09 Jul 2021

Law firm network TerraLex names first CEO

Terri Pepper Gavulic has been elected to lead the 19,000-lawyer strong network

Terri Pepper Gavulic speaking at the 2019 Law Firm Marketing Summit in London

Terri Pepper Gavulic speaking at the 2019 Law Firm Marketing Summit in London

Global law firm network TerraLex has enhanced its governance structure by electing Terri Pepper Gavulic as its new chief executive officer. 

She will step up as the network’s first full-time CEO, a move it said reflects the ‘maturity and evolution’ of the organisation’s leadership model. Gavulic previously served as the network’s executive director and chief business officer, where she was responsible for the oversight and management of the association’s day-to-day operations and the development of the network’s global business strategy as part of its leadership team.  

She is also a long-time chair of the Law Firm Marketing Summit, which is co-hosted by Global Legal Post and takes place this year on 5 October.

Prior to joining Terralex in 2016, Gavulic spent roughly five years as director of legal support for Atlanta-based labour and employment firm Fisher & Phillips, where she oversaw the operations of the firm’s 32 offices and managed office operations, legal project management, client and customer service, firm growth issues, training and coaching, as well as special projects for the firm's management committee.  

Before that, she spent nine years as vice president of professional services consulting firm Hildebrant, according to her Linkedin profile, and has more than a decade of experience working in various in-house law firm roles. 

Tim Brown, chair of TerraLex and partner at UK member firm RPC, said: “This development in the network’s senior leadership is a testament to the growth and evolution of TerraLex as a leading law firm network.” 

He added: “[Gavulic] is sure to excel in this role and help lead TerraLex’s team of highly experienced professionals as they work to carry out the business goals of our member firms and their clients.”  

Gavulic’s appointment places her at the helm of one of the world’s largest global law firm networks. TerraLex currently boasts 155 independent member firms, with more than 19,000 attorneys working across the Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific regions.  

Founded in 1993, the Miami-based network’s member firms cover more than 20 practice groups, including antitrust and competition, banking, bankruptcy and insolvency, general corporate and securities. As part of the association, member firms operate as separate enterprises and retain the right to work with any law firm or client.

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This year's Law Firm Marketing Summit will be chaired by Gavulic and Moray McLaren, co-founder of Lexington Consultants, and take place on an interactive virtual platform on 5 October. It will bring together managing partners, senior business development and marketing professionals, general counsel and world-class advisers to debate how law firms can best position themselves to thrive in the post-pandemic era. For sponsorship enquiries email mariasunderland@globalcitymedia.com and to reserve a delegate place email jasmindersoor@globalcitymedia.com.

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