DLA Piper announced today that Edward Hanover will join the firm's Litigation practice as a partner in Northern California based in the Silicon Valley office.
Hanover is a compliance lawyer and litigator with particular experience in the sports and life sciences industries. He joins from FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), where he served as chief compliance officer and was responsible for implementing a successful compliance program and leading a team of compliance professionals providing support to 211 member associations and six confederations around the world.
"Ed will significantly bolster our already significant capabilities in the sports sector," said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper's elected chair of the US and global and US co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice. "The global sports industry continues to expand and become more complex. Ed is well-positioned to provide world-class guidance to the entire spectrum of industry participants who face an increasing number of high-profile investigations and other complex legal challenges and to counsel clients on developing and improving their compliance programs."
"Ed's unique skillset will complement and enhance the services we can offer to sports organizations and other companies, and we are pleased to welcome him to the firm," said Loren Brown, global and US co-chair of DLA Piper's Litigation practice.
"Given growing convergence among sports, media and technology industries, Ed will further help DLA Piper distinguish our unique world class platform and capabilities," said Sang Kim, the firm's Northern California regional managing partner.
Prior to FIFA, Hanover served as vice president and head of compliance for emerging markets for Takeda Pharmaceuticals and as general counsel and head of compliance for international operations for Novo Nordisk. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is not yet admitted to practice law in California.