Bell Nunnally Managing Partner Christopher B. Trowbridge has been elected Chairman of Legalink, a Chambers-ranked global network of 68 independent business-oriented law firms with more than 3,500 attorneys across the majority of the world’s main commercial centers. Bell Nunnally has been a member since 2015. Trowbridge, whose term as chairman will span 2024 and 2025, previously served as Vice Chairman of Legalink.
“Bell Nunnally’s membership in Legalink and the incredible reach and depth of thought-leadership it has provided our clients has been invaluable,” said Trowbridge. “This organization was always highly attractive to me as it expands the reach of our Texas-based firm and facilitates seamless cross-border collaborations in both transactional and litigation and arbitration matters. I’m honored to serve as Chairman of this impressive global organization and excited to lead this amazing group of professionals representing the finest law firms around the world.”
Legalink offers members access to multi-jurisdictional resources, including a regional legal services coordination, a vetted referral network and a worldwide knowledge base.
Representative member collaborations include advice on multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, cross-border international arbitrations, labor and employment counsel for companies with offices or employees in foreign jurisdictions, ESG environmental and regulatory compliance review, and data protection and compliance.
Trowbridge is joined on Legalink’s board by a distinguished group of global law firm leaders:
- Sonia Abraham, Vice Chairman, a partner at Azman Davidson & Co. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who specializes in employment law and industrial relations.
- Alejandro Ripoll González, Committee Member, a founding partner at Ramos Ripoli & Schuster in Mexico who specializes in foreign investment, energy, and mergers & acquisitions.
- Göran Andersson, Treasurer, a partner at Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, public procurement, and corporate and commercial contracts.
At Bell Nunnally, Trowbridge protects his clients’ interests in high-stakes legal matters in Texas, across the United States and internationally. He frequently appears before federal and state district and appellate courts and arbitration forums including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), JAMS and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Trowbridge’s matters have garnered national media attention including being named to Texas Lawyer’s “Hall of Fame Verdicts List” and “Top Verdicts & Settlements.”
Trowbridge has been selected for inclusion in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Litigators in America” for 2024 and The Best Lawyers in America® since 2017, as a Benchmark Litigation “Litigation Star” since 2021 and as a Super Lawyers ‘Texas Super Lawyer’ since 2013. The 2023 Super Lawyers guide features Trowbridge on both the “Top 100 Texas” and “Top 100 DFW” lists – ranking among the highest in the nomination, research and blue-ribbon review process. D CEO Magazine has named Trowbridge multiple times to its “Dallas 500” list, showcasing the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Active in his community, Trowbridge is chairman of the board of directors for the Thanks-Giving Foundation – a gratitude-focused non-profit group that owns and operates Thanks-Giving Square, a contemplation garden and interfaith chapel in Downtown Dallas. He is also a former chairman of the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas; a member of the Communities Foundation of Texas Advisory Council; and a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Southern Dallas Task Force. Trowbridge earned both his J.D. (‘98) and his B.B.A. (‘95) from Baylor University.
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- “Talk of the Town,” Attorney at Law, November 29, 2023.