DLA Piper announced today that Jason Lewis and Jason Hopkins have joined the firm's Litigation practice as partners in Dallas. They are the latest additions to the firm's growing platform in Dallas and across Texas.
Lewis is a former enforcement attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission who handles civil and criminal regulatory investigations and litigation matters. His practice focuses on SEC enforcement, government investigations, internal corporate investigations, FCPA matters, white collar criminal defense, securities litigation, crisis management and business disputes.
Hopkins focuses on securities litigation, including defending civil and criminal investigations and lawsuits brought by the SEC, FINRA, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, IRS and DOJ, as well as state securities agencies and state attorneys general.
"Jason and Jason are talented trial lawyers with considerable experience in high-stakes criminal and civil matters," said Loren Brown, co-chair of DLA Piper's global and US Litigation practices. "They immediately enhance both our growing litigation team in Dallas and our trial bench nationally."
"These additions will enhance our growing platform in Dallas, a crucial market for many clients, as we continue to expand there and across the state," said Marc Katz, managing partner of the firm's Dallas office. "They bring strong reputations as high-caliber individuals and attorneys who have a phenomenal litigation and regulatory investigation practice. We are extremely excited to welcome them to the firm."
The firm's expansion in Texas this year has also included Litigation partners Rob Hoffman, Michael Moore and Matthew Nickel; Employment partners Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby; and Corporate partner Steven Bartz in Dallas. In Austin, the firm recently welcomed Corporate partners David Parrish, Nicole Brennig, Elise Green, Philip Svahn, Sara Stinnett and Richard Cardillo.
Lewis and Hopkins join from Greenberg Traurig LLP. Lewis received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Hopkins received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary and his B.A. from the University of Mississippi.