Larry P. Scriggins is a retired partner of DLA Piper. Prior to his retirement, he served for many years as the chairman of the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He also served for a number of years as vice chair of the firm and as chief financial partner.

Larry remains active in the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association, of which he was chair in 1991-92. He currently is a senior adviser to the Section's Committee on Corporate Laws, which he chaired during 1996-2000. He is a member of the Section's Committee on Professional Responsibility and chaired the Section's Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics 2000 from 1999 to 2002.

In practice, Larry concentrated on transactions governed by the federal securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, and issues arising under general corporation and securities laws, including takeover and corporate governance measures, and law and accounting issues. He was principal corporate and securities legal adviser to a number of NYSE and NASDAQ listed corporations and also represented investment banks in securities underwritings. He was the author of the first edition of Maryland Corporate Practice and Forms, The Piper Rudnick Manual (2000) a book published by Data Trace Publishing Company.

Larry has been active for many years in the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association and in the corporate Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, having served on numerous committees and the councils of both organizations, chaired the Maryland Section, and chaired various committees in both organizations. He was chair of the 60,000-member American Bar Association Section of Business Law from 1991 to 1992; he previously served as vice chair and editor in chief of The Business Lawyer. He is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange Legal Advisory Committee and the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Financial Instruments Task Force. Larry served as a public member of the AICPA's Planning Committee from 1989 to 1992. He frequently contributes to professional journals and speaks at continuing legal education and professional seminars. He was a member of the board of directors of USF&G Corporation from 1979 to April 1998, when USF&G merged with a subsidiary of The St. Paul Companies. He is a past member of the boards of several civic and charitable organizations, including the Baltimore Symphomy Orchestra, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the YMCA of Greater Baltimore, the Fund for Educational Excellence, and Center Stage Associates. He was a board member of The Center Club and served as its president for six years.

Larry is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.