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Headquartered in Washington, DC, SCG Legal was founded in 1989 by the former governors of 17 states for the purpose of providing businesses and trade groups an effective and reliable means of identifying competent lawyer-lobbyists. At the time, its focus was principally state-based. However, today it has grown to become a worldwide network of over 145 independent law firms, with more than 11,000 attorneys in approximately 450 offices around the globe.
By combining their skills, experience and influence, SCG Legal member firms here and abroad help companies and trade groups in every industry navigate the complexities of today’s ever-changing legal and legislative landscape.
Where clients are concerned, SCG Legal’s principal value is its one-of-a-kind network of state capital-based law firms, each of which has highly refined legal and lobbying expertise. In fact, SCG Legal’s U.S. member firms each year produce Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook, which is the undisputed authoritative text on state laws governing lobbying and political fundraising.
Premier legal industry directory Chambers & Partners has named SCG Legal the top law firm network in the United States. The Chambers’ guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world.
Chamber & Partners bases its rankings on research performed by 150 full-time editors and researchers employed at its head office in London. It is widely considered the directory on which in-house counsel rely most heavily in finding outside legal counsel, according to a recent survey by the International In-house Counsel Journal, an independent publication.