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

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Mr. Chu is a partner of Irell & Manella LLP. He was Co-Managing Partner of the firm for two terms from 1997 to 2003 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 1985.  He is presently Chair of the Litigation Group. After law school, Mr. Chu clerked for the Honorable Charles M. Merrill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, joined Irell & Manella as an associate in 1977, and became a partner in 1982. Mr. Chu is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Counsel (since 1993) and its Executive Committee (since 1995). Public Counsel is the nation's largest pro bono public-interest law firm. He has previously served on the Board of Governors of the University of California, Los Angeles Foundation. Mr. Chu also has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and has served as a judge pro tem.
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Marc E. Manly

Retired Executive Vice President

Duke Energy

Mr. Marc E. Manly served as an Executive Vice President and President of Commercial Portfolio Organization at Duke Energy Corporation from December 17, 2012 to June 30, 2015. 
Roxana Kahale is the Founding Partner of Kahale Abogados, a law firm whose members have over 15 years of experience in Argentina counseling local and foreign clients. She practices in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Energy, Entertainment, and Antitrust Law. She was selected Co-Chair of The Women Lawyers International Group of the IBA as of January 1, 2009. In 2007, Apertura Magazine voted her the best woman lawyer in Argentina.
Mary Padbury is Vice Chairman of Ashurst and a partner in the intellectual property practice in Melbourne. Mary undertakes intellectual property work for Australian and multinational corporations with a focus on patent litigation.  She is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia and has been a WIPO domain name panellist since 2000. 
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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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