- Joint Global Chairmen: Anthony Angel, Francis B Burch Jr
- Joint Chief Executive Officers: Sir Nigel Knowles, Lee I Miller
- US Managing Partner: Terry O’Malley
- Executive Director: Bob Bratt
- Number of partners worldwide: 1,350
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 4,200
- Languages: Over 60 languages
- Offices :
- Georgia :
- Atlanta: Tel: 404 736 7800
- Texas :
- Austin: Tel: 512 457 7000
- Houston: Tel: 713 425 8400
- Maryland :
- Baltimore: Tel: 512 457 7000
- Boston: Tel: 617 406 6000
- Illinois :
- Chicago: Tel: 312 368 4000
- Texas :
- Dallas: Tel: 214 743 4500
- New Jersey:
- Florham Park: Tel: 973 520 2550
- California :
- Los Angeles: Tel: 310 595 3000
- Sacramento: Tel: 916 930 3200
- San Diego: Tel: 619 699 2700
- San Francisco: Tel: 415 836 2500
- Silicon Valley: Tel: 650 833 2000
- Miami: Tel: 305 423 8500
- Tampa: Tel: 813 229 2111
- Minnesota :
- Minneapolis: Tel: 612 524 3000
- New York: Tel: 212 335 4500
- Virginia :
- Reston: Tel: 703 773 4000
- Philadelphia: Tel: 215 656 3300
- Arizona :
- Phoenix: Tel: 480 606 5100
- North Carolina :
- Raleigh: Tel: 919 786 2000
- Delaware :
- Wilmington: Tel: 302 468 5700
- Washington :
- Seattle: Tel: 206 839 4800
- District of Columbia :
- Washington DC: Tel: 202 799 4000
- International Offices:
- Africa: Accra*, Cairo*, Cape Town*, Dar es Salaam*, Johannesburg*, Lusaka*, Mwanza*, Nairobi*.
- Asia Pacific: Auckland*, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Canberra, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Wellington*.
- Europe: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Birmingham, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo*, Sheffield, St. Petersburg, Stockholm*, Tbilisi, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb*.
- Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait City, Muscat, Riyadh.
- South America: Caracas*.
In today’s economic environment, the concept of ‘doing business’ has become increasingly complex. More and more businesses have become global, and even local ones are dependent upon or certainly affected by global forces and trends. DLA Piper gets it. In 2005, DLA Piper became one of the world’s largest and 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 wherever they do business; whether it is across multiple jurisdictions or in a single market. Today, DLA Piper has approximately 4,200 lawyers in more than 75 offices throughout the world’s established and emerging business centers across the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. In Latin America, the firm opened an office in Mexico City and works in cooperation with top Brazilian law firm Campos Mello Advogados, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and it recently reached an agreement with law firm InterJuris Abogados SC to establish a presence in Caracas, Venezuela, where the firm operates as DLA InterJuris Abogados. But DLA Piper believes such a rich global network is only valuable if it helps to better serve the needs of the client. DLA Piper is able to offer clients the advantage of one outside law firm with the depth and geographic coverage to meet most, if not all, of their legal needs anywhere in the world.
Main Areas of Practice:
The globalization of business has increased the complexity of public and private equity and debt offerings,mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, venture capital and private equity investments, and other transactional matters. DLA Piper’s Corporate Practice includes 300 lawyers in the US and more than 600 worldwide, who advise clients on capital markets, securities compliance governance, IT, tax, executive compensation and technology issues.
Changes in the global economy have created reverberations in the field of finance, resulting in a new set of rules, a different mindset. The lawyers in the firm’s Finance Practice -150 in the US and more than 500 worldwide - are fully prepared to provide clients with up-to-date guidance and representation on all aspects of financial lending and restructuring matters.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
A company’s intellectual property is its lifeblood and safeguarding those assets has become more and more difficult in an expanding global economy. DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice includes nearly 200 lawyers in the US and approximately 400 lawyers worldwide, making it among the largest IP practices in the world.
Legislative & Regulatory:
Businesses today operate in an increasingly aggressive enforcement environment. DLA Piper’s 100-lawyer Government Affairs and Regulatory Team counsels clients on federal, state, and local government and regulatory matters, as well as all levels of legislation and policy. Among the group’s members are several former high ranking government officials.
Litigation & Arbitration:
While it is transactional matters that enable companies to grow and thrive, litigation is what keeps clients up at night. And when disputes do arise, many of the world’s leading companies turn to us to represent their interests. DLA Piper’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice, with more than 600 lawyers in the US and 1,200 worldwide, collaborates with clients and counterparts to identify and execute the most advantageous business-oriented solutions.
The cyclical, yet explosive, nature of real estate makes it a field where solid experience and the ability to expeditiously close complex deals are crucial. With nearly 200 lawyers in the US and 500 worldwide, DLA Piper’s Real Estate Practice is the world’s largest and the group handles all aspects of real estate transactions.
Growing global markets have given rise to many complex tax issues that require an in-depth knowledge of local and national tax laws augmented by an international perspective. DLA Piper’s global Tax Group – consisting of more than 200 tax lawyers and economists – is experienced in the areas critical to multinational companies.