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May 14, 2013 
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Gray Reed Selected to Join the First Law International Network

First Law InternationalThe Texas (USA) based law firm of Gray Reed & McGraw has joined the First Law International network, the Brussels-based hub of a worldwide legal network of more than 60 leading national law firms known as FLI NET (  Gray Reed was chosen as part of FLI NET’s effort to expand its core focus on the global energy practice.

FLI NET is ranked among the top tier of the leading legal networks as classified by Chambers & Partners (“Elite Global Network”), with members having a presence in more than 70 countries around the world. Each member firm is considered a best-in-class independent national law firm, according to Chambers/Legal 500. Firms are carefully selected to ensure they meet FLI NET's high quality standards and common culture of timely responsiveness and customer satisfaction, while providing a full range of seamless cross-border legal support to a wide range of multinational clients and industries. FLI NET member firms currently employ more than 7,000 lawyers in the world's most thriving economic centers.

"We are honored to have been selected to become only the third U.S. based law firm to participate in FLI NET, and especially look forward to helping FLI NET expand its energy focus," said J. Cary Gray, President and Managing Director of Gray Reed & McGraw. “Being Texas based, but globally focused, we fully expect our participation to expand the ability of FLI NET to offer energy clients of the network the highest quality legal services.  At the same time, we look forward to having the impressive capabilities of FLI NET to support our expanding roster of clients who are regularly engaging in cross-border transactions in all types of industries."

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit