Advisory Board

The Best Lawyers Board of Advisors is an esteemed group of distinguished legal professionals from around the world. Almost 400 organizations are currently represented including leaders from many of the world's preeminent law firms and general counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies.

  • 440 Members

  • 390 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 397 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Michael S. Goldberg is a senior trial partner at Baker Botts, with extensive trial experience in complex commercial, governmental and international arbitration matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s international dispute resolution section (international arbitration and litigation). His experience extends to a broad array of international matters involving clients, adversaries, and/or issues in Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Yemen.
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Robert E. Bostrom

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Mr. Robert E. Bostrom has been a Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. since January 1, 2014. Prior to Abercrombie & Fitch in January 2014, Mr. Bostrom served as Co-Chairman of the Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group at Greenberg Traurig LLP, an international law firm. He served as Co-Head of Financial Institutions and Funds Sector and Partner of Dentons US LLP (formerly, SNR Denton) from 2011 to 2012. He served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (also known as Freddie Mac) from February 1, 2006 to July 29, 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience in the legal field. Mr. Bostrom is a frequent lecturer, which includes at Duke University's Directors' Education Institute and has written extensively on these subjects. 
Jim Carroll's practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate finance and securitization. He represents national, international, and regional financial institutions, investment banks, pension funds, and investors in connection with the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, industrial warehouses, merchandise marts, multifamily housing, and residential and planned unit developments, including golf course developments. Jim also represents lenders in warehouse financing of real estate loans and the due diligence of these assets.

Alina Popescu

Founder and Managing Partner

Maravela & Asociatii

With over 13 years of experience as a member of top tier Romanian law firms, Alina has been at the forefront of some of the largest projects and transactions unfolded in Romania, as well as of some of the most significant commercial and investment arbitrations involving Romanian counsels. 

She is highly experienced in commercial & contract law, corporate and employment matters as well as in mergers & acquisitions, having advised a broad range of high profile private clients and multinational corporations in connection with the structuring and implementation of high value investment projects in various sectors, as well as with respect to the successful closing and enforcement of intricate commercial and M&A transactions. 

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Advisory Board Meeting

Bringing together the distinguished members of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board for discussions about management of law firms and in-house legal departments.

  • Wednesday - Thursday

    May 11 - 12, 2016

    Event Starts at 1:00 PM

  • Metropolitan Opera House

    30 Lincoln Center Plaza

    New York, NY 10023

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