Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in Washington, D.C.

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
Representing corporations, many of them in health care and finance, in federal civil and criminal litigations and investigations, at both the trial and appellate levels, in areas including the defense of fraud, securities and antitrust matters, and where the United States government is often the opposing party.

Who would be your typical client?
A corporation, its management or board of directors, often involved in the business of health care, insurance or finance, and subject to a government investigation or private fraud suit.

What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
That I believe the law is a service business and that the client’s interests must be served, and that we win for our clients.

What has been your most challenging case? Why?
I once tried a criminal antitrust case in which there were originally 24 defendants. 23 of them pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, and many of them testified against my client, who insisted upon his and his company’s innocence. Notwithstanding the mass of the government’s case, the jury returned a verdict of acquittal.

What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
Serving first as Assistant and then Acting Attorney General of the United States, working directly with Presidents of both parties.

What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
Active sports including running, tennis and fly fishing, and reading history and science.

What would surprise people most about you?
That I am a Lay Eucharistic Minister in the Episcopal Church.

What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
Clearly it has been forming close personal, family and professional relationships with excellent lawyers, particularly, in my case, in Europe and Scandanavia.

What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Cosmology.

If a movie were made out of your life, who would you want to play you?
My son; it would be a suitable revenge.

How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who did his best to contribute to society and his profession.

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the goals of a global professional services network. She manages all major aspects of the Network, including recruitment, member retention, and providing exceptional client service to an international membership base.

In her role as Executive Director, Griffiths manages a mix of international programs, engages a diverse global community, and develops an international membership base. She leads the development and successful implementation of major organizational initiatives, manages interpersonal relationships, and possesses executive presence with audiences of internal and external stakeholders. Griffiths excels at project management, organization, and planning, writes and speaks with influence and authority, and works independently while demonstrating flexibility in thinking, especially in challenging situations. She also adapts to diverse and dynamic environments with constant assessment and recalibration.

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In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally, as well as adding two regional rankings. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry and was included in Clio’s list of “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful, and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.