Since opening in 1991, the New York office has played a major role in DLA Piper and a growing role in the New York and legal business communities.

The principal areas of practice are Business and Technology (including Corporate, Biosciences, Finance and Financial Services and Project Finance), Real Estate, Litigation, Trusts and Estates, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, and Labor and Employment Law. The lawyers in the New York office currently represent investment banks, commercial banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors, governmental agencies, industrial companies, real estate owners, developers and financiers, entrepreneurs, foreign companies and individuals.