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.

  • 437 Members

  • 387 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 395 Organizations

  • 59 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

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Kathy Mahoney

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

SpartanNash Company

Kathy Mahoney is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of SpartanNash.  Kathy was previously the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Nash Finch since November 2009.

Gary McDiarmid is CEO of Russell McVeagh, a 250 lawyer firm, with a total staff of over 400 shared across our Auckland and Wellington offices. The firm won 4 awards, was nominated for Managing Partner/CEO of the Year and was the only New Zealand firm nominated for the Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year by the ALB Australasian Law Awards 2010.

Gary is a forward thinking and inclusive CEO determined to continue developing a sustainable and diverse workforce. He is proud of the firm’s commitment to supporting a welcoming workplace, and was a driver behind the firm's recent achievement of the Rainbow Tick certification. In addition, Gary is an active member of Global Women and the CEO Champions for Change group.

Gary is an active and visible contributor to New Zealand's legal profession. He was the only New Zealander nominated for law firm leader of the year at the Australasian Law Awards, a finalist in the New Zealand “Walk the Talk” category at the 2016 Diversity Works Awards, and shortlisted for Managing Partner of the Year at the 2016 New Zealand Law Awards.

Andrzej Wiercinski is the co-founder and senior partner at WKB. He heads the M&A team and the Insolvency and Restructuring practice. He also advises WKB clients in state aid matters. Andrzej has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and in legal aspects of business restructurings. He was involved in the first privatization of enterprises and banks in Poland and provided joint venture formation advice. Furthermore he is an expert in financial and tax negotiations and in providing regular legal assistance to corporate clients.
Herbert Gerson is a partner at Ford & Harrison. His practice focuses on traditional labor and employment issues and he has co-chaired the Labor and Employment Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Subcommittees of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations.
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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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