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

Ed O’Keefe, former General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation, advises and represents financial institutions. Having also headed or served as a senior executive with the bank’s compliance, technology, human resources and operations functions, Ed’s broad experience includes all aspects of litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, cybersecurity, risk management and compensation, including the structuring and management of pension and equity plans. 
Keith Teel litigates patent and product liability cases. He emphasizes trial work, but has also argued in various appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has extensive experience developing and overseeing the enactment of state legislation focusing on liability issues, and is highly experienced in handling issues involving sensitive political or public policy considerations. Mr. Teel co-chairs the firm’s patent litigation practice group.
Stephen C. Mahon is global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund investing and corporate financing activities. He also provides advice on matters such as corporate governance, securities law, strategic investments and joint ventures. Prior to becoming the firm’s managing partner, Mr. Mahon served as Squire Sanders’ global business practice leader, as a member of the firm’s management committee and as chair of the firm’s private equity practice group.
Thomas V. Girardi has represented victims in wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance and toxic torts cases for nearly 50 years. Mr. Girardi was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar in 2003. He is also a former president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council.
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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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