DLA Piper announces partnership promotions for 2017

DLA Piper New Partners 2017

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 46 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of 1 January 2017 in the United States and 1 May 2017 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions were made across many of the firm's practice areas in 28 different offices throughout 13 countries.

Across the firm's practice groups globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 10 promotions, followed by Litigation & Regulatory with nine, Finance & Projects with seven and Employment with five. Intellectual Property & Technology, Real Estate and Tax each had four promotions, whilst there were two in Restructuring and one in Government Affairs.

View our partner promotions infographic for a global overview

In total, there were 17 promotions in the United States, nine in the United Kingdom, 12 across Continental Europe, four in the UAE, two in China, and a further two in Australia. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO of DLA Piper, commented: "I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all of the highly talented lawyers that join the partnership this year. These lawyers represent the next generation of DLA Piper and their dedication and commitment remains integral to the firm's success and our continued ability to deliver first class legal advice to our clients."

Jay Rains, Global Co-CEO, added: “Our  vision and strategy are very much reliant on the support and drive of  our people, and this group of  talented lawyers represent the future of the firm. I would like to welcome them all to the partnership and look forward to seeing their continuing contributions in the years to come."

Full list of partners by office:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pieter-Paul Terpstra, Corporate

Atlanta, United States
John S. Ducat III, Real Estate
Daniel M. Simon, Restructuring

Austin, United States
Karen Nelson, Litigation
Jenifer Smith, Corporate

Beijing, China
Windson Li, Tax
Vivian Liu, Corporate

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Emma Phillips, Employment

Boston, United States
Brian Hochleutner, Real Estate
Jessica C. Wilson, Litigation

Bucharest, Romania
Radu Balas, Litigation & Regulatory

Cologne, Germany
Eva Einfeldt, Employment
Guido Kleve, Litigation & Regulatory 

Dubai, UAE
Keith Bullen, Finance & Projects
Wissam F. Dagher, Litigation
Paul McViety,  Finance & Projects
Suzannah Newboult,  Litigation & Regulatory

Frankfurt, Germany
Bjorn Enders, Tax
Sascha Morgenroth, Employment

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Andrew McIlhinney, Employment

London, United Kingdom
Chris Chan, Real Estate
Patrick Mitchell, IPT
Edward Shaw, Litigation & Regulatory
Richard Skipper, Finance & Projects 

Xavier Guzman, Finance & Projects

Milan, Italy
Danilo Surdi, Corporate 

New York
Ryan  Moreno, Finance
Maruti R. Narayan, Tax

North Virginia
Cathryn Le Regulski, Labour & Employment

Perth, Australia
Jock Campbell, Litigation & Regulatory
Rhys Davies, Finance & Projects

Philadelphia, United States
Richard L. Cruz, Intellectual Property

Rome, Italy
Vincenzo La Malfa, Finance & Projects

San Diego, United States
Jon A. Olsen, Corporate & Securities

Seattle, United States
Andrew Ramiro Escobar, Litigation
Tyler K. Hollenback, Corporate & Securities

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mark Keeling, Real Estate
Amanda Pilkington, IPT
David Beech, Corporate

Silicon Valley, United States
Jennifer H. Gallo, Corporate & Securities

St. Petersburg, Russia
Natalia Vygovskaya, Corporate

Vienna, Austria
Armin Hendrich, Litigation & Regulatory 

Warsaw, Poland
Bartosz Matusik, Tax

Washington DC, United States
John M. Nading, Intellectual Property
Christopher N. Steelman, Government Affairs

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