The 2019 volume of SCG Legal’s Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook, the publication’s 25th annual edition, is now available for purchase. Written by attorneys from each of SCG Legal’s state capital member firms, the handbook provides quick access to regulations and laws covering campaign contributions and proper contact with elected officials in each of the 50 states and the federal government. Each state and the federal government has its own chapter and includes detailed coverage of prohibited lobbying practices, enforcement, and penalties, discussion of registration, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, as well as lists of state-specific forms, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of local commissioners and compliance officers. Copies are available now from Thomson Reuters for $473.45 each, a 15% discount off the regular price of $557. To place your order, click here.

  • Ontario member firm WeirFoulds is hosting a seminar Wednesday, November 28, 2018, on hot topics in employment law including marijuana legalization, psychological health and safety issues, enforceable termination clauses and recent developments in employment law. full story

  • Argentina President Mauricio Macri has appointed Diego Botana of Argentina member firm Allende & Brea an alternate Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina. Alternate justices are called upon to act in cases in which any of the justices of the Supreme Court has a legal conflict. full story

  • Ireland member firm Mason Hayes & Curran last month took home the top award for “innovation in legal expertise” at the prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018 in London. For over a decade, these awards have recognized standout legal innovation in over 50 countries worldwide.  full story

  • Property law specialist Jane Baddeley and health and community sector market leader Alison Choy Flannigan have been named partners at Australia (Melbourne) member firm Hall & Wilcox. full story

  • The former director of the Foreign Investment Review Staff for the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, Richard Sofield, has joined District of Columbia member firm Wiley Rein as a partner in its national security practice. full story

2019 Midyear Meeting
InterContinental Presidente Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting
The Watergate Hotel, Washington, DC
Thursday, September 5, and Friday, September 6, 2019

2020 Annual Meeting
InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 20, and Monday, September 21, 2020


It’s appalling how poorly our profession overall compares with other professions, and we have to ask ourselves why that is. The fundamental business structure in law firms is a problem in driving diversity.”

– Verizon General Counsel Craig Silliman, speaking November 8th at the Bloomberg Law Talent & Diversity Forum in Washington, D.C.