The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Ohio!
Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®
As McDonald Hopkins approaches its 90th anniversary in 2020, we are continuing our commitment to providing insight for the challenges at hand, and foresight for the next generation of business. We have thrived as a law firm because of our long-lasting relationships with businesses and individuals who share our entrepreneurial spirit. We work best with people who understand that it takes passion and hard work to build a successful business from the ground up. Our attorneys and professionals continue to help clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues affecting their businesses. As the times change and world evolves, we vow to continue to innovate, grow, and embrace new ways of doing business.

Business Law Department
James E. Stief, Chair
When you are looking for legal services, you want attorneys who care as much about your business’ success as you do. With our firm, you have the expertise of more than 140 attorneys in multiple disciplines at your disposal to assist you in guiding your business. This means you get strategic counseling and legal advice customized to meet your needs. Our attorneys capitalize on years of experience and creative problem solving to help your business overcome its challenges and achieve success.
Business Restructuring Services Department
Sean D. Malloy, Chair
Business restructuring is just that: a business restructuring, not simply a legal issue. When you are restructuring your business, you need business-based solutions. And, if you are a lender, creditor or a potential buyer, you want someone with experience on both ends of the table who can guide you through the process. Our focus is on efficiently providing advice on your situation and assisting you in achieving the optimal result – even in a difficult environment. We have one of the largest and most sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring practices focused on the middle-market. Because restructuring often requires other expertise, we work as a team with you, your other advisors and the other experienced professionals at our firm to provide the most complete business and legal advice.
Intellectual Property Department
David P. Cupar, Chair
The singular focus of our intellectual property department is to help our clients stay a step ahead. We provide powerful, cutting-edge legal and business expertise across all facets of intellectual property law. Our team of experienced intellectual property attorneys delivers a comprehensive range of innovative solutions and insightful industry expertise across a diverse group of technical disciplines. Every client’s needs and goals are different – but with our hands-on, in-depth approach you get a team of attorneys who understand your business and provide customized service designed to meet your needs. With extensive bench strength and by employing the latest technology and strategies in the courtroom, we are able to consistently deliver cost-effective results to a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Litigation Department
James J. Giszczak, Chair
Our lawyers have tried – and won – virtually every manner of litigation dispute. With extensive bench strength and by employing the latest technology and strategies in the courtroom, we are able to consistently deliver cost-effective results to a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and individuals. Our firm includes interdisciplinary teams of attorneys with particular experience handling specific types of litigation.
Tax and Benefits Department
Jeffrey P. Consolo, Chair
Tax planning needs to be strategic. Working together with other advisors, we help clients develop comprehensive business and tax plans , identifying the most effective solutions to meet financial goals. Our experience in all areas of federal, state and local taxation gives us the ability to provide strategic counseling when assisting with tax-related legal issues.
To learn about McDonald Hopkins’ 90th anniversary, visit:
Carl Grassi
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5448
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.