Charles E. McCallum, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TerraLex, a global network of independent law firms.
TerraLex, which has approximately 14,000 attorneys in 150 member law firms in more than 100 countries and 40 states, is one of the top two international legal referral networks in the world. Prior to becoming Chairman, McCallum served as TerraLex's Executive Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman for Membership.
McCallum, who concentrates his practice in corporate and international business law, was recently named chair-elect of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He will become chair of the 45,000-member Section in August 2007. He recently completed a term as editor-in-chief of The Business Lawyer, the Section's peer-reviewed journal written by and for business law practitioners.
McCallum has been recognized in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America and is listed by Chambers USA as one of the leading attorneys in Michigan for his international experience in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Law Practice Management, and a past chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Active in the West Michigan community, McCallum is a past chair of the Michigan District Export Council and a recipient of the West Michigan World Trader of the Year Award. He is also past chair of Priority Health, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Rapids Area Transit Authority and a past president of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
McCallum, who served for six years as managing partner of Warner Norcross and is immediate past chair of the Firm's International Business Practice Group, holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Manchester (England) University Faculty of Law.
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About Warner Norcross & Judd:
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2006, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 180 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. For the third consecutive year, the Firm has a greater percentage of partners listed in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting and as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.