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31 March 20195 minute read

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2019

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 77 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2019 in the United States and May 1, 2019 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions were made across many of the firm's practice areas in 43 different offices throughout 20 countries.

Across the firm's practices globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 20 promotions, followed by Litigation and Regulatory with 18. Real Estate and Intellectual Property and Technology had eleven and ten promotions respectively, whilst there were six in Employment. Finance and Projects and Tax had five and four promotions respectively, while there was one each in Restructuring, Government Affairs and the firm's Office of General Counsel.

In total, there were 23 promotions in the United States, four in Canada, three in Latin America, 22 across Continental Europe, eight in the United Kingdom, four in Asia, three in the Middle East, five in Australia and a further five in New Zealand. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO of DLA Piper, commented, "I would like to congratulate all of our new partners on their promotions. They have all shown strong commitment to client service, excellence and innovation, and will play an invaluable role in the future growth and leadership of our business."

Jay Rains, Global Co-CEO, added, "These promotions demonstrate our ongoing investment in our business and represent the quality, breadth, and depth of DLA Piper around the world. These exceptionally talented new partners have made significant contributions to the firm's growth and development, and we are confident that they will continue to thrive in their new roles. I look forward to working with them in the next stage of their career."

Full list of partners by office:

Aarhus, Denmark
Peter Neve, Corporate

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jochem Beurskens, Corporate
Jian-Cheng Ku, Tax

Atlanta, United States
Sam Snider, Corporate

Auckland, New Zealand
Heath Brunton, Real Estate
Brad Cuff, Litigation and Regulatory
Davida Dunphy, Real Estate
Misha Henaghan, Litigation and Regulatory
Michael Thompson, Finance and Projects

Austin, United States
Joseph Fore, Corporate

Baltimore, United States
Ellen Dew, Litigation and Regulatory

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Laura Ford, Litigation and Regulatory

Boston, United States
Maggie Craig, Litigation and Regulatory
Stephan Harris, Tax

Brussels, Belgium
Alexis Fierens, Intellectual Property and Technology

Chicago, United States
Erin Kirchner, Corporate
Bradley Levy, Real Estate

Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Høj Pedersen, Real Estate

Dallas, United States
Adam Pierson, Litigation and Regulatory
Crystal Woods, Employment

Dubai, UAE
Thérèse Abou-Zeid, Corporate
Eamon Holley, Intellectual Property and Technology
Iain Skinner, Employment

Frankfurt, Germany
Semin O, Litigation and Regulatory

Hamburg, Germany
Sebastian Decker, Corporate
Verena Grentzenberg , Intellectual Property and Technology
Henriette Norda, Employment

Hong Kong, China
Carolyn Bigg, Intellectual Property and Technology
Leo Cheng, Litigation and Regulatory

Houston, United States
Jibin Luke, Corporate

Kyiv, Ukraine
Alla Kozachenko, Corporate

Leeds, United Kingdom
Chris Harvey, Litigation and Regulatory
Ben Peecock, Finance and Projects
Ruth Williamson, Real Estate

Lima, Peru
Janilú Badiola, Corporate

London, United Kingdom
Chloe Forster, Intellectual Property and Technology
Joywin Mathew, Finance and Projects
John Pryor, Corporate
Kate Salter, Office of General Counsel

Los Angeles, United States
Ben Gipson, Employment

Madrid, Spain
Enrique Chamorro, Corporate
Paula González de Castejón, Intellectual Property and Technology
Joaquín Hervada, Litigation and Regulatory

Melbourne, Australia
Sarah Fountain, Litigation and Regulatory

Miami, United States
Ardith Bronson, Litigation and Regulatory
Ryan Girnun, Real Estate
Russell Sass, Corporate

Milan, Italy
Carmen Chierchia, Real Estate
Giovanni Iaselli, Tax
Federico Strada, Employment

Munich, Germany
Sylvia Ebersberger, Intellectual Property and Technology

New York, United States
Jon Venick, Corporate
Jamila Willis, Restructuring

Northern Virginia, United States
Elizabeth Andrews, Tax

Paris, France
Matthieu Lampel, Corporate

Perth, Australia
Shane Murphy, Litigation and Regulatory
Corey Steel, Litigation and Regulatory

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vinicius Pereira, Litigation and Regulatory

San Diego, United States
Richard Bull, Corporate
Amanda Fitzsimmons, Litigation and Regulatory
Laurie Hutchins, Finance and Projects

San Francisco, United States
Amanda Morgan, Litigation and Regulatory

São Paulo, Brazil
Jorge Gallo, Corporate

Silicon Valley, United States
Chung Wei, Intellectual Property and Technology

Stockholm, Sweden
Mats Eriksson, Real Estate
Magnus Oskarsson, Corporate

Sydney, Australia
Nicholas Boyle, Intellectual Property and Technology
José De Ponte, Finance and Projects

Tokyo, Japan
Mitsuharu Kataoka, Real Estate
Takahiro Nonaka, Litigation and Regulatory

Toronto , Canada
Ryan Campbell, Employment
Andrew McFarlane, Corporate
Stephen Morris, Real Estate

Vancouver, Canada
David Spratley, Intellectual Property and Technology

Warsaw, Poland
Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz, Corporate
Michal Pietuszko, Real Estate

Washington, DC, United States
Dawn Stern, Government Affairs