International Lawyers Network Elects New Chairman

June 17, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
New York (June 17, 2009) The International Lawyers Network, one of the largest networks of experienced attorneys in the world, announced today that Peter Altieri, of the law firm EpsteinBeckerGreen, was elected Chairman.

Mr. Altieri was elected by the Board of Directors during the 21st ILN Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The ILN is comprised of 91 high-quality, full-service and specialized law firms in 66 countries on six continents, with over 5,000 lawyers.

Mr. Altieri is a Shareholder with EpsteinBeckerGreen, the ILN's founding firm in New York, in the Litigation and Labor and Employment practices. His practice, based in New York, focuses on complex commercial litigation, antitrust/trade regulation, trade secrets and employment-related litigation. Mr. Altieri represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, managed care, trucking and insurance.

"I am honored to be elected Chairman of the International Lawyers Network by the Network's Board of Directors," said Mr. Altieri. "The ILN has, over the last 21 years, provided an invaluable service for the legal profession by fostering cooperation among many of the world's leading law firms and promoting professional and personal relationships that often transcend different languages and cultures. The ILN, through newsletters and other means, keeps its members up to date on the latest legal developments and provides regular forums for the exchange of ideas and news. Most importantly, the ILN has, in keeping with its mission, provided its member firms with the resources of an international network of law firms, which allows for the greatest legal services for their clients. I look forward to my tenure as Chair of the ILN and to continuing the organization's growth in the coming years."

Mr. Altieri is assuming the ILN chairmanship from Lowell Lifschultz, a Shareholder at EpsteinBeckerGreen in the Business Law practice in the New York office. Mr. Lifschultz developed and founded the International Lawyers Network on behalf of EBG.

"My colleague, Lowell, as a founder of ILN, has over the last two decades been a guiding force behind the success of this remarkable organization," said Mr. Altieri. "I'm proud to assume the chairmanship from him and look forward to continuing his longstanding work on behalf of the ILN."

Also at the Annual Meeting, the membership re-elected Mr. Michael Slan of Fogler Rubinoff (Toronto, Canada) and Mr. Marc Udink of Udink & de Jong (The Hague, Netherlands) to the Board of Directors and elected new Director, Mr. Ian Clarke, of Gadens Lawyers (Sydney, Australia) for three-year terms.

The International Lawyers Network facilitates personal relationships among lawyers in mid-sized law firms all over the world, allowing them to confidently operate in a global marketplace while retaining their independence and local expertise. As one of the largest networks of experienced attorneys in the world, the ILN provides a platform for clients to access quality legal professionals worldwide with the cost-effectiveness and personalized service only independent, regional law firms can provide. With 91 high-quality, full-service and specialized law firms and over 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries on six continents, the excellence, demonstrated experience, worldwide presence, and relationships of the International Lawyers Network combine to make this Network one of the leading associations of independent law firms in the world. The ILN: Where lawyers become friends.

About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Founded in 1973, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. is a law firm with approximately 350 attorneys practicing in offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford and Washington D.C. The Firm's size, diversity, and global affiliations allow its attorneys to address the needs of both small entrepreneurial ventures and large multinational corporations on a worldwide basis.

Epstein Becker & Green continues to build and expand its capabilities as a law firm focused on five core practices: Business Law, Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.