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Richard Krieg Selected to Serve on ALFA International’s Board of Directors

ALFA International is proud to announce the elevation of six new members to its board of directors.

Peter Marlette of Damon & Morey LLP in Buffalo, New York, who will assume the role of Vice Chair; Richard Krieg of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee; Melanie Cheairs of Lorance & Thompson, P.C. in Houston, Texas; Elizabeth Johnson of Fowler White Burnett, P.A. in Miami, Florida; Brett Bacon of Frantz Ward LLP in Cleveland, Ohio; and John Hutchings of Cornwall Stodard in Melbourne, Australia were elected by their peers to serve a three-year term on ALFA’s 16 member board.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Peter, Richard, Melanie, Elizabeth, Brett and John join our Board of Directors,” said Richard Hetke, CEO of ALFA International. “They’re all exceptional attorneys who are well-respected by their peers in the legal and business community. As leaders in their member firms, they have each played a critical role in helping ALFA fulfill its commitment to providing high quality, cost efficient legal services and I’m confident they will continue their great work on our board.”

ALFA International also recognizes the following outgoing board members for their contributions to the global legal network, and looks forward to continuing partnerships with their respective firms:

  • Alfred Meijboom of Kennedy Van der Lann in Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
  • Sarah Lamar of Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C. in Savannah, Georgia;
  • Joseph Swift of Brown & James, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri;
  • Clark Aspy of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, P.L.L.C. in Austin, Texas;
  • Kara Stubbs of Baker, Sterchi, Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.; and
  • William Trott of Young, Moore, and Henderson, P.A. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About ALFA International

ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA is the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. We have 145 member firms throughout the world. Our 80 U.S. firms represent 92 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Our 65 International firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.

ALFA International’s mission is to provide high quality, cost efficient legal services wherever our clients need them. The ALFA model enables our members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms. ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel. Our member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected  by their peers in the legal and business community.