Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by their peers. For more than four decades, our publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Our lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for a lawyer are positive enough for recognition by Best Lawyers, that lawyer must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Best Lawyers is actively expanding our commitment to company culture by including not only a point of contact for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), but also through practice. There’s been expansion and focus on creating, running and measuring the impact of cultural programs and initiatives for Best Lawyers. Our highly skilled HR Manager will draw upon their human resources expertise and passion for cultural behaviors. There’s advocation for employees as well as a consulting for best practices and procedures for public-facing communications and brand representation.
As a company, we recognize that a talented and diverse workforce is a key competitive advantage and the company’s success reflects the quality and skills of its diverse employees. We benefit by bringing together high-quality people with different backgrounds, perspectives and professional experiences. Our focus and expansion DEI shows value in diversity in all aspects of the business and is committed to creating an environment where the contribution of all its employees is received fairly and equitably. The responsibility and awareness for cultural compliance plays a huge part in our values and further enhances our company culture. Our employees feel comfortable that there is an informed and unbiased space (and individual) to discuss concerns related to workplace challenges, be they professional or personal. Our message as a company is clear: there’s room for everyone to be exactly who they are! Our workplace culture is all about respecting employees, acknowledging our differences and providing a nurturing and effective environment where all those things can coexist.
Best Lawyers also understands the importance of maintaining relevant and inclusive outward messaging when it comes to DEI. The vision for DEI will work in tandem with our marketing initiatives and communication strategies to ensure Best Lawyers maintains an inclusive and culturally sensitive brand presence. Our goal is to deliver maximum value to all members of the organization and our clients. The addition of DEI is a bookmark in how we move forward with our practices and who we are as people, not just professionals. We are not a company that outwardly reflects this immersion of culture or diversity, but our conversations, intentions with awareness and work environment can start that process. Employees will no longer be the only ones aware of our best practices. Our continued commitment to company culture will now be seen in our communities, social media platforms and client or customer interaction.
“The legal profession serves a critical purpose. As the leader of a company, I rely on that counsel constantly to help us make business decisions. Lawyers have become consultants as well as providers of sound legal advice, and their growth continues to parallel that of Best Lawyers.”
“My goal is for Best Lawyers to be a brand recognized beyond the legal industry. I want people to know who we are and the value we can bring to their lives and businesses. They should come to us as the true resource for finding what they need.”
“Though Best Lawyers has been the leader in our space for over 40 years, we still operate with the energy of a much younger company. Writing this next chapter of our company history with the same team is extremely inspiring and I am grateful to continue to work with my colleagues.”
“I am proud to lead many of our partnerships. I think what sets Best Lawyers apart as an organization is that we really do take care of our own. That extends to all employees at all levels and I am living proof.”
“Best Lawyers recognizes legal professionals for reasons beyond multimillion-dollar resolutions or high-profile verdicts. What makes them shine is their tenacity and willingness to be the voice of their client. Telling each story is at the heart of what we do – it is challenging, but also a lot of fun.” ...
“This is one of the most wholesome organizations that I've worked for. There are high levels of candor, compassion, and communication company wide. This allows everyone to feel like they've got a stake in the work they do for the company. I feel that these values have been instrumental to our success.” ...
Advisory Board Member
Tom Minogue is the Chairman of Thompson Coburn. His legal practice is focused on corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and finance. He has over 30 years of experience in board of director counseling, business acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, shareholder relations and redemptions, private placements, commercial finance, asset securitizations and other types of corporate work. Tom regularly represents both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. He has successfu...
Catalin Baiculescu has advised on many high-profile mergers & acquisitions and Romanian privatisations, and is recognised as an expert in the due diligence process, the negotiation of assets and share-purchase agreements, as well as post-acquisition restructuring matters. As recognition for his legal publishing activity, Catalin Baiculescu has been admitted as Honorary Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a Parliame...
Advisory Board Member
Giovanni Nardulli focuses on mergers and acquisitions with emphasis on international transactions. He represents Italian and foreign clients, private and listed, including multinationals and private equity funds, in significant M&A transactions, joint-ventures, privatizations, company and commercial law issues and real estate transactions.
Kenneth M. Doran is the Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn LLP and serves as the Chairman of the Firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Doran has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, leveraged buy-outs and "going private" transactions, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations and other restructurings. Mr. Doran regularly counsels clients regarding corporate governance issues, fiduciary duties and o...
Rainer Hilli is the managing partner of Roschier and the Head of its Intellectual Property practice. Roschier is a leading law firm in the Nordics. The firm’s offices are located in Finland and Sweden. He has a wealth of experience in intellectual property transactions and intellectual property litigation including multi-jurisdictional patent litigation.
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