AILFN Professional Team
With a B.A., M.A., J.D., and LL.M. (Taxation), Stephen McGarry founded World Services Group (WSG), a multidisciplinary network, in 2002. As president, he grew it to 150 firms that have 21,000 professionals in 600 offices in more than 100 countries. In 1989, McGarry founded Lex Mundi, the world’s largest law firm network. As president, he grew it to 160 law firms that today have 21,000 attorneys in 600 offices in 100-plus countries. These two networks represent 2 percent of all the lawyers on earth, whose members bill their clients an estimated $20 billion dollars annually. In 1995, he founded HG.org, one of the first legal websites. Today, it is among the world’s largest sites, with more than 10 million pages and 1.3 million unique users each month who download almost 2 million pages. In 2015, McGarry created the Association of International Law Firm Networks, or AILFN, an association of the leading law firm networks. It objective is to represent the common interests of law firm networks. The largest networks’ members have more than 300,000 lawyers in 5,000 offices in 160 countries, billing their clients $120 billion dollars annually.
McGarry is admitted by exam to the bars of Minnesota, Texas, and Louisiana. In 2002, American Lawyer Media (ALM) published McGarry’s treatise, Multidisciplinary Practices and Partnerships. McGarry has authored numerous articles on associations and international business transactions including The Handbook: Law Firm Networks. His most recent publication, Leaders in Legal Business (2018), has been downloaded more than 15,000 times.
Public Relations & Media
Kami Watson Huyse, APR, founded Zoetica Media. She writes an award-winning blog, Zoetica Talks, on the topic of public relations and social media strategy. Kami is a recognized national leader in the use of social media for public relations. She speaks at social media events and conferences all over the country. Among her many awards in social media, she has earned the SNCR’s 2008 Reputation Management award and IABC’s 2009 Gold Quill of Excellence Award
Jennifer Kain Kilgore is the principal of Writmore, LLC, providing editorial, research, and writing services to a variety of industries. She is also an attorney editor with Enjuris.com, a personal injury website that provides information for people who have been in accidents. She worked as an associate attorney with the Boston-area law firm of Brown & Knight, LLC, concentrating her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, business planning, and real estate. She was the managing editor of the New England Journal of International & Comparative Law and was published in Volume 18.1. Ms. Kilgore has worked with the Massachusetts Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston, and the Boston Municipal Court. She served as attorney editor for the popular financial news website Benzinga.com and was the editorial assistant for two award-winning regional magazines, Berkshire Living and Berkshire Business Quarterly. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Ms. Kilgore graduated from Ohio University (B.S., Journalism, cum laude, 2005) and the New England School of Law (J.D., 2012).