More than 100 attorneys from across the globe will congregate in Phoenix for the 2011 Mackrell International Annual General Meeting (AGM), where said lawyers will explore cross-border relationships to help companies better conduct business internationally.

This is the first time in 12 years this international conference will be held in the United States. AGM was previously held in Sydney, Athens, Berlin, Istanbul and Buenos Aires.

Lawyers from Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America, the Middle East and South America will be present at the Arizona Biltmore from April 27-30.

Marty Harper, Polsinelli Shughart PC shareholder from the Phoenix office, is the chair of the conference, with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon speaking at the event, discussing foreign investment opportunities in Phoenix and upward economic trends occurring in the Valley.

Mayor Gordon will be speaking on April 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

President of Thunderbird Global School of Management, Dr. Angel Cabrera, will also be speaking at the event, addressing trends in both the local and international economy as well as the legal issues impacting its specific regions. Dr. Cabrera will be speaking on April 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mackrell International has 80 law firm members in 55 countries. It is one of the world’s premier networks of independent legal firms.

According to Harper, Mackrell builds strong relationships among members and plays a critical role in assisting member firms to expand their geographical reach.

[stextbox id=”grey”]2011 Mackrell International Annual General Meeting
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
April 27 – 30[/stextbox]