05:43, May 02 540 0

2017-05-02 05:43:09
DLA focuses on US in 46-strong global promotions round

DLA Piper has promoted 46 to partner in its latest US-heavy global promotions round.

In total, there were 17 promotions in the US, nine in the UK, 12 across Continental Europe, four in the UAE, two in China, and a further two in Australia.

Of these promotions, 12 (or 26 per cent) are female.

The nine promoted in the UK include four in London; real estate lawyer Chris Chan, IPT lawyer Patrick Mitchell, litigation and regulatory lawyer Edward Shaw and finance and projects lawyer Richard Skipper.

Elsewhere in the UK, Emma Phillips joined the employment practice in Birmingham, Andrew McIlhinney joined the employment practice in Liverpool. In Sheffield, Mark Keeling will join real estate, Amanda Pilkington will join IPT and David Beech will join corporate.

Globally, corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 10 promotions, followed by litigation and regulatory with nine, finance and projects with seven and employment with five. Intellectual property and technology, real estate and tax each had four promotions, whilst there were two in restructuring and one in government affairs.

DLA Piper global co-CEO Simon Levine said: “These lawyers represent the next generation of DLA Piper and their dedication and commitment remains integral to the firm’s success and our continued ability to deliver first class legal advice to our clients.”

The promotions are effective as of 1 January 2017 in the US and 1 May 2017 for EMEA and Asia Pacific.

The promotions, in full:


Pieter-Paul Terpstra, Corporate, Amsterdam

Radu Balas, Litigation & Regulatory, Bucharest

Eva Einfeldt, employment,Cologne

Guido Kleve, litigation and regulatory, Cologne

Bjorn Enders, Tax, Frankfurt

Sascha Morgenroth, Tax, Frankfurt

Xavier Guzman, finance and projects, Luxembourg

Danilo Surdi, corporate, Milan

Vincenzo La Malfa, finance and projects, Rome

Natalia Vygovskaya, corporate, St. Petersburg

Armin Hendrich, litigation and regulatory, Vienna

Bartosz Matusik, tax, Warsaw


John Ducat III, real estate, Atlanta

Daniel Simon, restructuring, Atlanta

Karen Nelson, litigation, Austin, Atlanta

Brian Hochleutner, real estate, Boston

Jessica C. Wilson, litigation, Boston

Jeffrey Musaffi, corporate and securities, Miami

Ryan  Moreno, finance, New York

Maruti Narayan, tax, New York

Cathryn Le Regulski, labour and employment, North Virginia

Richard Cruz, intellectual property, Philadelphia

Jon Olsen, corporate and securities, San Diego

Andrew Ramiro Escobar, litigation, Seattle

Tyler K. Hollenback, Corporate & Securities, Seattle

Jennifer Gallo, corporate and securities,Silicon Valley

John M. Nading, Intellectual Property, Washington DC

Christopher Steelman, government affairs, Washington DC


Emma Phillips, employment, Birmingham

Andrew McIlhinney, employment, Liverpool

Chris Chan, real estate, London

Patrick Mitchell, IPT, London

Edward Shaw, litigation and regulatory, London

Richard Skipper, finance and projects, London

Mark Keeling, real estate, Sheffield

Amanda Pilkington, IPT, Sheffield

David Beech, corporate, Sheffield


Keith Bullen, finance and projects, Dubai

Wissam Dagher, litigation, Dubai

Paul McViety,  finance and projects, Dubai

Suzannah Newboult,  litigation and regulatory, Dubai

Asia Pacific

Windson Li, tax, Beijing

Vivian Liu, corporate, Beijing

Jock Campbell, Litigation & Regulatory, Perth

Rhys Davies, Finance & Projects, Perth