Americas Co-Chairmen: Roger Meltzer, Jay Rains
Americas Managing Partner: Stasia Kelly
Chief Operating Officer: Bob Bratt
Number of partners worldwide: 1,400 Number of lawyers worldwide: 4,500
Languages: More than 60 languages
In 2005, DLA Piper became one of the world’s most prominent legal service providers through a merger of unprecedented scope. The motivation for doing so was not about size or prestige or putting pins in a map. It was to create a global organization capable of quickly and efficiently serving the most important legal needs of clients around the world, whether it is across multiple jurisdictions or in a single market.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s lawyers support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.
The team advises clients worldwide on employment legislation, helping them meet their workforce objectives.
The firm’s lawyers provide clients with guidance and representation on all aspects of financial lending and related matters.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
The firm provides a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing, franchise and technology law services.
International Trade, Regulatory & Government Affairs:
The firm’s clients receive counsel on federal, state and local government and regulatory matters on all levels of legislation and policy.
Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations:
With skilled lawyers in litigation, arbitration, investigations and ADR, the firm deploys that experience to help clients devise the best legal strategies to handle business disputes.
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure:
The firm has a track record of successfully delivering firstrate legal services in all segments of the infrastructure and energy industries, and advises on energy law, infrastructure finance, transport matters and more.
The firm offers a full range of services, in the areas of acquisitions and disposals, construction law, financing, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax.
The firm’s lawyers have significant experience advising clients on investigation, enforcement, litigation and asset recovery on a multijurisdictional basis relating to public and private companies in underperforming and distressed situations.
The firm’s clients receive a full range of tax services that address the challenges of international commerce and business operations.