14 June 20224 minute read

DLA Piper lawyers and practices ranked in latest edition of The Legal 500

DLA Piper announced today that the firm received 52 firm rankings and 273 lawyers were featured in The Legal 500 United States 2022 guide.

Of the firm’s individual lawyer rankings, 24 percent are new or improved, with an overall increase of 4 percent lawyer rankings.

“We are proud of our lawyers for being the best in their practices and industry sectors,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper’s Americas chair. “Thank you to our clients for the opportunity to provide excellent and innovative advice.”

This is the 15th edition of The Legal 500’s US guide ranking firms with deep bench strength and national reach. Listed below are the firm rankings in their affiliated categories, as well as the ranked DLA Piper lawyers.

In 2022, DLA Piper ranked Tier 1 in nine national areas of law, including:

  • Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
  • Land Use / Zoning
  • M&A Middle-Market ($500M-999M)
  • Outsourcing
  • Patents: Licensing
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Telecoms & Broadcast: Regulatory
  • Telecoms & Broadcast: Transactional

DLA Piper ranked Tier 2 in:

  • Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory
  • Cannabis
  • Cartel
  • E-Discovery
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Financial Products
  • Fintech
  • International Tax
  • Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • REITs
  • Structured Finance: Securitization
  • Technology: Transactions
  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
  • US Taxes: Contentious
  • Workplace and Employment Counseling
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

DLA Piper ranked Tier 3 in:

  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Healthcare: Service Providers
  • Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Insurance: Non-contentious
  • Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Toxic Tort - Defense
  • Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Trademarks: Litigation

DLA Piper ranked Tier 4 in:

  • Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Construction (including Construction Litigation)
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • M&A Litigation: Defense
  • Media and Entertainment: Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment: Transactional
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including Tobacco)
  • US Taxes: Non-contentious

DLA Piper ranked Tier 5 in:

  • Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
  • Project Finance

DLA Piper’s “Hall of Fame” lawyers include:

  • Andy Serwin
  • Ann Ford
  • Benjamin Mulcahy
  • Joel Dewey
  • Jonathan Klein
  • Michael Senkowski

DLA Piper’s “Leading Lawyers” include:

  • Antonio Calabrese
  • Barbara Trachtenberg
  • Brian Fielden
  • Cara Nelson
  • Carol Umhoefer
  • Curtis Mo
  • Eric DeSilva
  • Erin Gibson
  • Frederick Klein
  • James Berger
  • John Sullivan
  • Lisa Haile
  • Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey
  • Loren Brown
  • Margo Tank
  • Matthew Holian
  • Michael Senkowski
  • Nancy Victory
  • Robert Bergdolt
  • Robert LeDuc
  • Victoria Lee
  • Vincent Sanchez

DLA Piper’s “Next Generation Partner” lawyers include:

  • Bryan Connolly
  • Edward Smith
  • Evan Parness
  • Helena Kiepura
  • Katherine Jahnke Dale
  • Katie Insogna
  • Kyndra Joy Casper
  • Lucas Przymusinski
  • Tony Lin

DLA Piper’s “Rising Star” lawyers include:

  • Emily Marshall
  • James Stewart
  • Peter Shroyer