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.

  • 423 Members

  • 379 Lawyers

  • 42 Corporate Counsel

  • 379 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Don Boyd is a consultant and former Global Deputy Chief Executive of Norton Rose Fullbright.

Prior to becoming Global Deputy Chief Executive, Don was Chief Executive Partner of Deacons Australia from 2000 - 2009. Don was National Executive Chairman of Deacons from 1995 to 2000 and was Managing Partner of Deacons’ Brisbane office from 1991-1995. Between 1996 and 2000, he was also Chief Executive Officer of Deacons in Asia where he was responsible for devising the strategy, management and operations of Deacons’ Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei offices.

Don has 40 years’ experience of legal practice. With a background in tax law, Don became an agribusiness specialist although the diversity of his practice later included such high profile projects as the Cape York Space Project.

Gary L. Sasso

President and Chief Executive Officer

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.

Gary Sasso represents business clients in securities fraud and consumer fraud class actions and other complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, in the financial services industry, energy sector, products manufacturing industry, and services sector. Mr. Sasso has tried cases in the areas of securities fraud, business contracts, products liability, professional malpractice, employment discrimination and termination, eminent domain, bankruptcy, construction, administrative law, and land use in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Alfredo O’Farrell has been a partner with Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal since 1978 and he specializes in general corporate and company law, M&A, privatizations, “shareholders disputes” and other related corporate matters as well as in antitrust issues. Within his area of specialization he has advised national and foreign firms in corporate matters, mergers, acquisitions, different antitrust issues, distribution and agency contracts, privatizations and financings. His advice includes operation structuring, acquisition of real estate, contracts relating to the construction of plants and other related matters.

Widely recognized as a pioneer and a thought leader on data privacy and security law issues, Francoise Gilbert has been advising clients on a wide range of domestic and foreign data protection legal issues for more than 30 years. In the early days of data networks and the Internet, she worked with State and Federal elected officials on the development of the laws and legal structures that would apply to the collection, use and transfer of sensitive personal data. Today, her practice is focused on evaluating pending legislation and implementing data privacy and cybersecurity laws for businesses established in the United States and abroad. She counsels clients on complex issues related to compliance, strategy, e-business risks associated with the collection and use of personal information.
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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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