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.

  • 341 Members

  • 297 Lawyers

  • 32 Corporate Counsel

  • 306 Organizations

  • 57 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

W. Mark Lanier is the founder of The Lanier Law Firm, where he also serves as lead litigation counsel. Mr. Lanier is certified as a personal injury trial specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and practices nationwide. In addition to his active practice, Mr. Lanier serves on the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development and the Board of Directors for the National Center for State Courts.

Marcus V. Brown

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Entergy Corporation

Marcus V. Brown was named executive vice president and general counsel in 2013. Prior to that, in January 2012, he was named senior vice president and general counsel. In his role as general counsel, Brown is responsible for all legal, ethics and compliance matters affecting Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries, including providing counsel to the chairman and CEO, board of directors, and senior management. Brown also is a member of the Office of the Chief Executive or OCE. The OCE, in conjunction with the CEO, establishes vision, strategic direction, objectives and plans to create sustainable value for Entergy’s four stakeholder groups: owners, customers, employees and communities. Brown also leads the company’s 75 attorneys who work in 10 jurisdictional offices and in six practice groups, handling major transactions, regulatory proceedings, nuclear matters, litigation, environmental, and employment issues.
Jeffrey is the co-chairman of McDermott and chairman of the Firm's Management Committee. He previously served as global head of McDermott's Trial Department and head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and counseling to Boards of Directors and senior business executives. He represents corporations, board of directors, senior executives and other individuals in a variety of complex civil litigation and criminal prosecutions involving a broad range of industries, including health care, manufacturing and financial services. 
Philippe Dupont is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach law firm and head of the firm’s Banking and Finance business unit. He specialises in banking and finance and has considerable experience in bank regulatory matters as well as capital markets, lending, securities and structured finance transactions and litigation in finance matters. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1986. He is a Conciliator and Arbitrator at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Philippe Dupont holds a Master's degree in law from the Université de Paris (France) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (U.K.). 
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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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