DLA Piper names Boyd and Gately as co-managing partners of DC office

DLA Piper has announced that Ben Boyd and Mary Gately have been named co-managing partners of the Washington DC office. In their new roles, Boyd and Gately will guide the office’s strategic growth and general management.

Boyd’s practice encompasses a variety of business litigation, with significant experience defending product liability, mass torts and a host of business ownership, employment, fraud and contractual cases.

He represents national manufacturers of industrial and consumer products, pharmaceuticals and food products in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Gately focuses her practice on class actions, cross-border litigation and other complex matters in the fields of the first amendment, product liability and commercial litigation. She serves on the hiring committee and the pro bono committee in the Washington DC office.

Boyd will also continue to serve as national hiring partner and Gately will continue to serve as co-head of the Washington DC litigation practice.