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.

  • 439 Members

  • 389 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 395 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Janet L. Dhillon

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Burlington Stores, Inc.

Janet L. Dhillon is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL), a nationally recognized retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices.  Burlington operates over 500 stores across the United States.  In her role as General Counsel, Ms. Dhillon is responsible for all aspects of the legal function at Burlington.    

Janet L. Dhillon was the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for J.C. Penney. Janet joined J.C. Penney in 2009, and previously held the role of senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for US Airways. Prior to joining US Airways, she spent 13 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She is now working at Burlington Stores, Inc.

Andrew Kent is Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Financial Services and Restructuring department at McMillan. In addition to his active Finance practice, he focuses on the legal community, serving as Chair of the Joint Task Force on Business Insolvency Law Reform of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals from 2001 to 2005. He has been an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (FIIC).
In addition to his responsibilities as managing partner, Mr. Pearlman advises and represents clients in private equity transactions, as well as in the corporate aspects of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. Mr. Pearlman’s private equity experience over the past 35 years has included representing leveraged buyout sponsors, management and providers of debt financing in complex and often high-profile LBO transactions. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving public and privately held entities and in the financing of acquisition transactions. 

Aare Tark

Managing and Founding Partner


Managing Partner, founder of TARK in 1991. Aare Tark is one of the most recognised and experienced litigation lawyers in Estonia and the Baltics. Aare is a member of corporate and commercial law,  dispute resolution and energy law practice group.  He has represented the Government of the Republic of Estonia in several civil disputes both as a representative and as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings.
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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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