1 June 202310 minute read

DLA Piper lawyers and practices ranked in Chambers USA 2023

DLA Piper is proud to announce it has received 234 lawyer rankings and 109 firm rankings in Chambers USA's 2023 guide.

“Our impressive standing in Chambers USA is a testament to our lawyers’ exceptional work and client service across practice groups, sectors and regions,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper America’s chair. “I congratulate each of them on this important recognition.”

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 2023, DLA Piper ranked Band 1 in national and regional areas of practice, including:
Corporate/M&A Arizona 
Corporate/M&A Maryland 
Corporate/M&A: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds 
Corporate/M&A Texas: Austin & Surrounds 
Corporate/M&A Virginia: Northern 
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded Nationwide 
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded Texas 
Franchising Nationwide 
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets District of Columbia 
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets Illinois
Investment Funds: Investor Representation Nationwide 
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded Illinois 
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded New York 
Litigation: General Commercial Maryland 
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded California 
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded District of Columbia 
Real Estate District of Columbia 
Real Estate Illinois 
Real Estate Massachusetts 
Retail Nationwide 
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Illinois 
Technology: Corporate & Commercial Texas 
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite District of Columbia


DLA Piper ranked Band 2 in:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring Delaware 
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded Nationwide 
Construction Maryland 
Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded Nationwide 
Corporate/M&A California: San Diego 
Corporate/M&A New Jersey 
Corporate/M&A Washington 
E-Discovery & Information Governance Nationwide
Healthcare Florida 
Healthcare: Highly Regarded Nationwide 
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory Illinois
Intellectual Property Virginia: Northern 
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets California 
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets Nationwide 
Leisure & Hospitality Nationwide 
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded New York 
Outsourcing Nationwide
Privacy & Data Security: The Elite Nationwide 
Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite Nationwide
Real Estate California: Northern 
Real Estate Maryland 
Real Estate Nationwide 
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Virginia: Northern 
Sports Law Nationwide 
Technology Nationwide 
Technology: Outsourcing California 
Technology: Transactions California 
Venture Capital California 


DLA Piper ranked Band 3 in:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring Illinois 
Cannabis Law Nationwide 
Capital Markets: Securitization: CLOs Nationwide 
Construction Georgia 
Corporate/M&A Georgia
Corporate/M&A Massachusetts 
Corporate/M&A Minnesota
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity District of Columbia 
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Illinois
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Illinois 
Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation Nationwide 
Government Contracts: The Elite Nationwide
Government Relations: Federal Nationwide 
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer Nationwide 
Intellectual Property Illinois 
Intellectual Property Nationwide 
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) Nationwide 
Life Sciences California 
Litigation: General Commercial Washington 
Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market Nationwide 
Real Estate: Mainly Dirt New York 
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use California 
REITs Nationwide 
Startups & Emerging Companies Nationwide 
State Attorneys General Nationwide 
Tax California: Northern 
Tax Massachusetts 

DLA Piper ranked Band 4 in:
Antitrust California 
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity California 
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Florida: South 
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds 
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded New York 
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer New York 
Intellectual Property Texas 
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation California 
International Arbitration: The Elite Nationwide 
Labor & Employment: The Elite California 
Life Sciences - Nationwide 
Litigation: General Commercial Illinois 
Litigation: General Commercial Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds 
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded New York
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Illinois 
Media & Entertainment: Transactional California 
Private Equity: Fund Formation - Nationwide 
Real Estate California: Southern 
Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance New York 
Tax New York 
Tax: Controversy Nationwide 

DLA Piper ranked Band 5 in:
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Nationwide 
FCPA Nationwide 
Healthcare District of Columbia 
Labor & Employment Nationwide
Labor & Employment Texas 
Litigation: Securities New York 
Tax: Corporate & Finance Nationwide 


Ranked Individual Lawyers
The 234 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
Andrea Chambers, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
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
Bennett Borden, E-Discovery & Information Governance
Bradley Gersich, Startups & Emerging Companies
Bret Lowell, Franchising
Cara Edwards, Product Liability & Mass Torts
Charles Torres, Startups & Emerging Companies
Chris Campbell, Product Liability & Mass Torts
Daniel Cook, Government Contracts
Dawn Stern, 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)
Gregory Manter, Outsourcing
Helena Kiepura, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
James Blanchard, Government Relations: Federal
Jeffrey Tsai, State Attorneys General
John Gilluly, Technology
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 Pruitt, Litigation: Trial Lawyers
Lyn Pruitt, Product Liability & Mass Torts
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
Oliver Wright, Mining & Metals
Peter White, Sports Law
Philip Svahn, Investment Funds: Investor Representation
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
Sam Knowles, Government Contracts
Sara Stinnett, Investment Funds: Investor Representation
Sean Cunningham, International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Shiukay Hung, REITs: Tax
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
Greg Hall, Corporate/M&A
Kevin Criddle, Corporate/M&A
Steven Pidgeon, Corporate/M&A


Angela Agrusa, Litigation: General Commercial
Bradley Gersich, Venture Capital
Curtis Mo, Venture Capital
Erin Gibson, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
Gina Durham, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Gregory Manter, Technology: Outsourcing
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
Matthew Jacobs, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Matthew Schwartz, Banking & Finance
Melissa Reinckens, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Peter Yim, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
Randy Socol, Venture Capital
Richard Bull, Venture Capital 
Richard Petretti, Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Tom Ara, Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Victoria Lee, Technology: Outsourcing
Victoria Lee, Technology: Transactions
Vincent Sanchez, Technology: Outsourcing

California: Northern
Sang Kim, Tax

California: Sacramento
David Richardson, Corporate/M&A

California: San Diego
Christopher Young, Litigation: General Commercial
Randy Socol, Corporate/M&A

California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds
Dean Fealk, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


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
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
Kristi Kung, Healthcare
Keith Greenberg, Real Estate
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


Ardith Bronson, Healthcare
Joshua Kaye, Healthcare
Russell Sass, Healthcare

Florida: South
Joshua Kaye, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Joshua Samek, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Michael Bedke, 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
Michael Rechtin, Real Estate
Paul Shadle, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Paul Steadman, Intellectual Property
Richard Chesley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Richard Klawiter, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert Davis, Private Equity: Buyouts
Stephen Schwab, Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Victoria Richter, Labor & Employment


Anthony Meagher, Construction
Brett Ingerman, Litigation: General Commercial
David Hamilton, Litigation: General Commercial
Guy Flynn, Real Estate
Howard Schwartz, Corporate/M&A
Kevin Kobbe, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
James Mathias, Litigation: General Commercial
Jay Smith Jr., 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


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
Larissa Bifano, Intellectual Property
Matthew Kinell, 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
Stephen Matthews, Litigation: Product Liability


New York
Aidan McCormack, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer
Brian Kaplan, Labor & Employment
Chris Smith, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
Dan Kagan, Healthcare
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
Keara Gordon, Litigation: General Commercial
Marc Casale, Tax
Martin Polevoy, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
Rachel Albanese, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert Alessi, Environment
Tamar Duvdevani, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets


Courtney Saleski, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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
Brian Winterhalter, 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