DLA Piper lawyers and practices ranked in latest edition of The Legal 500

DLA Piper announced today that the firm received 42 individual lawyer rankings and 49 firm rankings in The Legal 500 United States 2021 guide.

Of the firm’s individual lawyer rankings, 33 percent are new or improved rankings, and of the overall firm rankings, 16 percent are new or improved.

“We are proud to be recognized for our delivery of the highest levels of client service across practices, sectors and geographies,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper’s Americas chair. “Our lawyers excel at providing pragmatic, business-oriented advice to help clients achieve their goals.”

This is the 14th edition of The Legal 500’s US guide ranking firms with deep bench strength and national reach. Listed below are the firm rankings in their affiliated categories, as well as the ranked DLA Piper lawyers.

In 2021, DLA Piper ranked Tier 1 in nine national areas of law, including:

  • Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
  • Land Use / Zoning
  • M&A Middle-Market ($500M-999M)
  • Outsourcing
  • Patents: Licensing
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Telecoms & Broadcast: Regulatory
  • Telecoms & Broadcast: Transactional

DLA Piper ranked Tier 2 in:

  • Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory
  • Cartel
  • E-Discovery
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Fintech
  • International Tax
  • Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • REITs
  • Structured Finance: Securitization
  • Technology: Transactions
  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
  • US Taxes: Contentious
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

DLA Piper ranked Tier 3 in:

  • Cannabis (for DLA Piper, Hemp and CBD)
  • Construction (including Construction Litigation)
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Healthcare: Service Providers
  • Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Insurance: Non-contentious
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions: Toxic Tort - Defense
  • Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Trademarks: Litigation

DLA Piper ranked Tier 4 in:

  • Capital Markets Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions): Defense
  • M&A Litigation: Defense
  • Media and Entertainment: Litigation
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (including Tobacco)
  • Project Finance – Advice to Lenders
  • Project Finance – Advice to Sponsors
  • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
  • US Taxes: Non-contentious

DLA Piper ranked Tier 5 in:

  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

DLA Piper’s “Hall of Fame” lawyers include:

  • Andy Serwin
  • Ann Ford
  • Benjamin Mulcahy
  • Jim Halpert
  • Joel Dewey
  • Jonathan Klein
  • Michael Senkowski

DLA Piper’s “Leading Lawyers” include:

  • Ann Ford
  • Barbara Trachtenberg
  • Carol Umhoefer
  • Curtis Mo
  • Eric DeSilva
  • Frederick Klein
  • John Sullivan
  • Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey
  • Loren Brown
  • Margo Tank
  • Mark Fowler
  • Michael Senkowski
  • Nancy Victory
  • Robert Bergdolt
  • Robert LeDuc
  • Ted Novak
  • Victoria Lee
  • Vincent Sanchez

DLA Piper’s “Next Generation Partner” lawyers include:

  • Adam Tope
  • Anne Friedman
  • Brian Fielden
  • Cara Nelson
  • Edward Smith
  • Evan Parness
  • Helena Kiepura
  • John Reiss
  • Katie Insogna
  • Kyndra Joy Casper
  • Lucas Przymusinski
  • Tony Lin

DLA Piper’s “Rising Star” lawyers include:

  • James Stewart
  • Peter Shroyer
  • Sameer Ghaznavi