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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. 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 recently included in Clio’s list for “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 for 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.

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In this last part of the series about how to become an authority, I reiterate the definition that I have come to love:

Authority = Expertise* + Influence
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Become an Authority: Influence

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Jonas Forsman heads the M&A group at Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden, which is also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jonas talk about what it was like to be skiing in northern Italy when the pandemic broke

I’ll tell you a secret – the pandemic may not be over, but you can still be networking. Even when networking is primarily done in a virtual way, the substance of it has not changed; only the platform.

So what does that mean when it comes to networking?
Continue Reading 7 of My Favorite Networking Tips – Yes, Even in a Pandemic

Bear with me as I tell you a short story, of a baby blogger named Lindsay. She was four years into her career in the legal industry, still learning by doing, and didn’t think she had much, if anything, to say. A new social media platform called Twitter had launched in 2006, and she joined two years later, finding it a fun community to engage with other legal professionals around the world. It was also a fantastic way to learn – they shared articles and news and had in-depth conversations around them. Almost like sitting together in a room discussing them, only behind a computer screen.
Continue Reading Happy 12th Blogiversary to Zen & the Art of Legal Networking!

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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Originally published on January 2, 2013

Shhhh… don’t tell anyone – particularly the other Rainmaking Trainers and Legal Marketing “experts” out there.

There is no one way to become a rainmaker.  


Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The True Secret to Becoming a Rainmaker (revisited)

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Jim Giszczak is the Chair of the Litigation Department, Co-Chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee at McDonald Hopkins, a member of the International Lawyers Network, where he is

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados, Argentina!
SyLS is the leading legal & tax boutique in business law in Argentina. The cross-border approach of the Firm, the partners’ broad experience in assisting international clients, and a very personal and dynamic approach, are some of the main values of the Firm.


Continue Reading ILN Firm of the Month – Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados, Argentina!

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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HBO is currently airing a documentary entitled Fake Famous.  The movie’s premise is to see if the filmmakers can take three ordinary 20 somethings and turn them into Instagram Influencers.  Without explaining the entire film of the documentarians using fake bots for followers, likes, and comments, they succeed in turning one woman into an “influencer” – which the film explains is someone with a tremendous number of followers.  As a result of this perceived authority, she received a lot of free stuff from companies just to mention them on her Instagram account and enhanced her acting and modeling career.
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Why You Need to Be Known as An Authority

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Lowell Lifschultz is a board member a various for-profit and non-profit organizations and is the ILN’s founding partner, now retired from the formal practice of law. In this episode, Lindsay and Lowell discuss what clients are looking for from their law firms, how