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.

  • 431 Members

  • 386 Lawyers

  • 41 Corporate Counsel

  • 384 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Dr. Andreas Urban has been a lawyer and notary of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Admitted since 1983. His practice areas include employment, corporate/M&A, IP, media & technology, litigation/arbitration, and private clients. He is a member of the Work Group on Employment and Labor Law of the German Bar Association and Work Group for Corporate Counsel of the German Bar Association.
Mr. Chu is a partner of Irell & Manella LLP. He was Co-Managing Partner of the firm for two terms from 1997 to 2003 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 1985.  He is presently Chair of the Litigation Group. After law school, Mr. Chu clerked for the Honorable Charles M. Merrill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, joined Irell & Manella as an associate in 1977, and became a partner in 1982. Mr. Chu is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Counsel (since 1993) and its Executive Committee (since 1995). Public Counsel is the nation's largest pro bono public-interest law firm. He has previously served on the Board of Governors of the University of California, Los Angeles Foundation. Mr. Chu also has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and has served as a judge pro tem.
Jim Rishwain is Pillsbury’s Firm Chair. His primary responsibility is to develop and execute Pillsbury’s strategic plan and policies as adopted by the Pillsbury Board. He is the board’s key advisor, the top executive, and its chief visionary, decision maker, and communicator. 
Larren Nashelsky is the Chair of Morrison & Foerster. As Chair and Chief Executive Partner, a role he has held since 2012, he takes the lead in setting policy and providing strategic direction to the firm. He has represented all of the major constituencies in restructurings, including debtors, bank groups, official creditors’ committees, ad hoc committees and distressed investors in the real estate, financial services, telecommunications, gaming, transportation, chemical, energy, satellite, and natural resources industries. Mr. Nashelsky is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for New York and the Best Lawyers Board of Advisors. 
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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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