(BALTIMORE) June 27, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – DLA Piper R…

(BALTIMORE) June 27, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP has announced that Tracy A. Bacigalupo, a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice, has been named to Lawdragon’s “500 New Stars, New Worlds” list. Bacigalupo is based in the firm’s Baltimore office.

Lawdragon is a legal ranking and news service that provides expert analysis about lawyers and judges. The best of the best are included in their quarterly guides known as the Lawdragon 500, which are compiled based on reviews by clients and peers, as well as interviews with other legal professionals. For its “New Stars” guide, Lawdragon identifies the 500 “freshest faces in American law” nationwide, including up-and-coming new talent and seasoned attorneys who have created new practices. Fewer than .01 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are named to the list and Bacigalupo is the only Baltimore lawyer who was included.

“We are thrilled that Tracy has been recognized for her talent, hard work and dedication to her clients,” said Paul A. Tiburzi, managing partner of the Baltimore office. “She is most deserving of this recognition and we are confident she will continue to accomplish great things as she progresses through her career.”

Bacigalupo concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, intellectual property law and general corporate and real estate investment trust law. She counsels businesses organized under Maryland law, including REITs and investment companies located across the country, on corporate governance and M&A issues, including issues relating to duties of directors, interested director transactions, board and stockholder meetings, board committee functions, charter and bylaw provisions and takeover defenses.

Bacigalupo is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions, and the Maryland State Bar Association, Committee on Corporate Laws.
She received a J.D. from Washington and Lee University and a B.A. from Hollins College.

About DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (www.dlapiper.com)
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has 3,100 lawyers and 59 offices in 22 countries throughout the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia. It has leading practices in commercial, corporate and finance, human resources, litigation, real estate, regulatory and legislative, and technology, media and communications.

DLA Piper’s Corporate and Securities practice includes 250 lawyers in the U.S. and more than 550 lawyers worldwide. The firm represents clients in public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, and other transactional matters.

DLA Piper also advises clients on securities compliance governance, IT, tax, executive compensation, and technology issues, and we have significant experience in technology, life sciences, and other industries. Our clients include about 100 publicly traded companies as well as major investment banks and numerous private equity and venture capital firms.

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