During ALFA International’s (ALFA) Annual Business Meeting on October 28, the membership elected Gary Bague to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Gary’s term as Chairman will run through October 2018. After he completes his term as Chairman, Gary will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Chair Emeritus for two years.
The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing all policies relative to accomplishing the purposes of ALFA, recommending the Corporation’s budget to the Membership, approving applications for membership, supervising the work of the Chief Executive Officer, and otherwise managing the business and affairs of ALFA. As Chairman of the Board, Gary will preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Membership. He will also serve as an ex officio member of all committees, and will have the duties of a president of the Corporation.
ALFA International is a premier network of independent law firms providing clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services throughout the world, as well as offering additional value through seminar and CLE programming, compendia offerings, and networking and relationship building opportunities. ALFA gives clients access to local relationships worldwide.
Founded in 1980, ALFA was the first, and continues to be one of the largest and strongest, legal networks with 150 member firms throughout the world. ALFA’s 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America. ALFA’s 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Haight Brown & Bonesteel is the ALFA member firm in Los Angeles.
Gary has previous experience as a member of the Board of Directors (2012-2015) and as Vice-Chair (2015-2016). He is a past Chair of the Construction Practice Group and a member of the Insurance Practice Group.