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27 April 20234 minute read

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2023

DLA Piper is proud to announce 72 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1st in the United States and May 1st for EMEA and Asia Pacific. Promotions have been made across all of the firm's practice areas, spanning 42 offices in 20 countries.

Globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 18 promotions, followed by 12 in both Litigation and Intellectual Property & Technology with 10 in Finance, Projects and Restructuring. Other practice groups included Employment with seven promotions, Real Estate with five, Tax with four and Regulatory & Government Affairs with four.

Regionally, the US and Continental Europe shared the most promotions with 23 new partners each with Asia, Africa and the Middle East with one promotion each. Other countries included the United Kingdom with 13, Canada and Colombia with three each, Australia with two and New Zealand and Peru with one promotion each.

A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO, commented: “DLA Piper is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service as a trusted business partner. We do this within the framework of our values of being supportive, collaborative, bold and exceptional. The newly appointed partners are true advocates of these values, making a demonstrable contribution to the success and growth of our firm.”

Frank Ryan, Global Co-CEO and Global Co-Chair of the Americas, added: “We are transforming how a global law firm serves the world’s most aspiring businesses. Each of these attorneys plays a role in achieving new standards of excellence in how we represent our clients, develop our people, and serve our communities. We are proud to welcome them to our partnership.”


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Neil Macdonald, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Danielle van Berkel, Real Estate

Atlanta, US
James Rusert, Corporate

Auckland, New Zealand
Carl Blake, Employment

Austin, US
Alexandra Polenz, Corporate
Georgia Jolink, Labor and Employment

Baltimore, US
Jennifer Dinsmore, Finance

Birmingham, UK
Chloe Barker, Litigation and Regulatory
Jonathan Clarke, Corporate

Bogotá, Colombia
Camila del Villar Hernández, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
Lucas Arboleda, Energy and Natural Resources
Felipe Artistizábal, Corporate M&A

Boston, US
Kurt Weaver, Corporate

Brisbane, Australia
Alexander Samson, Corporate

Brussels, Belgium
Alec Van Vaerenbergh, Litigation and Regulatory
Heidi Waem, Intellectual Property and Technology

Casablanca, Morocco
Camilia Benani, Corporate

Chicago, US
Brian Wohlberg, Corporate

Cologne, Germany
Kokularajah Paheenthararajah, Intellectual Property and Technology

Copenhagen, Denmark
Anette Moll Berg, Intellectual Property and Technology
Kenni Svanholm Jensen, Corporate
Andreas Medom Madsen, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Dallas, US
Meagan Self, Litigation

Edinburgh, UK
Sarah Letson, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Linzi Penman, Intellectual Property and Technology

Frankfurt, Germany
Eike Neugebauer, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Hamburg, Germany
Moritz von Hesberg, Corporate

Helsinki, Finland
Jonathan Andersin, Corporate

Hong Kong, China
Elizabeth Wong, Intellectual Property and Technology

Leeds, UK
Claire Clayton-Stead, Litigation and Regulatory
James Clark, Intellectual Property and Technology

Lima, Peru
Daniel Flores, Antitrust, Competition, Consumer Protection and Data Protection

Lisbon, Portugal
Catarina Santos Ferreira, Employment
Margarida Leitão Nogueira, Intellectual Property and Technology
Ana Carvalho, Tax

London, UK
Laura Marcelli, Corporate
Pippa Hill, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Sam Whittaker, Corporate
Tom Laidler, Litigation and Regulatory
Rachit Agarwal, Tax

Los Angeles, US
Katherine Imp, Finance
Nandan Padmanabhan, Intellectual Property

Manchester, UK
Charles Weems, Finance Projects and Restructuring
David Cook, Litigation and Regulatory

Miami, US
Salvatore Favuzza, Private Equity

Milan, Italy
Antonio Longo, Tax

Munich, Germany
Manuel Indlekofer, Real Estate
Constanze Krenz, Intellectual Property and Technology

New York, US
Breanna Fields, Litigation
Alexander Steinberg, Finance
Marc Miller, Intellectual Property

Northern Virginia, US
Brian Winterhalter, Real Estate

Paris, France
Romain Guénin, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Gabriel Dalarun, Real Estate
Stéphanie Schindler, Employment
Jeanne Dauzier, Intellectual Property and Technology

Rome, Italy
Chiara Cimarelli, Litigation and Regulatory

San Francisco, US
Michael Fluhr, Litigation
Henry Cheng, Tax

San Diego, US
Skyler Anderson, Real Estate
Anthony Taranto, Corporate
Samuel Esan, Corporate

Silicon Valley, US
Philipp Tsukanov, Corporate

Sydney, Australia
Clancy King, Employment

Toronto, Canada
Matthew Demeo, Employment
Titus Totan, Employment
Richard Mar, Intellectual Property and Technology

Vienna, Austria
Nicole Daniel, Litigation and Regulatory

Warsaw, Poland
Rafal Kluziak, Corporate

Washington DC, US
Aurelie Ercoli, Litigation
Melanie Garcia, Regulatory and Government Affairs
Rachel Ludwig, Regulatory and Government Affairs