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

Alexandre Bertoldi is socio-manager and member of the Steering Committee of Pinheiro Neto Advogados. With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, Pinheiro Neto is among the largest companies in Brazil, and is recognized as one of the best in Latin America, with nearly 800 members, of which about 400 are lawyers.  Bertoldi operates in business, focusing on M & a and Banking, Financial and Foreign Exchange, having worked in recent years in national cases of world prominence. In 2007, Alexander was named "Manager of the Year" by the publication Latin Lawyer.   Graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo in 1984 and an MBA from the University of Glasgow (1990). 
Pat Swan is a trial lawyer and represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts throughout California and the United States. He has extensive experience in intellectual property, trade secrets, business, environmental, securities, fraud, personal injury, product liability, white-collar fraud, false claims, and commercial law matters. Pat also served as a federal criminal prosecutor for eight years and has substantial grand jury, jury trial, and appellate experience.

Kåre Stolt

Senior Partner


Kare Stolt is Senior Partner at Accura. Mr. Stolt also heads the Mergers and Acquisitons team at the firm. Kare was one of the founders of ACCURA in 1999. Previously, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and managing director of Tellabs Danmark A/S (formerly DSC Communications A/S).

W. Russell Welsh

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Polsinelli PC

W. Russell Welsh has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polsinelli  since 1998. Mr. Welsh is formerly the Chairman of the firm's Litigation Department. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and he is a former Chairman of an American Bar Association Products Liability Committee. Mr. Welsh was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C.
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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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