Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has appointed Andrew Warren as business development director.

He joins from DLA Piper, where he was head of marketing operations, and takes up his new role with immediate effect.

Since joining DLA Piper in 1997, Warren has gained significant experience working at a strategic level across all aspects of professional services marketing. He has been heavily involved in brand and general business development, client relationship management and several international mergers, helping to transform the law firm into one of the largest in the world today.

CEO David Fennell says: “Our combination with Canadian law firm Gowlings is now on the horizon and having Andrew on board significantly bolsters our existing senior support capability. His knowledge and experience will not only help us to implement our strategy, but will also help shape our overall positioning within our relevant markets.”

Warren will share his time equally between Wragges’ London, Birmingham and international offices.

From mid-January 2016, Wragges will be known as Gowling WLG.