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Advisory Board

The Best Lawyers Board of Advisors is an esteemed group of distinguished legal professionals from the around the word. 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.

  • 429 Members

  • 374 Lawyers

  • 55 Corporate Counsel

  • 388 Organizations

  • 59 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Linda A. Klein is senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson and recently completed a six-year term on the Firm's Board of Directors. Her practice includes most types of business dispute resolution, including contract law, employment law and professional liability. She has worked extensively with clients in the construction, higher education and pharmaceutical industries. 

Alan J. Hoffman

Chairman and Managing Partner

Blank Rome LLP

Mr. Hoffman serves as chairman and managing partner of Blank Rome, LLP. In this capacity he oversees the Firm’s day-to-day operations, implements the Firm’s growth strategy for its expanding national and international platform, and manages the overall leadership, direction, profitability and culture of the Firm. His practice consists of handling complex corporate and criminal litigation and he has extensive trial and appellate experience in both the federal and state courts.
Steven Fineman is Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. In addition to his active litigation practice and management of the firm, he is the President of the Public Justice Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Civil Justice Foundation. He has been appointed to numerous leadership roles in the legal community. He is a long-time member of the board and is a past President of the Public Justice Foundation. He is currently the co-chair of the Securities Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession, and the Advisory Board of the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.

In addition, Mr. Fineman is a member of the National Commission and the New York Regional Board and Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Fineman writes and lectures frequently on complex litigation and the business of the law.

Larry A. Barden

Partner and Management Committee Chair

Sidley Austin LLP

Larry Barden is a partner in the Corporate practice group in Sidley’s Chicago office, and currently serves as chair of the firm’s Management Committee. He has been a member of the firm's Executive Committee since 1999 and its Management Committee since 2011. His principal areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, securities/corporate finance, strategic counseling/corporate governance and private equity/venture capital. 
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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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