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May 03, 2015 9:02 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of DLA Piper LLP (US)

Company Overview

DLA Piper LLP (US) offers legal advisory services in business, technology, communications, information technology, life sciences, corporate finance, and securities. The firm provides litigation, negotiation, tax compliance, project finance, bankruptcy, employee benefits, and merger and acquisition advisory services. Additionally, it offers restructuring, investment, real estate, public financing, and insurance and reinsurance consulting services. DLA Piper LLP (US) was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in New York, Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Texas, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

203 North LaSalle Street

Suite 1900

Chicago, IL 60601-1293

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for DLA Piper LLP (US)

Global Co-Chief Executive Officer
Global Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chairman of The Board, Global Chairman of Corporate and Finance Practice, Partner and Director
Age: 63
Global Chairman Emeritus and Partner
Age: 79
Regional Managing Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

DLA Piper LLP (US) Key Developments

DLA Piper Announces Partnership Promotions for 2015

Dla Piper announces that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective from 1 January 2015 in the United States and 1 May 2015 for EMEA and Asia Pacific, and were made across a wide spectrum of practice areas throughout 10 countries. Across the firm's practice groups globally, Corporate saw the large intake of new partners with 10 promotions, followed by Litigation & Regulatory with 9 and Intellectual Property & Technology with 8 promotions. The Real Estate and Finance & Projects groups had 6 promotions each with a further 2 in Employment and 1 in Tax. There were 20 promotions in the United States, 9 in the United Kingdom, 8 across Continental Europe, 1 in the Middle East, 4 in Asia and a further 2 in Australia. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below. Full list of partners by office: Baltimore, United States: Brendan Kennedy - Litigation & Regulatory, Bangkok, Thailand: Benjamin Hirasawa - Real Estate, Birmingham, United Kingdom: Gareth Stokes - Intellectual Property and Technology, Chicago, United States: Allen Ashley - Finance & Projects, David Bamlango - Finance & Projects, Mariah DiGrino - Real Estate, Shari Helft Lennon - Real Estate, Cologne, Germany: Jan Eltzschig – Corporate, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Katie Montazeri - Intellectual Property and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany: Torsten Pokropp - Finance & Projects, Christian Schoop - Litigation & Regulatory, Hong Kong, China: Ashley Bell - Litigation & Regulatory, Houston, United States: Steven Torello – Corporate, Aaron Fountain - Intellectual Property and Technology, Leeds, United Kingdom: Matthew Duncombe - Intellectual Property and Technology, Barney Smedley – Restructuring, London, United Kingdom: Melanie James - Corporate James Carter - Litigation & Regulatory, Tony Payne - Litigation & Regulatory Neil Riley – Restructuring, Manchester, United Kingdom: Joseph Frew - Finance & Projects, Melbourne, Australia: Joel Cox – Corporate, Milan, Italy: Alessandra Garzya – Employment, Christian Montinari – Tax, New York, United States: Nickie Cheney – Corporate Victor Levy – Finance, Mark Deckman - Litigation & Regulatory, Northern Virginia, United States: Thomas Hendershot – Corporate, Paris, France: Karine Disdier-Mikus - Intellectual Property and Technology, Jonathan Rofé - Intellectual Property and Technology, Philadelphia, United States: Brian Benjet - Litigation & Regulatory, Rome, Italy: Giulio Maroncelli – Corporate, Sacramento, United States: David Richardson – Corporate, San Diego, United States: Tiffany Miller - Intellectual Property and Technology, Robert Williams - Intellectual Property and Technology, Brooke Killian Kim - Litigation & Regulatory, Seattle, United States: Andrew Ledbetter – Corporate, Shanghai, China: Lillian Duan - Real Estate, Sheffield, United Kingdom: Vikki McKay - Real Estate, Short Hills, United States: David Schwartz – Corporate, Sydney, Australia: Astrid Beemster - Real Estate, Tokyo, Japan: Lawrence Carter – Employment, Washington DC, United States: Randi Bernstein – Finance, Samuel Knowles - Litigation & Regulatory.

DLA Piper LLP (US) Presents at The 3rd Annual Sunshine Backed Bonds Conference, Apr-30-2015 through May-01-2015

DLA Piper LLP (US) Presents at The 3rd Annual Sunshine Backed Bonds Conference, Apr-30-2015 through May-01-2015. Venue: Marriott New York Downtown, 85 West Street, New York, NY 10006, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Apr-30-2015, Ronald Borod, Counsel. May-01-2015, Ronald Borod, Counsel.

DLA Piper Appoints Grant Koch as Head of Private Equity in Australia

DLA Piper has appointed Grant Koch as Head of Private Equity in Australia, effective April 20, 2015. Grant is qualified both in Australia and the UK, having worked in London for a number of years before relocating to Sydney. He joins DLA Piper from Allen & Overy where he was also Head of Private Equity in Australia. Grant specialises in private equity and venture capital transactions, capital management and complex equity arrangements. He has extensive experience having advised many of the most successful private equity investment houses investing in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and the UK.

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