Premier legal industry directory Chambers & Partners in the 2015 edition of its Chambers USA Guide has named Washington, D.C.-based SCG Legal (also known as State Capital Group) one of the top three law firm networks 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.
“This is a great tribute to the tireless and dedicated work of the leadership and staff of SCG Legal and to the exemplary legal services our member firms provide their clients everyday,” said Alan M. Rifkin, SCG Legal chairman and managing partner of Maryland member firm Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC. “We are extremely proud to have been recognized in this way.”
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 counsel, according to a recent survey by the International In-house Counsel Journal, an independent publication.
SCG Legal, of which this firm is a member, is an association of independent law firms founded in 1989 by the former governors of 17 states for the purpose of providing an effective and reliable means of identifying competent local counsel worldwide. Today, SCG Legal is the only network of its kind with a firm in every capital. It also has firms in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington, and in capitals and leading commercial centers in over 80 countries around the globe.