DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2022

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DLA Piper is proud to announce that 74 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1 2022 in the United States and May 1 2022 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. Promotions have been made across all of the firm's practice areas, spanning 38 offices in 21 countries.

Globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 20 promotions, followed by Litigation and Regulatory with 19 promotions and ten in Finance, Projects and Restructuring. Other practice groups included Employment, both with eight promotions, Intellectual Property and Technology with seven, six in Real Estate and four in Tax.

Regionally the United States made the most promotions with 23 new partners, followed by the United Kingdom with 15, 13 across Continental Europe, eight in Latin America, five in Asia and Canada, three in Australia and one each in the Middle East and South Africa.

Of the 74 promotions, 36 were women (49%) clearly demonstrating firm’s commitment to increasing representation across the partnership.

A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO, commented: “I am thrilled to congratulate our 74 new partners on their promotions. They have shown exceptional talent and have all made notable contributions to the firm’s worldwide growth while actively promoting our values and building our reputation for excellence. I am confident they will continue to accomplish great things and continue to deliver the outstanding levels of dedication and service that our clients are used to. I look forward to supporting and working alongside them on this next chapter of their careers.”

Frank Ryan, Global Co-CEO and Global Co-Chair of the Americas, added: “I welcome each of these passionate, invested and dynamic lawyers to the partnership. They all have embraced our values of being exceptional, collaborative, bold and supportive, and we look forward to their ongoing contributions to our clients, communities and firm.”

Full list of partners by office:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jean-Paul Dresen, Tax

Atlanta, US
Jason Juall, Corporate

Austin, US
Ashley Carr, Litigation and Regulatory
Drew Valentine, Corporate

Bangkok, Thailand
Robert Tang, Litigation and Regulatory

Birmingham, UK
George Mortimer, Litigation and Regulatory
Simon Wright, Corporate

Bogotá, Colombia
Sergio Rojas, Litigation and Regulatory
Julián Solorza, Litigation and Regulatory
Diana Zuleta, Employment

Boston, US
Safraz Ishmael, Intellectual Property and Technology

Chicago, US
Eric Roberts, Litigation and Regulatory
Michael Geller, Intellectual Property and Technology
Oksana Koltko Rosaluk, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Stacy Osmond, Real Estate

Copenhagen, Denmark
Jacob Thomsen, Litigation and Regulatory
Nikolaj Helsinghoff Andersen, Real Estate

Dubai, UAE
Adam Haque, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Dublin, Ireland
Edel O’Kelly, Corporate

Hong Kong, China
Lauren Hurcombe, Intellectual Property and Technology
Tina Xia, Tax

Houston, US
Brett Solberg, Litigation and Regulatory

Johannesburg, South Africa
Monique Jefferson, Employment

Lisbon, Portugal
Inês Teixeira, Tax
Nuno Castelo Branco, Corporate

Liverpool, UK
Christina Sharma, Litigation and Regulatory
Richard Ascroft, Real Estate

London, UK
Alanna Hasek, Real Estate
Alex Kolmakov, Corporate
Charles Allin, Litigation and Regulatory
Claire Sng, Intellectual Property and Technology
Lewis Gaut, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Marcus Lovatt, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Mei Mei Wong, Finance, Projects and Restructuring
Paul Hardy, Litigation and Regulatory
Philip Allenby, Corporate
Richard Normington, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Los Angeles - Century City, US
Ian Hlatky, Corporate

Manchester, UK
Emma Mills, Employment

Melbourne, Australia
Dylan Burke, Corporate

Milan, Italy
Carlotta Benigni, Tax
Elena Varese, Intellectual Property and Technology

Montréal, Canada
Tania Da Silva, Employment
Alan Sarhan, Corporate

Munich, Germany
Florian Bruder, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Palo Alto, US
Edmund Mokhtarian, Corporate

Paris, France
Alice Magnan, Corporate
Luc Bigel, Litigation and Regulatory

Philadelphia, US
Brenna Kelly, Litigation and Regulatory

Raleigh, US
Anna Spence, Corporate

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Camila Caetano, Corporate

San Diego - Downtown, US
Parker Zangoei, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

San Francisco, US
Adam Baas, Litigation and Regulatory
Elena Nrtina, Corporate
Emily Snyder, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Santiago, Chile
Diego Peña, Litigation and Regulatory

São Paulo, Brazil
Renata Amorim, Litigation and Regulatory
Juliana Nunes, Employment
Bruna Rocha, Corporate

Shanghai, China
Ting Xiao, Intellectual Property and Technology

Sydney, Australia
Elliott Cheung, Corporate
Jessie Buchan, Intellectual Property and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
Keiji Nasuda, Employment

Toronto, Canada
Sydney Kert, Corporate

Vancouver, Canada
Dana Hooker, Employment
Morgan McDonald, Corporate

Warsaw, Poland
Agnieszka Lehwark, Real Estate
Bartłomiej Palusiak, Finance, Projects and Restructuring

Washington DC, US
Christine Daya, Litigation and Regulatory
Daniel Cook, Litigation and Regulatory
Erin Sweeney, Employment
Lauren Rico, Real Estate
Nicholas Klein, Litigation and Regulatory
Shaked Hoter, Corporate