Rudy Gaines To Help Drive Forward Firm’s Transatlantic Growth Strategy
Irwin Mitchell is continuing to target further international growth with the consultancy appointment of Rudy Gaines as its client liaison representative for its US desk.
Based in the US, Rudy is a creative marketer and business developer who has spent over 20 years working with companies and law firms both in the US and internationally.
In his consultancy role at Irwin Mitchell, Rudy will drive forward the firm’s strategy of supporting clients conducting their business activities in the US and for US individuals and businesses in relation to their activities and legal requirements in the UK. The firm has similar arrangements in other key global jurisdictions.
Georgie Collins, partner and Head of Irwin Mitchell’s US desk, said: “The US market is so important to the UK and our recent UK Powerhouse report highlighted that it ranks the highest for foreign direct investment into the UK and also number one for job creation on the back of this investment.
“I’m absolutely thrilled Rudy has joined our international team and US desk. Rudy’s role is a key strategic appointment for our international growth strategy and for our transatlantic clients and relationships. Rudy will support our existing transatlantic clients and with his proven track record, will I’m sure, play a pivotal role for Irwin Mitchell in attracting new opportunities and business from the US.”
Commenting on his appointment, Rudy added: “I’m truly excited to be supporting Irwin Mitchell’s efforts in the US. They’re such a strong and effective firm who does a lot of things very well and above all truly understands the business needs of their clients. The US market has not fully awakened to all that Irwin Mitchell has to offer or the outstanding service they provide, but when it does there’ll be a great many transatlantic clients who are exceptionally happy with their work.”
Irwin Mitchell recently appointed Catherine Palmer to head up its French desk. Catherine is a bilingual lawyer with strong senior management background and board experience. She has spent 14 years as General Counsel of International luxury brand, Joseph Group. In her most recent role she was General Counsel for KellyDeli Group where she led a team of five lawyers advising over 11 jurisdictions.
Irwin Mitchell’s international network includes law firms, accountants, corporate financiers, banks, insurers, wealth managers, fiduciaries, trust corporations, chambers of commerce, governing bodies, embassies, trade ministers and expert counsel.
It is active in some of the most important legal and financial organisations and holds advisory and strategic board positions for First Law International (FLI), the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC) and Avrio Advocati. It also has leadership roles within organisations such as the Pan European organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (Peopil) and the American Association of Justice (AAJ).
Irwin Mitchell is also a strategic partner of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT). Its family law experts are members of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and its Intellectual Property experts are members of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group (PTMG).