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DLA Piper has named IP partner Mark O’Conor as UK managing partner after incumbent Andrew Darwin relocated to Australia to help integrate the Asia business with the rest of the firm.
O’Conor, who joined DLA Piper as a lateral partner hire from Bird & Bird in 2004, specialises in IT law, advising technology suppliers, startups and public sector bodies. O’Conor, who does not appear to be a board member according to the firm’s 2011/12 LLP accounts, will take the reins as UK managing partner on 2 April 2013.
A spokesperson for DLA Piper said in a statement: “We can confirm that Mark O’Conor has been appointed as UK managing partner.”
Darwin had only been in the role of UK head for a year when he was asked to relocate to Australia for two years to help bring the offices there into step with the rest of the firm (17 January 2013). Before Darwin, David Bradley was UK managing partner, but he returned to fee earning following a management shake up in 2012 (12 April 2012).