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.

  • 440 Members

  • 390 Lawyers

  • 45 Corporate Counsel

  • 397 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Charles “Chuck” Adams, Jr., joined Adams and Reese in 1996 when he and nine attorneys from another law firm opened the firm’s Jackson office. As the initial contact for the Jackson opening, Chuck led the recruiting efforts for the Jackson office. He served as Managing Partner of the firm from 2001 to 2015. His practice areas include transactions, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, corporate/securities, mergers/acquisitions and securities. 

James R. Hubbard

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary


Jim Hubbard joined EverBank in 2015 and brought with him a unique background and wealth of knowledge gained by 25 years of banking law experience. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining EverBank, Mr. Hubbard was SVP and Chief Legal Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp and served in various positions there since 1992. At Fifth Third, he oversaw a wide range of regulatory, risk and compliance issues, including all legal aspects of securities matters, SEC filings, disclosures and debt and equity offerings. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hubbard was with the law firms of Kaye Scholer LLP and Frost Brown Todd LLC. He is a graduate of Colgate University and received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

He is also currently the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for TIAA FSB Holdings, Inc. which operates as a bank holding company for EverBank.

Mehmet Gün is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association and is fluent in English and Turkish. His core practice areas are corporate and M&A, finance, and life sciences. He attended Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul (LL.B., 1980)and Çanakkale Teaching College, Çanakkale (1976).
William Caroselli is a partner of the Pennsylvania law firm of Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Coleman, L.L.C. He concentrates his practice on personal injury law, medical malpractice law, toxic torts and complex litigation, as well as arguing complex matters before the Pennsylvania appellate courts. Attorney Caroselli is a member and past president of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers, a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is also a member of the American Association for Justice, where he served on its Executive Committee. 
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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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