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.

  • 437 Members

  • 387 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 395 Organizations

  • 59 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

John Daniels became chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady LLP after serving as chairman since 2007. Daniels, a Harvard Law graduate and formerly the national president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, has established an impressive career in the practice of law, representing national, regional, local and governmental owners and investors. Daniels has won numerous awards for his leadership and advocacy of diversity, including the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association and the 2013 Presidential Legacy Award from the National Bar Association, and 2013 national Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA Association.
Robert E.  Bostrom

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. 
Mr. Dannhauser is now retired. He joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 1975. He was named as the Firm's Executive Partner in 1989, becoming Chairman in 2002, a position he held through the end of 2012. Mr. Dannhauser continued in a consulting capacity through 2015 endeavoring to expose his client and community relationships to the Firm. He played a key role in crafting and executing the business strategies that catapulted Weil into the top tier of international law firms, expanding from its headquarters in New York to comprise 20 offices on three continents, over 1,100 attorneys, and more than 1,400 staff members. Under Mr. Dannhauser's watch, the Firm successfully built new practice areas that have become drivers for the Firm's overall success. Also, Mr. Dannhauser was instrumental in the creation of the Firm's institutional practice and the development of major client relationships.
Norm Bacal joined Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office in October 2016 as Co-chair, IP Strategy.  Previously, Norm was national co-managing partner of Heenan Blaikie until the end of 2012, where his role was to build the firm from a series of regional offices to one of Canada’s best known law firms.
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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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