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

Casey Ryan

Global Head of Legal Personnel

Reed Smith LLP

Casey Ryan represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related disputes, including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, equal pay and breach of contract litigation. She has successfully litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and routinely appears before both federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state human relations commissions. She also has successfully defended employers in employment class actions and in litigation brought by the EEOC. 
Prof. Dr. M. Fadlullah Cerrahoglu was born in 1941 and was graduated from the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Law in 1965. In 1971, he completed his PhD at Marmara University (Istanbul) and became a full professor in 1980.
Scott Wulfe is the Managing Partner of the firm. He has an active practice focused on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, and contests for corporate control. He has represented clients in all aspects of the energy industry and has also achieved success for clients in a broad range of other industries, including financial services, aviation, and manufacturing. 

Michael Bramnick

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer


Michael Bramnick is Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer with enterprise-wide responsibility for corporate compliance, ethics, and investigations, as well as for regulatory compliance. He also oversees Sustainability and positiveNRG, the company's philanthropic arm. Michael reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, as well as to the President & CEO. Immediately prior to rejoining NRG in 2014, Michael served as a member of the senior management team at LRN, a leading advisory firm for global companies on matters related to ethics, compliance, corporate culture and governance. Previously at NRG, Michael served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel, as well as Deputy General Counsel, leading the litigation function and building the corporate and regulatory compliance functions. Prior to NRG, Michael headed litigation at Millennium Chemicals, a $1.8B publicly traded chemical company, and held in-house positions in the telecommunications and steel industries. He spent the first six years of his career in private practice at Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Michael is a graduate of George Washington University and The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.
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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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