Who's Who Legal has recognized DLA Piper as "Firm of the Year 2016" in the entertainment, franchise and real estate categories. The firm received this year's honor at the annual Who's Who Legal awards dinner on Monday, April 11, 2016, at New York's University Club.
This marks the twelfth consecutive year that DLA Piper has achieved this recognition in the franchise and real estate categories, and the third year in a row in the entertainment category. No other law firm has been designated as "Firm of the Year" in the franchise and real estate law categories 12 times. DLA Piper had 183 lawyers recognized across the firm including 19 from Franchise and Distribution practice, 21 from the Real Estate practice and 10 from the Sports and Entertainment practice.
The awards are presented to law firms receiving the most recommendations from general counsel, corporate counsel and other private practice lawyers through research conducted by the Who's Who Legal in the 35 practice areas it analyzes. DLA Piper was also named as an "Elite Firm" in the fifth edition of Who's Who Legal 100 for 2016. The distinction denotes that DLA Piper is a top 20 law firms when evaluating all 35 practice areas.