Dean Fealk advises leading multinational companies on legal, strategic, and public policy issues related to expansion and international business. He serves civic organizations in leadership capacities and has advised governments and politicians around the world in matter of public policy. 

Dean leads the Global Equity Practice at DLA Piper and frequently serves as managing international legal counsel for multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplined projects. He has considerable experience in cross-border equity-based compensation programs and international employment matters in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

He regularly counsels on international data privacy, immigration, intellectual property protection, choice of entity, tax, and corporate structure. He also advises on a broad array of international employment matters, from employee handbooks and independent contractor agreements to discipline and terminations, settlements, and release and waivers.

Dean has also provided counsel on more than US$35 billion in cross-border deals; among them mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and integrations. He has led over a hundred international expansion and structuring projects for companies across a spectrum of industries and jurisdictions, from emerging enterprises to Fortune 500 multinationals. Representative industries include high tech, financial services, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, life sciences, energy, media, manufacturing, and distribution.