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.

  • 439 Members

  • 389 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 395 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

From 2000-2012, Keith Wetmore was Chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP, taking the lead in setting policy and providing strategic direction to the firm. During his tenure, the firm has expanded internationally and domestically in key financial and technology centers, and has been ranked on the American Lawyer A-List nine consecutive years. He has represented money center banks as agent in syndicated credit facilities, including multi-billion dollar working capital and acquisition financings, as well as smaller transactions, with particular emphasis in the technology and forest products sectors.
Kai Thøgersen has extensive national and international experience with providing corporate and strategic advice, contract drafting and negotiations in mergers, acquisitions, capital market transactions and other major restructuring processes. Thøgersen is also an experienced team and negotiation leader, and for more than eight years he was the Managing Partner of one of Norway's leading law firms. 
Markus Pfenninger is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. His fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, finance, restructurings, collective investment schemes as well as banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Task Force on the Financial Crisis and a past chair of the IBA’s Subcommittee on Legal Opinions as well as a past co-chair of the IBA’s Banking Law Committee.
Paul D. Bekman, a partner at Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins, is entering his fourth decade as an active trial attorney in Maryland. Mr. Bekman is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was President of the Maryland State Bar Association in 1997-1998, the only plaintiff attorney to hold the seat. He also served as Chair of the University of Maryland School of Law Board of Visitors.
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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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