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DLA Piper has expanded its US management team with the appointment of two new chairmen - global corporate and finance head Roger Meltzer and practice co-head Jay Rains.
They will work alongside global chairman Frank Burch, CEO Lee Miller and managing partner Terry O’Malley.
A spokesperson for the firm said: “DLA Piper is like many of the clients we represent: we’re a large, multinational enterprise.
“As such, it’s prudent for us to have a cadre of leaders in place who are schooled in the management of this complex organisation. The addition of Roger and Jay expands the pool of firm leadership that’s experienced in managing the intricacies of our global law firm.”
New York-based Meltzer arrived at the firm in 2007 from Cahill Gordon & Reindel, where he was a member of the firm’s executive committee (8 October 2007). since joining DLA Piper he has been responsible for the rapid expansion of the firm’s corporate practice.
San Diego-based Jay Rains joined DLA Piper as part of its merger with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich in 2005. His clients include CareFusion Corporation and Life Technologies Corporation.
Burch, Miller and O’Malley were appointed to their current roles following the 2005 merger.