Lex Mundi Announces New Chair, Officers and Board Members

Michelle Liberman elected chair of the firm’s board of directors

Michelle Liberman was elected chair of Lex Mundi’s board of directors during the 2020 Lex Mundi annual meeting, which was held virtually for the first time, the firm announced today.

Lex Mundi is a Houston-based network of independent law firms with 150 member firms and more than 22,000 lawyers worldwide.

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Lex Mundi’s member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, its members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs globally.

Liberman, a partner with leading Israeli law firm S.Horowitz & Co, has served on Lex Mundi’s board of directors since 2017 and previously held the positions of secretary, chair-elect and executive committee member.

As chair, she presides at all meetings of the Board and meetings of members and helps guide Lex Mundi strategies.

“I am extremely excited and humbled at the opportunity to serve as the Chair of Lex Mundi and further strengthen the organisation,” Liberman said in a statement.

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“Especially during the current global crisis, the ability to share experience and knowledge between top-tier firms around the globe and the ability to collaborate and work together for multinational clients is vital.  Now, more than ever, Lex Mundi is enhancing the member firms’ ability to best serve their clients,” she added.

 “We are delighted to welcome Michelle to the role of Chair.  We have exciting plans for Lex Mundi and look forward to taking these strategies forward under her stewardship,” Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi president and CEO, noted.

New board members

Lex Mundi’s board of directors also elected Angie Castille of  Faegre Drinker Biddle&Reath (USA, Indiana and Minnesota) to the position of chair-elect, Christoph Lang of Pestalozzi (Switzerland) to the position of secretary, and Tom Miller of Michael, Best & Friedrich  (USA, Wisconsin) to the position of treasurer. 

Ricardo Arango of Arias, Fabrega & Fabrega (Panama) and Michiel Pannekoek of Houthoff (the Netherlands) will serve on the Lex Mundi executive committee along with Liberman, Castille, Lang, Miller, Ben Haglund of Day Pitney (USA, New Jersey), the out-going chair, and Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi’s president and CEO. 

At the same annual meeting, the membership elected three new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: Edward Kim of Lee&Ko (South Korea), Kate McGlivray of Blake, Cassels&Graydon (Canada, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec) and Ross McInnes of Clayton Utz (Australia).

They will serve four-year terms. 

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