27 April 20217 minute read

DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2021

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2021 in the United States and May 1, 2021 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions have been made across many of the firm's practice areas in 33 different offices throughout 17 countries.

Across the firm's practices globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 12 promotions, followed by Litigation and Regulatory with eight. The Finance and Projects group and Tax had seven and six promotions respectively, while there were four in Employment, three in Real Estate and two in Intellectual Property and Technology. Restructuring and Responsible Business (Pro Bono) both had one.

In total, there were 17 promotions in the United States, four in Latin America, nine across Continental Europe, six in the United Kingdom, three in Asia, one in the Middle East, and two each in Australia and South Africa. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO of DLA Piper, commented: "These promotions represent the quality, breadth, and depth of DLA Piper around the world and our commitment to nurturing and growing our talent pipeline. I am also very pleased that this year more than a third of those promoted are women, in line with our commitment to increase the diversity of the partnership. Our new partners reflect the globally diverse nature of our business, our clients and the many communities and markets we serve. I congratulate all of our new partners on their well-deserved promotions and look forward to watching them step up in their new roles as they continue to deliver exceptional and innovative solutions for our clients."

Frank Ryan, Global Co-CEO and Global Co-Chair of the Americas, added: "We are thrilled to welcome this accomplished group of lawyers to the partnership. Each of our new partners has demonstrated a strong commitment to collaborating across practices and geographies, a proactive and business-oriented approach to solutions and an impressive ability to pivot and adapt to challenging circumstances, all of which enables them to provide the highest level of client service. We look forward to working with them as we continue to evolve and grow as a firm."

Full list of partners by office:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Johan Zwemmer, Employment

Austin, United States
Jeremy Doane, Corporate

Bangkok, Thailand
Komson Suntheeraporn, Employment

Boston, United States
Thanos Matthai, Real Estate
Ryan Starr, Tax

Brisbane, Australia
Kelly Morrison, Corporate

Chicago, United States
Tonya Gauff, Finance and Projects
Adam Spector, Corporate

Dallas, United States
James Bookhout, Litigation and Regulatory

Helsinki, Finland
Kristiina Hirva, Finance and Projects
Mikko Luukkonen, Finance and Projects
Antti Paloniemi, Tax

Hong Kong, China
Christine Liu, Litigation and Regulatory

Johannesburg, South Africa
Jamie MacDonald, Finance and Projects
Andrew Lewis, Tax

Leeds, United Kingdom
Victoria Rhodes, Corporate
Sohail Ali, Litigation and Regulatory

Lima, Perú
Hernán Jordán, Litigation and Regulatory

London, United Kingdom
Rubayet Choudhury, Finance and Projects
Peter Manley, Restructuring
Matt Davies, Tax

Los Angeles, United States
Rishi Sodhi, Tax

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Caroline Pimpaud, Corporate

Manama, Bahrain
Mohamed Toorani, Corporate

Manchester, United Kingdom
George Nicholson, Employment

Milan, Italy
Valentina Marengo, Real Estate

New York, United States
Kiera Gans, Litigation and Regulatory

Northern Virginia, United States
Mark Fiekers, Finance and Projects

Paris, France
Claire Donse, Responsible Business – Pro Bono

San Diego (Downtown), United States
Kevin Harlow, Employment

San Diego (Golden Triangle), United States
Shehzad Huda, Corporate

San Francisco, United States
Jeanette Barzelay, Litigation and Regulatory

Santiago, Chile
Jorge Timmermann, Corporate

São Paulo, Brazil
Victor Kampel, Tax
Rafaella Chiachio, Corporate

Seattle, United States
Kerra Melvin, Corporate
Austin Rainwater, Litigation and Regulatory

Silicon Valley, United States
Blake Jackson, Intellectual Property and Technology

Singapore, Singapore
Katherine Chew, Corporate

Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Berntorp, Corporate
Joséphine Tessmar, Finance and Projects

Sydney, Australia
Cameron Scholes, Litigation and Regulatory

Washington, DC, United States
Keith Greenberg, Real Estate

Wilmington, United States
Brian Biggs, Intellectual Property and Technology