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10 October 20232 minute read

DLA Piper partner Poonam Kumar named to the Twin Cities Business 2023 Notable Women in Law list

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Poonam Kumar, a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, was named to the Twin Cities Business 2023 Notable Women in Law list honoring “exemplary professionals who handle complex transactions and use their expertise to guide clients through a variety of obstacles.”

Kumar was one of 25 honorees who were also recognized for serving as mentors, prioritizing pro bono work and advancing diversity and inclusion efforts. She currently serves as president of Minnesota Women Lawyers, an association of more than 1,200 attorneys, judges, law students and legal employers dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys, and as a member of the advisory board for the Twin Cities South Asian Women’s Network. Within DLA Piper, she serves as a partner delegate for the North American Pro Bono Committee and Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) resource group.

In her practice, Kumar works on a wide variety of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate and commercial law matters. She regularly leads large, multi-jurisdictional teams to assist clients in structuring, negotiating, implementing and closing complex international transactions. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of sectors, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the energy, manufacturing and financial services industries.

In addition to this recognition, Kumar was also recently named one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Top Women in Law for 2023.