Bezet, managing partner of the 124-lawyer firm.  “Our clients’ international status requires that we offer access to qualified lawyers and law firms in jurisdictions around the globe.  It is no secret that Louisiana's resources and key location have attracted international investors for hundreds of years.  Today, international holdings in the state total nearly $21 billion, the ninth largest in the United States.  Clients of Interlaw firms around the world also need access to Louisiana lawyers.  It’s a great relationship,” added Bezet.

About Interlaw

Interlaw is an organization of leading lawyers in diverse markets working together on a worldwide basis to provide quality, cost effective, value-added legal and business solutions. Interlawyers distinguish themselves by strong interpersonal relationships, knowledge and information sharing, and the ability to quickly mobilize legal experts globally in support of clients. Today’s global companies depend on the expertise of business lawyers who are fluent in the native language, laws, rules, regulations, and customs of their own jurisdiction, yet who are broadly educated and experienced in working with domestic and global clients. For twenty-five years, Interlaw has been the preferred international association of independent, quality-monitored, commercial law firms. Corporate counsel and other executives choose Interlaw firms in some 120 cities worldwide as their primary resource for reliable legal representation.  Beyond the usual expectations of impeccable professional standards, Interlaw members share the same general core values and extend to one another’s clients “Best Client” status.  Much of the success of Interlaw is attributed to its ability to quickly mobilize teams of individual lawyers from independent firms worldwide who can provide seamless service for clients. Interlaw was founded in England in 1982.  It is governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from each Interlaw region, and administered by a Secretariat based in California.

About Kean Miller LLP

With 124 lawyers, Kean Miller LLP serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the state.  The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles and Plaquemine, Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemicals and chemicals, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, health care, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction, and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams.  These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

For more information, please contact Steven R. Boutwell at 225.389.3736 (direct) or 225.281.2420 (cell), or steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com