DLA Piper Announces Partnership Promotions for 2010

20 January 2010

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DLA Piper is proud to announce that 41 lawyers worldwide have been promoted to its partnership for 2010. In addition to the new partners, 23 lawyers at DLA Piper have been promoted to legal director and 91 to its associateship. The promotions, effective from 1 January 20101, were made across all key practice areas throughout DLA Piper’s global network.

The Litigation and Regulatory group saw the largest intake of new partners, with 18 promotions. Corporate saw 10 promotions, followed by Finance (6), Employment, Pensions and Benefits (3), Intellectual Property and Technology (2), and Real Estate (2). Sixteen partners were promoted in Continental Europe, 14 in the US, 9 across the UK and a further two in Asia. Within Europe, three promotions were in Italy while offices in the Netherlands, Russia and Poland grew by two new partners each. A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

“I am very proud of our new partner class and I congratulate them on all that they have achieved during their careers at DLA Piper,” said Francis B. Burch, Jr., Chairman of DLA Piper. “This class – which spans thirteen countries and includes lawyers from all our major practice groups – truly reflects the diversity and uniqueness of our global platform. These men and women are the future of DLA Piper, and we welcome them to the partnership.”

Nigel Knowles, Joint CEO of DLA Piper, commented: “We have faced a difficult year like the rest of the legal sector adjusting to quieter markets where the econmic downturn has hit hardest, but we remain focussed on recognising and rewarding outstanding talent across our ranks. These lawyers have been chosen for their contributions to DLA Piper and potential to help drive us into a new period of growth.”

Summary of promotions 2010:

Corporate Employment Pensions


Finance and Projects

Real Estate
Litigation and Regulatory

Restructuring Intellectual Property and Technology
Partner 10 3 6 2 18 0 2
Legal Director 4 3 3 4 5 1 3
Associate 24 5 8 15 19 5 15

A full list of Partners and Legal Directors by office:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst Corporate Partner

Hélène Bogaard Employment, Pensions and Benefits Partner

Baltimore, United States

Penny Minna Corporate Partner

Beijing, China

Jenny Liu Corporate Legal Director

Brussels, Belgium

Damien Stas de Richelle Employment, Pensions and Benefits Partner

Bucharest, Romania

Livia Constantinescu Corporate Partner

Budapest, Hungary

András Nemescsói Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Cologne, Germany

Dr Gunne Bähr Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Dubai, UAE

Kerry Scott-Patel Employment, Pensions and Benefits Legal Director

Edinburgh, UK

Philippa Montgomerie IPT Partner

Ray Gribben Lit and Reg (Insurance) Legal Director

Glasgow, UK

Callum Sinclair IPT Legal Director

Hong Kong, China

Ernest Yang Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Yuet Ming Tham Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Leeds, UK

Natasha Luther-Jones Finance and Projects Partner

Josh Wong Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Lisa Harley IPT Legal Director

Sharon Duncan Litigation and Regulatory Legal Director

Clare Christopher Real Estate Legal Director

Liverpool, UK

Martin Griffiths Real Estate Partner

Jeff Vernon IPT Legal Director

London, UK

Louise Gates Finance and Projects Partner

Kate Knox Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Nick Marsh Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Cormac Alexander Litigation and Regulatory Legal Director

Jeremy Irving Litigation and Regulatory Legal Director

Louise Hales Restructuring Legal Director

Madrid, Spain

Cesar Herrero Finance and Projects Partner

Manchester, UK

Ben Johnson Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Andrew Smith Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Jane Cotton Employment, Pensions and Benefits Legal Director

Juliet Tomlinson Finance and Projects Legal Director

Claire Quinn Real Estate Legal Director

Milan, Italy

Martin Pugsley Finance and Projects Partner

Moscow, Russia

Feruz Fidaev Corporate Partner

Yaroslav Moshennikov Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Sergey Chelyshkov Corporate Legal Director

Vladislav Mazur Corporate Legal Director

Alexey Aronov Litigation and Regulatory Legal Director

Alexei Kolesnikov Finance and Projects Legal Director

New York, United States

Camilo Cardozo Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Megan Shea Harwick Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Lindsay Havern Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Paris, France

Marine Gicquel Employment, Pensions and Benefits Partner

Francois Millet Employment, Pensions and Benefits Legal Director

Alexis Marchand Corporate Legal Director

Philadelphia, United States

Nancy Rappaport Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Raleigh, United States

Carrie Hartley Finance and Projects Partner

Rome, Italy

Matteo Falcione Corporate Partner

Marco Zechini Finance and Project Partner

St Petersburg, Russia

Marat Altynbaev Finance and Projects Legal Director

Pavel Loguinov Real Estate Legal Director

San Diego, United States

Jake Handy Corporate Partner

Ray Hartman Litigation and Regulatory Partner

San Francisco, United States

Dean Fealk Corporate (Tax) Partner

Seattle, United States

Trent Dykes Corporate Partner

Sheffield, UK

Ian Doig Real Estate Legal Director

Tampa, United States

Angela Crawford Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Tbilisi, Georgia

Otar Kipshidze Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Warsaw, Poland

Patryk Laskorzynski Corporate Partner

Marcin Matyka Corporate Partner

Washington, DC

Ed Scheideman Litigation and Regulatory Partner

Kim Pagotto Real Estate Partner

Tom Zutic IPT (Trademarks) Partner


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