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August 01, 2015 2:04 AM 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: 64
Global Chairman Emeritus and Partner
Age: 80
Regional Managing Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

DLA Piper LLP (US) Key Developments

DLA Piper Names Chris Schaeper to the Corporate Practice as Partner in Houston Office

DLA Piper announced that Chris Schaeper has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Houston office. Schaeper’s corporate and securities experience spans a variety of industries, including steel production, tubular goods, mining and manufacturing, oilfield service, distribution, technology, medical products and hospitality. He advises clients involved in M&A transactions; dispositions of private and public entities; venture capital and related investment transactions (institutional and private); and public and private placements of equity and debt securities. In addition, Schaeper is experienced in public securities compliance and secured and unsecured financings at senior, subordinated, mezzanine and angel levels.

DLA Piper Appoints Brian Wheeler as Partner in the Corporate Practice in Northern California

DLA Piper announced that Brian Wheeler has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in Northern California working in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. Wheeler focuses on mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies as well as joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate governance. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and has worked in Tokyo and London for more than a decade. Wheeler has worked on international transactions and matters for clients across a wide array of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, energy and financial services, as well as a particularly strong focus on the technology sector.

DLA Piper Announces Management Appointments

DLA Piper announced that Francisco J. Cerezo and John L. Murphy have joined the firm s Miami office as partners in the Corporate and Finance practices, respectively. In addition, Cerezo will serve as DLA Piper's US Head of Latin America Corporate. Cerezo focuses his practice primarily on international matters, particularly Latin America related cross-border transactions ranging from M&A, joint ventures, and private public partnerships to securities, finance and strategic corporate counseling. He advises US and foreign companies, family groups and sovereigns doing business in the Americas and the Caribbean. Murphy focuses on international financings, capital markets transactions, M&A, workouts and restructurings, franchising, and general corporate matters. He represents leading foreign and domestic businesses and financial institutions in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean in complex international finance and commercial transactions. Cerezo and Murphy join DLA Piper from Foley & Lardner, where Cerezo chaired the Latin America practice and co-chaired the International practice.

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