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.

  • 437 Members

  • 387 Lawyers

  • 46 Corporate Counsel

  • 393 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Thierry Brocas is one of the founders of the firm. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, stock options, LBOs, and acquisition finance and restructurings. He mainly advises French and international groups in connection with the acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1971, he holds a LLM from Harvard Law School (1970), an advanced degree (DES) in law from the University of Paris (1968) and graduated from the Institute for Political Sciences (IEP Paris, 1967). He started his career at Gide Loyrette Nouel, first as an associate and from 1980 as a partner. He then joined Charles-Henri de Pardieu in 1993 to develop the firm.
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Avery S. Fischer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

Avery S. Fischer serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation. 

Marianne D. Short

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

UnitedHealth Group

Marianne D. Short was appointed executive vice president and chief legal officer in 2013. She is responsible for overseeing legal, regulatory and compliance matters across the enterprise. She has more than 35 years of courtroom experiences from her work on the court, the Dorsey firm and the Minnesota Attorney General's Office.
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.

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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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