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

James H. Gallegos

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Alliant Energy

Jim joined Alliant Energy in 2010 as Vice President and General Counsel. In 2014, he was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In February of 2015, Jim was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.

From 2003 to 2010, he served as Vice President and Corporate General Counsel for Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Corporation. Prior to Joining Alliant Energy, Jim also worked in a number of roles for Qwest Communications International, Inc., from 1995 through 2003. Prior to Qwest, Jim was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and previously he served as a Law Clerk for a Federal District Court Judge. Before going to law school, Jim worked in the marketing departments as a Market Analyst for the SOO Line Railroad and the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Jim received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado in 1983 and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law Center in 1990, where he graduated cum laude.

Jim is a current member of the board for the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Urban League of Greater Madison.

Satoru Murase advises global corporations regarding cross-border investments and disputes in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He is well known for his representation of major Japanese and Asian corporations in their overseas operations and disputes, as well as major U.S. and European corporations operating in Asia. He provides advice regarding mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate governance, compliance, crisis management, employment, and government relations.
Dr. Francisco González de Cossío focuses his practice on international arbitration, antitrust, and corporate law. He is an expert in arbitration. His main activity is acting as arbitrator in all kinds of cases, particularly in complex ones. Areas of particular specialty are construction and energy. He also acts as advocate and expert. González de Cossío is Director, Treasurer and former Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Mexican Bar Association, as well as its Law and Economics Working Group, President of the Antitrust Commission and active member of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, among other activities.
Peter John Sacripanti represents clients in complex business disputes, including whistleblower actions, products liability litigation, multi-party mass tort matters and bankruptcy litigation. He is co-chair of McDermott and chair of the Firm's Executive Committee. He also serves as liaison counsel to the petroleum industry in various environmental and products liability matters.
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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

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  • Metropolitan Opera House

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    New York, NY 10023

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