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Legal Network Affiliations



Lori D. Thompson

  LeClairRyan is one of eight law firms in the United States selected through an in-depth screening process to participate in AdvanceLaw, a new model in legal service delivery that helps major company general counsel identify and retain quality law firms that have been vetted for their ability to provide strong value. Our firm demonstrates the characteristics of quality, client-service, efficiency, and innovation that general counsel of participating companies seek in their outside counsel relationships.


C. Erik Gustafson


USLAW NETWORK is a national organization composed of 60 independent, defense-based law firms with more than 3,500 attorneys covering the entire United States. Membership is by invitation only. Law firms in the network are fully vetted and subject to a rigorous review process prior to admission, AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, possess broad commercial legal capabilities and have substantial litigation and trial experience.  Click here for an electronic brochure (PDF).

State Law Resources   

James Patrick Guy, II


State Law Resources, Inc., is a network of independent law firms. Firms (one for each state and the District of Columbia) are selected for their experience in government relations and administrative and regulatory law at the state and federal level. Each member firm must have unique public-and private-sector experience. SLR can assist in coordinating legal and government relations strategy and reduce administrative burdens in finding and coordinating representation.


Charles E. Osthimer, III


The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC) is a non-profit association with more than 100 corporate members representing a broad cross-section of American and international product manufacturers. Member companies seek to contribute to the improvement and reform of law in the United States and elsewhere, with emphasis on the law governing the liability of manufacturers of products. Several hundred of the leading product liability defense attorneys in the country are members of PLAC.


Charles G. Meyer, III


The Professional Lines Attorney Network is a national organization of independent, AV-rated law firms, specializing in all aspects of professional lines law. Member firms become part of the network by invitation only and undergo a rigorous review process to ensure the highest quality representation to clients. PLAN attorneys are highly skilled in both coverage and defense.

International Law Firms

Thomas M. Wolf



For overseas matters, LeClairRyan uses The International Alliance of Law Firms, a network of select business-oriented law firms from around the world. Established to allow clients to receive global legal services, the Alliance has 56 firms from 43 countries. Candidates for membership in the Alliance undergo a detailed selection procedure to ensure that every member firm affords its clients: professional excellence, the highest standard of ethics, timeliness, service strength, practical solutions and knowledge of local business culture. LeClairRyan lawyers personally know lawyers in the Alliance member firms and have worked with many of them. LeClairRyan shareholder Tom Wolf served as president of the Alliance 2003-2005.