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.
42 Corporate Counsel
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.
Bringing together the distinguished members of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board for discussions about management of law firms and in-house legal departments.
May 11 - 12, 2016
Event Starts at 1:00 PM
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023