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DLA Piper has announced its global promotions round, appointing 34 new partners - a drop of 41 per cent compared to 2012, when it made up 58 partners around the world.
The bulk of the firm’s promotions were in the US, where 19 associates became partner effective 1 January 2013. A further seven lawyers were made up in Continental Europe with four each for the UK and Australia. There were no Asian promotions.
New York received the most new partners, with six promotions.
The number of promotions in the US is only slightly down on 2012, when 22 US lawyers were promoted (3 May 2012). However the European promotions were slashed, with the UK receiving only a third as many promotions as last year. In Europe in 2012 17 were made up.
In terms of practice area this year, DLA made up nine partners in the firm’s litigation and regulatory teams, six in finance and projects and six in IP and technology. There were five promotions in corporate, four in tax, and two in each of real estate and employment.
DLA’s global co-chair Tony Angel said the new partners would help the firm work towards its goal of being the leading global business law firm.
The promotions in full:
Brisbane - Dan Brown, finance and projects Canberra - Sharon Rowe, IP and technology Perth - David Shaw, litigation and regulatory Sydney - Jacques Jacobs, litigation and regulatory
Bucharest - Monica Georgiadis, employment Frankfurt - Michael Holzhauser, litigation and regulatory Istanbul - Jonathan Clarke, corporate Kyiv - Natalia Pakhomovska, IP and technology Madrid - Miguel Baz, tax Vienna - Stephan Nitzl, employment Warsaw - Jacek Gizinsk, corporate
Leeds - Kirstie Allerton, finance and projects London - Lee McGuirk, IP and technology; Julie Romer, finance and projects Sheffield - Rob McKie, corporate
Atlantic City - Timothy Lowry, finance Boston - Cara Nelson, real estate Chicago - Gregg Graines, real estate; Michael Kasdin, finance Dallas - Dania Duncan Moreno, tax Los Angeles - Stephen Weerts, tax New York - Tamar Duvdevani, IP and technology; Cara Edwards, litigation and regulatory; Frank Jackson, tax; Shmuel Klahr, corporate; Douglas Walter Mateyashuk II, litigation and regulatory; John Vukelj, litigation Northern Virginia - Tao Xu, IP and technology Palo Alto - Carrie Williamson, IP and technology Raleigh - Christopher Russell Stambaugh, finance Sacramento - Todd Michael Noona, litigation and regulatory Seattle - Megan Lee Muir, corporate Tampa - E. Colin Thompson, litigation and regulatory Washington DC - John Holahan, litigation and regulatory