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2 December 20212 minute read

DLA Piper partner Jesse Criz named a Notable Gen X Leader in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Jesse Criz, co-managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law list recognizing leaders who are “at the peak of their careers, managing offices, chairing legal groups or running their own lucrative practices.”

In its profile of Criz, Crain’s noted his representation of investment management firm Harrison Street and real estate investment trust Equity Residential in complex transactions. The publication also noted that he co-founded an Office Managing Partner Task Force made up of senior associates in the firm’s Chicago office that meets regularly to discuss topics related to inclusivity and firm culture. Criz also co-founded the Chicago DLA Piper Alumni Board, an advisory board of former DLA Piper lawyers that meets several times a year.

Criz also serves as head of DLA Piper’s Investment Management and Real Estate Capital Markets practice. He focuses on advising investment management firms in all aspects of their businesses, primarily regarding the structuring and formation of private investment vehicles and all of their investment activities, both in the United States and globally.