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.

  • 424 Members

  • 380 Lawyers

  • 42 Corporate Counsel

  • 380 Organizations

  • 61 Countries

Advisory Board Spotlight

Kenneth Van Winkle is a member of the firm's Real Estate Transactional Group and focuses his practice on real estate leasing; real estate equity and debt financing; and real estate sales and acquisitions. He has represented many institutional clients in acquiring and disposing of developed and undeveloped multifamily residential, single family residential, commercial, retail and industrial real estate. He has experience handling the joint venture and purchase and sale of multifamily products, retail centers, office complexes, industrial buildings and residential land developments. The representation has included the negotiating and drafting of contracts, coordinating due diligence and closing the transaction.
James Shea, Venable’s chair, maintains an active practice focusing on corporate litigation.  A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he tries cases in both federal and state systems throughout the country. He offers aggressive, thorough corporate counseling, litigation management and trial work.  Supported by a highly efficient staff, he regularly handles very large, complex matters. He has also represented financial institutions, sports franchises, professional service firms and pharmaceutical companies in various commercial matters. 
Alan M. Klinger serves as the firm's Co-Managing Partner and also functions as the Co-Chair of Stroock's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Klinger is also a member of Stroock's Executive Committee, and chairs its Legal Personnel Committee. He represents parties in complex civil litigation and has a proven track record of achieving successful results, whether through negotiation or litigation. Mr. Klinger is integrally involved in the firm's representation of public sector unions and employee benefits funds. He also functions in the Government Relations group, concentrating on administrative proceedings, healthcare and land use matters. Mr. Klinger has served as an adjunct professor of civil procedure. 
Wade Cooper is the firmwide Managing Partner of Jackson Walker. His duties are those of the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, and he chairs two of the major committees of the partnership: the Management Committee and the Compensation Committee. In his legal practice, Mr. Cooper has handled substantial commercial litigation, arbitration, and bankruptcy matters in Texas, and in federal and bankruptcy courts in a number of other states. His clients include telecommunications carriers, national banks and other financial institutions, equipment manufacturers, and technology companies. Mr. Cooper began his practice with Jackson Walker in the Dallas office in 1981. In 1997, he moved to Austin to establish a new office for Jackson Walker.
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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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