DLA Piper adds experienced litigator Carl Buchholz in Philadelphia

Former law firm managing partner and CEO brings extensive government relations experience

DLA Piper today announced that Carl Buchholz has joined the Litigation practice as a partner in the Philadelphia office.

Buchholz joins DLA Piper from Blank Rome LLP, where he served as managing partner and CEO from 2006 to 2010. He concentrates his practice on government relations and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in federal and state administrative, regulatory and legislative matters; government contracts; commercial and general litigation; environmental law; insurance; and intellectual property and patent matters.

“Carl is an accomplished and well-known lawyer with a proven track record,” said Robert Mathias, joint global leader and US chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation practice. “In addition to complementing our existing litigation and corporate practices, Carl’s extensive government work will be a valuable asset to the firm and our Philadelphia office.”

Buchholz also served as special assistant for Homeland Security to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002 and worked as transition team chairman for the US Department of Homeland Security. He was also co-chair of the transition team for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and worked as Pennsylvania general counsel for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign in 2004.

“Carl enjoys an impressive standing in the Philadelphia legal community and we are excited to add a lawyer of his caliber, range and vision to our office,” said Jim Brogan, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office. “His addition further strengthens the firm’s immensely talented lawyers working together across the country.”

Buchholz served as chairman of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2011 and is a member of various other boards, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Committee of Seventy, Drexel University and Pennsylvanians for Effective Government. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Virginia.