LawFuel.com – The Law Firm Newswire – DLA Piper announced today that the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the community, has named James D. Mathias to their board of directors. Mathias is a partner in DLA Piper’s Baltimore office.
“DLA Piper is a hard-working organization with a firm commitment to our community. As an individual, Jim Mathias reflects those important qualities,” said Downtown Partnership President Kirby Fowler. “We welcome him and we are excited to have him work with us to continue creating a wonderful, thriving Downtown Baltimore.”
For more than 25 years, the Downtown Partnership has been working to make downtown Baltimore a better place for businesses, property owners, residents, employees and visitors. As a member of the board, Mathias will help further the organization’s policies and programs that have led to a cleaner and safer downtown, new investment and infrastructure improvements, and business retention and economic development.
“As a Baltimore resident for nearly 30 years, I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact on our downtown neighborhoods of the Downtown Partnership’s initiatives,” said Mathias. “I have tremendous respect both for Kirby Fowler and for the organization’s commitment to enhancing the downtown business community and look forward to working with the talented and dedicated members of the board to further this success.”
“We are proud that Jim has chosen to take a leadership role in this critical organization for the Baltimore community,” said Paul Tiburzi, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. “Our Baltimore office is deeply committed to making a difference in the community and our attorneys embrace this responsibility through active involvement in numerous charitable and non-profit institutions.”
At DLA Piper, Mathias serves as chair of the Baltimore Litigation department, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group, and a member of the firmwide Policy Committee. He focuses on litigation concerning securities and financial services, class actions, complex financial transactions, fraud, and internal corporate and compliance investigations.
In addition to his role on the Downtown Partnership board, Mathias serves as board chairman of the Fund for Educational Excellence, which supports achievement in Baltimore City Public Schools. He has served previously on the board of directors for the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, the Charles Village Community Benefits District and the Orchards Neighborhood Association.
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About Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (www.GoDowntownBaltimore.com)
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is a non-profit corporation creating a more vibrant Downtown community for businesses, property owners, residents, and employees. Downtown Partnership initiatives increase investment, retain business, solve transportation challenges, improve parks and greenspace, and create workforce development opportunities. For more than 25 years, these programs have been good for Downtown and good for Baltimore.