Some of the ILN’s greatest success stories are seen when multiple member firms coordinate and collaborate to service each others’ clients. The most recent example of this occurred when the ILN’s member in Missouri, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. required a consultation with a number of Latin American jurisdictions regarding privacy laws. Together with Alan Griffiths, the ILN’s Executive Director, Luis Lavalle Moreno of Martinez, Algaba, De Haro, Curiel y Galvan-Duque, S.C. of Mexico spearheaded the effort.
The two contacted and coordinated with member firms in the target regions, including Cordero & Cordero Abogados in Costa Rica and Aninat Schwencke & Cia in Chile. ILN members also assisted in connecting Lewis Rice with other contacts in the region where the ILN is not currently represented, to ensure that the client’s needs were met quickly and professionally. Luis Lavalle Moreno shared that:
It was a very good experience, because we were able to review and work together with all of the jurisdictions in a very specific issue of law having to do with privacy laws."
Stan Johnston of Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C. added that
The ILN was essential in finding and coordinating counsel in 11 jurisdictions throughout Latin America. We have found a very valuable resource in the Martinez Algaba firm, and look forward to working with Luis Lavalle Moreno in the future."
The ability for member firms in multiple jurisdictions to pool their collective experience under one coordinating body is a significant benefit in meeting clients’ needs on a global scale.