31 May 202212 minute read

DLA Piper lawyers and practices ranked in latest Chambers edition

DLA Piper today announced that the firm received 218 lawyer rankings and 107 firm rankings, a 14-percent increase, in Chambers USA's 2022 guide.

“Our lawyers strive to be exceptional and it’s gratifying to see our clients and the market recognize our strengths,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper’s Americas chair. “I congratulate our lawyers and am proud of the work they are doing in their respective practices, sectors and regions to serve our clients and communities.”

The annual rankings are based on extensive research by Chambers & Partners Publishing. Listed below are the practice rankings in their affiliated regions, as well as the ranked DLA Piper lawyers.

In 2022, DLA Piper ranked in Band 1 in 21 national and regional areas of practice, including:

Corporate/M&A Arizona (USA)

Corporate/M&A Maryland (USA)

Corporate/M&A Virginia: Northern (USA)

Corporate/M&A Texas: Austin & Surrounds (USA)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded USA - Nationwide (USA)

Franchising USA - Nationwide (USA)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded Texas (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial Maryland (USA)

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets Illinois (USA)

Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded New York (USA)

Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded Illinois (USA)

Investment Funds: Investor Representation USA - Nationwide (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded California (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded District of Columbia (USA)

Technology: Corporate & Commercial Texas (USA)

Real Estate District of Columbia (USA)

Real Estate Illinois (USA)

Real Estate Massachusetts (USA)

Retail USA - Nationwide (USA)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Illinois (USA)

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite District of Columbia (USA)


DLA Piper ranked in Band 2 in:

Corporate/M&A California: San Diego (USA)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Delaware (USA)

Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded USA - Nationwide (USA)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded USA - Nationwide (USA)

Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs USA - Nationwide (USA)

Corporate/M&A New Jersey (USA)

Corporate/M&A Washington (USA)

Sports Law USA - Nationwide (USA)

Intellectual Property Virginia: Northern (USA)

Healthcare Florida (USA)

Healthcare: Highly Regarded USA - Nationwide (USA)

Intellectual Property USA - Nationwide (USA)

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets USA - Nationwide (USA)

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets California (USA)

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets District of Columbia (USA)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded New York (USA)

Privacy & Data Security: The Elite USA - Nationwide (USA)

Technology: Transactions California (USA)

Venture Capital:  California (USA)

Construction Maryland (USA)

Leisure & Hospitality USA - Nationwide (USA)

Real Estate Maryland (USA)

Real Estate USA - Nationwide (USA)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Virginia: Northern (USA)

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory Illinois (USA)

Technology USA - Nationwide (USA)

Technology: Outsourcing California (USA)

Real Estate California: Northern (USA)


DLA Piper ranked in Band 3 in:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Illinois (USA)

Cannabis Law USA - Nationwide (USA)

REITs USA - Nationwide (USA)

Corporate/M&A Massachusetts (USA)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity District of Columbia (USA)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds (USA)

E-Discovery & Information Governance USA - Nationwide (USA)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Illinois (USA)

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation USA - Nationwide (USA)

Government Relations USA - Nationwide (USA)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer USA - Nationwide (USA)

Intellectual Property Illinois (USA)

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) USA - Nationwide (USA)

Life Sciences California (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial Washington (USA)

Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market USA - Nationwide (USA)

Startups & Emerging Companies USA - Nationwide (USA)

Outsourcing USA - Nationwide (USA)

Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite USA - Nationwide (USA)

Construction Georgia (USA)

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt New York (USA)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use California (USA)

State Attorneys General USA - Nationwide (USA)

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory New York (USA)

Tax California: Northern (USA)

Tax Massachusetts (USA)


DLA Piper ranked in Band 4 in:

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity California (USA)

Antitrust California (USA)

Media & Entertainment: Transactional California (USA)

Private Equity: Fund Formation USA - Nationwide (USA)

Corporate/M&A Georgia (USA)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Illinois (USA)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Florida: South (USA)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation District of Columbia (USA)

Government Contracts: The Elite USA - Nationwide (USA)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer New York (USA)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded New York (USA)

Intellectual Property Texas (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds (USA)

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation California (USA)

International Arbitration: The Elite USA - Nationwide (USA)

Corporate/M&A: The Elite California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro (USA)

Labor & Employment: The Elite California (USA)

Life Sciences USA - Nationwide (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial Illinois (USA)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Illinois (USA)

Real Estate California: Southern (USA)

Tax New York (USA)

Tax: Controversy USA - Nationwide (USA)

Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance New York (USA)


DLA Piper ranked in Band 5 in:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite New York (USA)

FCPA USA - Nationwide (USA)

Healthcare District of Columbia (USA)

Labor & Employment Texas (USA)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation USA - Nationwide (USA)

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded New York (USA)

Litigation: Securities New York (USA)

Tax: Corporate & Finance USA - Nationwide (USA)


Ranked Individual Lawyers

The 218 individual DLA Piper lawyer rankings cited by Chambers USA are listed below, along with the regions and areas of law for which they were selected. 



Adam Tope, Private Equity: Fund Formation

Adam Tope, Venture Capital: Fund Formation

Alexander Tuneski, Franchising

Allen Ashley, Private Equity: Fund Formation

Andrew Peck, E-Discovery & Information Governance

Andrew Serwin, Privacy & Data Security

Ann Ford, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Barry Heller, Franchising

Benjamin Mulcahy, Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

Bradley Gersich, Startups & Emerging Companies

Bret Lowell, Franchising

Cara Edwards, Product Liability & Mass Torts

Daniel Cook, Government Contracts

David Parrish, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

David Sager, Franchising

Diana Erbsen, Tax: Controversy

Elise Green, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Ellis Reemer, Tax: Controversy

Erik Wulff, Franchising

Erin Gibson, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Helena Kiepura, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

James Blanchard, Government Relations

Jeffrey Tsai, State Attorneys General

John Gilluly, Technology

John Merrigan, Government Relations

Joseph Sheyka, Franchising

Karl Buch, FCPA

Kate Brown de Vejar, International Arbitration: Counsel

Kerry Johnson, REITs

Kevin Nolan, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Kiera Gans, International Arbitration: Counsel

Leeanne Sara Mancari, E-Discovery & Information Governance

Lisa Haile, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Loren Brown, Product Liability & Mass Torts

Lyn Pruittc, Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Mark Fowler, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Mark Whitaker, Sports Law

Matthew Holian, Product Liability & Mass Torts

Nathaniel Marrs, Private Equity: Fund Formation

Nicole Brennig, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Norman Leon, Franchising

Peter White, Sports Law

Philip Svahn, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Philip Zeidman, Franchising

Randy Socol, Startups & Emerging Companies

Richard Cardillo, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Richard Greenstein, Franchising

Richard Morey, Franchising

Richard Rector, Government Contracts

Richard Rector, Government Contracts: Bid Protests

Richard Reilly, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

Robert Bergdolt, REITs

Sandra Kellman, Leisure & Hospitality

Sara Stinnett, Investment Funds: Investor Representation

Sean Cunningham, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Stefanie Fogel, Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Stephen Alicanti, SPACs

Stuart Hershman, Franchising

Tao Xu, Franchising

Vincent Sanchez, Outsourcing

William Minor, Political Law

Yoni Tuchman, Venture Capital: Fund Formation



David Lewis, Corporate/M&A

Kevin Criddle, Corporate/M&A

Steven Pidgeon, Corporate/M&A



Bradley Gersich, Venture Capital

Curtis Mo, Venture Capital

Gina Durham, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Gregory Manter, Technology: Transactions

Jerold Neuman, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Kyndra Joy Casper, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Lisa Haile, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

Lisa Haile, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey, Antitrust

Mark Fowler, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Mark Lehberg, Technology: Transactions

Mark Radcliffe, Technology: Transactions

Mary Dollarhide, Labor & Employment

Melissa Reinckens, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Michael Garfinkel, Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Randy Socol, Venture Capital

Tom Ara, Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Victoria Lee, Technology: Outsourcing

Victoria Lee, Technology: Transactions

Vincent Sanchez, Technology: Outsourcing


California: Northern

Stephen Cowan, Real Estate

Sang Kim, Tax


California: Sacramento

David Richardson, Corporate/M&A


California: San Diego

Christopher Young, Litigation: General Commercial

Randy Socol, Corporate/M&A



Aaron Applebaum, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Brian Biggs, Intellectual Property

Craig Martin, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

John Reed, Chancery

Stuart Brown, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


District of Columbia

Amy Carbins, Real Estate

Ann Ford, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Deborah Meshulam, Litigation: Securities

Donna Thiel, Healthcare

Edward Smith, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Erin Sweeney, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Frederick Klein, Real Estate

Jay Epstien, Real Estate

Jeffrey Houle, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Jonathan Haray, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Justin Park, Intellectual Property: Litigation

Kristi Kung, Healthcare

Lauren Rico, Real Estate

Mary Elizabeth Gately, Litigation: General Commercial

Michael Senkowski, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Nancy Victory, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Peter Karanjia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Richard Marks, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Rita Patel, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Sarah Kahn, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Thomas Zutic, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Todd Castleton, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Tracy Weir, Healthcare



Joshua Kaye, Healthcare

Russell Sass, Healthcare

Ryan O’Quinn, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Florida: South

Joshua Kayec, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Joshua Samek, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Michael Bedke, Real Estate

Ryan Girnun, Real Estate



Brian Fielden, Construction

John Ducat, Construction

Joseph Silver, Corporate/M&A

Maxine Hicks, Real Estate

Robert Crewdson, Construction



Adam Berkoff, Real Estate

Alison Mitchell, Real Estate

Andrew Weil, Corporate/M&A

David Mendelsohn, Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Edward Goldman, Real Estate

Ferlillia Roberson, Intellectual Property

John Hamill, Litigation: General Commercial

John Lyons, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jon Goreham, Real Estate

Jonathan King, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Katie Hausfeld, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Katie Jahnke Dale, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Keith Medansky, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Mariah DiGrino, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Matthew Satchwell, Intellectual Property

Michael Geller, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Paul Shadle, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Paul Steadman, Intellectual Property

Richard Chesley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard Klawiter, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Stephen Schwab, Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Victoria Richter, Labor & Employment

Vincent Sanchez, Technology & Outsourcing



Anthony Meagher, Construction

Brett Ingerman, Litigation: General Commercial

Guy Flynn, Real Estate

Howard Schwartz, Corporate/M&A

James Mathias, Litigation: General Commercial

Jay Smith, Corporate/M&A

Lin Pang, Real Estate

Matthew Gorra, Corporate/M&A

Michael P. O’Day, Construction

Penny Minna, Corporate/M&A

Richard Kremen, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard Levine, Real Estate

Robert Mathias, Litigation: General Commercial



Adam Ghander, Corporate/M&A

Barbara Trachtenberg, Real Estate

Bruce Falby, Litigation: General Commercial

Bryan Connolly, Real Estate

Cara Nelson, Real Estate

Geoffrey Howell, Real Estate

Itai Nevo, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment

John Rattigan, Real Estate

John Sullivan, Real Estate

Primo Fontana, Real Estate

Richard Rudman, Real Estate

Thanos Matthai, Real Estate


New Jersey

Andrew Gilbert, Corporate/M&A

Emilio Ragosa, Corporate/M&A

James Fischer, Corporate/M&A

Joseph Guarino, Labor & Employment

Scott Cowan, Corporate/M&A

Stephen Matthews, Litigation: Product Liability


New York

Aidan McCormack, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

Brian Kaplan, Labor & Employment

Chris Smith, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Evan Parness, Labor & Employment

Garrett Kennedy, Labor & Employment

Jeffrey Salinger, Environment: Mainly Transactional

Jessica Masella, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

John Clarke, Litigation: Securities

John Hillebrecht, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Kevin Glenn, Tax

Marc Casale, Tax

Martin Polevoy, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Rachel Albanese, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Robert Alessi, Environment



Ilana Eisenstein, Litigation: Appellate

Ilana Eisenstein, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations



Craig Anderson, Real Estate

Jason Lewis, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

John Gilluly, Technology: Corporate & Commercial

John Guaragna, Intellectual Property

Marc Katz, Labor & Employment


Texas: Austin and Surrounds

John Gilluly, Corporate/M&A

Joseph Fore, Corporate/M&A


Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth & Surrounds

Lyn Pruitt, Litigation: General Commercial

Virginia: Northern

Antonio Calabrese, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Eric Grossman, Corporate/M&A

Jeff Lehrer, Corporate/M&A

Thomas Hendershot, Corporate/M&A



Anthony Todaro, Litigation: General Commercial

Michael Hutchings, Corporate/M&A

Michael Pirog, Corporate/M&A

Steven Yentzer, Corporate/M&A

Trenton Dykes, Corporate/M&A

Tyler Hollenbeck, Corporate/M&A