Fulbright Receives Client Choice Award at International Bar Association's Annual Meeting
Honor Received at IBA's Annual Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic
Award Honors Fulbright as Top Firm for Client Service in the United States
Washington, D.C./Houston – The international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. received the Client Choice Award as the top firm for client service in the United States from the International Law Office, the official online media partner to the International Bar Association (IBA) and an international media partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel. The award was presented to Fulbright at the IBA’s annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 27, 2005. The prestigious award honors the top law firm in 34 jurisdictions, based on survey responses received from more than 1,000 corporate counsel.
Jeff Blount and Mark Baker, co-heads of Fulbright's International Department,
accept the ILO Client Choice Award as exclusive U.S. law firm
Steven B. Pfeiffer, chair of Fulbright’s Executive Committee, stated, “Fulbright is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients – locally and internationally – to serve as their trusted advisors and assist in meeting their business goals. We are pleased that this commitment has been recognized by general counsel and has resulted in the firm being named as the top law firm for client service in the United States.”
Fulbright’s over 950 lawyers advise and represent U.S. and non-U.S. businesses with regard to their investments and disputes in the United States and on their international activities in virtually every part of the world. The firm’s International Department comprises more than 130 attorneys from eight U.S. offices and three international offices in Asia and Europe. Fulbright’s attorneys have considerable experience in a wide array of business and legal issues involved in cross-border transactions and disputes resolution.
Firms selected for the Client Choice Award were rated in the following areas: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, depth of team, response time, sharing of experience and use of technology. The results of the survey were combined with in-depth interviews and additional research to compile the final list of outstanding client service law firms worldwide.
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Accepting the award on the firm’s behalf in Prague were Jeffrey A. Blount, co-head of the firm’s International Department and partner-in-charge of the Hong Kong office, and C. Mark Baker, co-head of both the International Department and International Arbitration Practice. Commenting on the award, Baker said, “We have a long tradition of placing our clients first while delivering outstanding and cost-effective legal services. To receive the ILO Client Choice Award at the annual meeting of the IBA, which is the worldwide voice of the legal profession, makes this important Award even better.”
Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is one of the leading legal update services for major companies worldwide. With over 23,000 subscribers, it is a key portal through which law firms can communicate with clients. Recognized for the pre-eminent service it provides, ILO became the Official Online Media Partner to the International Bar Association in 2002 and an International Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2005. More information can be found about ILO and the Client Choice Awards at www.internationallawoffice.com/ChoiceAwards/2005/.