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
VP of Editorial
Jennifer Kain Kilgore serves as AILFN's editorial department, providing
editorial, research, and writing services. She's worked for several companies (including AILFN) as an attorney editor. She was the managing editor of the New England Journal of International & Comparative Law and was published in Volume 18.1. She is a member of the Massachusetts and federal Dist. of MA bars. Ms. Kilgore graduated from Ohio University (B.S., Journalism, cum laude, 2005) and the New England School of Law (J.D., 2012).