03 May 2012 at 14:33 BST

DLA hails bumper round of promotions

Anglo-US international law firm DLA Piper has become the latest firm to announce its 2012 promotions, and has done so with a bang -- adding no fewer than 58 lawyers to the firm's global partnership.

Tony Angel: a 'testatment to talent'

The promotions – which span 15 countries and a wide spectrum of practice areas -- are effective from 1 January 2012 in the US and 1 May 2012 for jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, subject to any necessary local regulatory filings.
The firm’s corporate department saw the lion’s share of promotions with 14 new partners. It was followed by intellectual property (11), litigation and regulatory (10) and finance and projects (eight).
The firm -- formed in 2005 by a merger between San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, Chicago-based Piper Rudnick and London-based DLA – stayed true to its roots with 22 new partners in the US and 12 UK appointments. Continental Europe was also heavily invested in, with 17 promotions.
Tony Angel, the firm’s new global co-chairman commented: ‘These promotions demonstrate our significant strengths across each region and within each practice area and are testament to the talent that resides within the firm.’

The full list of partners by region and office:


Amsterdam -- Lex Oosterling (restructuring)

Antwerp -- Koen Selleslags (corporate)

Brussels -- Johan Mouraux (finance and projects)

Bucharest -- Alin Buftea (real estate)

Frankfurt -- Pascal Kremp (employment, pensions and benefits)

Hamburg -- Kai Bodenstedt (employment, pensions and benefits)

Madrid -- Alfredo Barona (finance and projects), Albert Agustinoy (intellectual property and technology)

Milan -- Federico Vanetti (litigation and regulatory)

Moscow -- Igor Antonyan (corporate)

Oslo -- Camilla Wollan (finance and projects)

Paris -- Gregory Tulquois (intellectual property and technology)

Rome -- Matteo Mancinelli (corporate), Francesco De Blasio (real estate)

Vienna -- Christophe Urbanek (finance and projects), Franz Althuber (tax)

Warsaw -- Marta Frackowiak (corporate)


Austin -- Amy Beckstead (employment)

Baltimore -- Michael O'Day and Ian Taylor (litigation)

Boston -- Bryan Connolly (real estate)

Chicago -- Gregory Grossman (corporate and securities), Carl Poedtke (finance), Kimberlie Pearlman (real estate)

East Palo Alto -- Aaron Wainscoat (intellectual property and technology), Stacy Paz (tax)

Los Angeles -- Olga Berson and Andrew Devkar (intellectual property and technology)

New York -- Jeffrey Rotenberg (litigation)

Philadelphia -- Lesli Esposito and Kevin Rethore (litigation)

San Diego -- Chris Shoff (corporate and securities), Erin Gibson (intellectual property and technology)

San Francisco -- Isabelle Ord (litigation), Tamara Shepard (tax)

Washington DC -- Eric Eisenberg and Jeremy Lustman (corporate and securities), Seamus Curley (government affairs), Deana Cairo (litigation)


Birmingham -- Tim Lake (corporate), Benedict Gorner (employment, pensions and benefits)

Glasgow -- Callum Sinclair (intellectual property and technology)

Liverpool -- Jeff Vernon (intellectual property and technology)

London -- Chris Baird (corporate),Dimitri Papaefstratious (finance and projects), Claire Bennett and John Wilks (intellectual property and technology)

Manchester -- Claire Bell (employment, pensions and benefits), Andrew Davies (finance and projects)

Sheffield -- Gurpreet Duhra (employment, pensions and benefits), Ian Doig (real estate)

Asia and Australia

Hong Kong -- Anderson Lam, Phil Lam and Mike Suen (corporate)

Melbourne -- Bruce Linke (finance and projects)

Perth -- Richard Edwards (litigation and regulatory)

Shanghai -- Kaichen Xu (corporate)

Sydney -- Simone Mitchell (intellectual property and technology)

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