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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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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

Firm Overview:
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:  

Corporate:
The firm’s lawyers support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.

Employment:
The team advises clients worldwide on employment legislation, helping them meet their workforce objectives.

Finance:
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.

Real Estate:
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.

Restructuring:
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.

Tax:
The firm’s clients receive a full range of tax services that address the challenges of international commerce and business operations.

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