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.

  • 424 Members

  • 380 Lawyers

  • 42 Corporate Counsel

  • 380 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Alan M. Klinger serves as the firm's Co-Managing Partner and also functions as the Co-Chair of Stroock's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Klinger is also a member of Stroock's Executive Committee, and chairs its Legal Personnel Committee. He represents parties in complex civil litigation and has a proven track record of achieving successful results, whether through negotiation or litigation. Mr. Klinger is integrally involved in the firm's representation of public sector unions and employee benefits funds. He also functions in the Government Relations group, concentrating on administrative proceedings, healthcare and land use matters. Mr. Klinger has served as an adjunct professor of civil procedure. 
In 2003, Mario Di Stefano founded DSM Di Stefano Moyse. Prior to founding DSM, Di Stefano Moyse, Mario Di Stefano was a legal counsel, and managing partner with a Luxembourg fiduciary, and later partner in a Luxembourg law firm. His practice areas include: commercial and business law, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment and social security law, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, and tax. Mario Di Stefano publishes on legal topics in the specialised press and in books in French, English, German and Italian. He is a member of the Real Estate Committee of AMCHAM (Luxembourg).

Fernando Vives Ruiz

Executive Chairman and Managing Partner


Mr. Vives Ruiz has been Managing Partner of Garrigues since September 2009. He is also partner in charge of the Garrigues Corporate/Commercial Law area. In addition to managing the firm and his practice, he is a Lecturer at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Centro de Estudios Garrigues and at ESADE.

John A. Barbour

CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

John A. "Jack" Barbour is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Chairman of its Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on real estate development and financing as well as complex commercial transactions. He also advises and counsels high-net-worth family businesses. 

Jack is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Allegheny County and has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security. 
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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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