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29 April 20205 minute read

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2020

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 67 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2020 in the United States and May 1, 2020 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions have been made across many of the firm's practice areas in 35 different offices throughout 13 countries.

Across the firm's practices globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 19 promotions, followed by Litigation and Regulatory with 15. Intellectual Property and Technology and Finance and Projects had ten and eight promotions respectively, while there were six in Real Estate. Tax and Employment both had four, and there was one in Restructuring.

In total, there were 33 promotions in the United States, three in Canada, one in Latin America, 12 across Continental Europe, 11 in the United Kingdom, two in Asia and five in Australia. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO of DLA Piper, commented: "We are pleased to announce the promotion of 67 new partners across the firm. We have a strong pipeline of talent, and nurturing and promoting our people is central to our values and strategy of providing the best client service. These accomplished new partners have shown that embracing radical change and being a trusted business adviser is at the heart of our commitment to clients, and I would like to congratulate all of them on their promotions."

Jay Rains, Global Co-CEO and Global Co-Chair of the Americas, added: "Each of our new partners have consistently demonstrated exceptional business and legal acumen as well as a highly successful track record serving clients across industries and doing so in collaborative fashion with colleagues from across the global firm. We have ambitious plans for the future and I look forward to our new partners leading the way in their new roles, continuing to build our practice and strengthening our values. I am delighted to welcome them to the partnership and look forward to working with them all."

Full list of partners by office:


Amsterdam, Netherlands
Khaled Dadi, Intellectual Property and Technology
Janet Meesters, Litigation and Regulatory

Atlanta, United States
Forrest Neal, Corporate

Austin, United States
Brent Bernell, Corporate
Kevin Nolan, Corporate
J. Pieratt, Real Estate

Baltimore, United States
Ben Schuman, Litigation and Regulatory

Beijing, China
Reking Chen, Intellectual Property and Technology

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Robert Newman, Corporate

Boston, United States
Katie Insogna, Litigation and Regulatory
Mark Tang, Real Estate

Brussels, Belgium
Orestis Omran, Litigation and Regulatory

Calgary, Canada
Jennifer Arndt, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Chicago, United States
Katie Hausfeld, Litigation and Regulatory
Katie Jahnke Dale, Real Estate
Brooke Kerendian, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Victoria (Vicky) Richter, Employment
Joseph (Joe) Roselius, Litigation and Regulatory
Jeffrey Zanchelli, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Dallas, United States
Skye Smith, Corporate

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Carolyne Hair, Real Estate

Helsinki, Finland
Salla Tuominen, Corporate

Houston, United States
Allissa Pollard, Litigation and Regulatory

Leeds, United Kingdom
Amar Maan, Corporate

Lisbon, Portugal
Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro, Corporate

London, United Kingdom
Tim Baumgartner, Corporate
Neil Campbell, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Joel Eytle, Employment
Katherine Gibson, Employment
Jeremy Sher, Litigation and Regulatory
Imran Syed, Intellectual Property and Technology

Manchester, United Kingdom
Christopher Wilson, Corporate

Miami, United States
Rachel Nanes, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Milan, Italy
Christian Iannaccone, Corporate
Giampiero Priori, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

New York, United States
Stephen Alicanti, Corporate
Naftali Dembitzer, Tax
Witold Jurewicz, Tax
Garrett Kennedy, Employment
Kira Mineroff, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
John Murphy, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Oslo, Norway
Jonas Aartun, Tax
Helge Neraal, Real Estate
Fredrik Verling, Litigation and Regulatory


Line Voldstad, Litigation and Regulatory

Philadelphia, United States
Brad Phipps, Corporate

Phoenix, United States
Kevin Criddle, Corporate
Stephanie King, Corporate

San Diego, United States
Patrick O'Malley, Corporate
Melissa Reinckens, Intellectual Property and Technology

Santiago, Chile
Mauricio Halpern, Corporate

Seattle, United States
Chris Feldman, Tax
Mel Wheaton, Corporate

Shanghai, China
Kelvin Chen, Litigation and Regulatory

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mick Lawlor, Litigation and Regulatory

Silicon Valley, United States
Erik Fuehrer, Intellectual Property and Technology
Jennifer Lee, Corporate

Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Jussil Broms, Intellectual Property and Technology

Sydney, Australia
Greg Bodulovic, Intellectual Property and Technology
Carmen Elder, Litigation and Regulatory
Jonathon Ellis, Litigation and Regulatory
Kate Pickthall, Real Estate
Adrian Tan, Corporate

Toronto, Canada
Bentley Gaikis, Intellectual Property and Technology

Vancouver, Canada
Rebecca von Rüti, Litigation and Regulatory

Washington, D.C., United States
David Kramer, Intellectual Property and Technology
Alexander Tuneski, Intellectual Property and Technology