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

  • 46 Corporate Counsel

  • 393 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Herbert Gerson is a partner at Ford & Harrison. His practice focuses on traditional labor and employment issues and he has co-chaired the Labor and Employment Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Subcommittees of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations.

Robert Giles

Managing Partner Emeritus

Perkins Coie LLP

Bob Giles served as the firm’s managing partner from 1986 through 2014, overseeing the firm's growth to more than 1,000 attorneys in 19 different offices.  He continues to assist on a number of administrative and special projects. Bob began at Perkins Coie in 1974.  He focused his practice in the areas of partnerships, tax planning, real estate syndications and general corporate practice.
Robert M. Dell served as the Global Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins, and chaired the firm’s Executive Committee for 20 years before retiring at the end of 2014. During Mr. Dell's tenure as Chair and Managing Partner, Latham experienced tremendous success, growing from nearly 600 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, to its current size of more than 2,200 lawyers in 33 offices, including 600 lawyers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Dell started his law practice in Chicago at a litigation boutique firm which Latham acquired in 1982. In 1990, he relocated to San Francisco to launch a new office for Latham and serve as its first office managing partner. In 1994, Latham’s partners elected Mr. Dell — only 42 at the time — as Latham's firmwide Chair and Managing Partner. He was subsequently reelected to a second, third and fourth five-year term.
Marialuisa (ML) Gallozzi has helped for-profit and nonprofit policyholders develop and execute efficient and practical insurance recovery strategies that have secured over half a billion dollars for complex, high-value claims. She also helps clients to place and renew insurance coverage, transfer risk in contracts and transactions, and prepare for and manage crises.
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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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