Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition.pdf

During his 14 year senate career mitchell led the

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some way. During his 14-year Senate career, Mitchell led the successful 1990 reauthorization of the Clean Air Act; authored the low-income housing tax credit program; was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act; chaired the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland; and was a leader in ratifying NAFTA and WTO regulations. Prior to his stint under the Obama administration, Mitchell had been chairman of the global board of DLA Piper and led a team of DLA Piper lawyers in the highly-publicized investigation into steroid use in Major League Baseball, culminating in the release of the “Mitchell Report.” DLA Piper is home to a number of other former public servants and policy makers. Former Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss joined the firm in 2014 and is a partner residing in both the Atlanta and Washington, DC offices. Senator Chambliss served in the Senate on behalf of Georgia from 2003 to 2015, and served as a Georgia Congressman from 1995 to 2003. In the Senate, he was the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (chairing the committee in 2005–2007) and the ranking Republican on the Select Committee on Intelligence. Former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood also serves as a senior policy advisor to the firm. Governor Jim Blanchard—who served as a United States Ambassador to Canada, the Governor of Michigan and a member of Congress—is a partner in the Government Affairs Practice Group in the Washington, DC office and former Delaware Governor Michael Castle is a partner in the Wilmington office. IN THE NEWS March 2017 Southern Expansion DLA Piper announced a cooperation agreement with Pizarro, Botto & Escobar in Peru. In addition, in December 2016, the firm announced a cooperation agreement with Bahamondez, Alvarez & Zegers in Chile. DLA Piper now has a presence in five major markets in Latin America, which also includes offices and relationships with firms in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. February 2017 Branded DLA Piper was recognized as one of the strongest law firm brands in the US and the world in Acritas’ Law Firm Brand Indexes, ranking third globally and fifth in the US. January 2017 #1 in M&A For the seventh consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2016, according to M ergermarket ’s   league tables for legal advisors. Mergermarket also ranked the firm first for Technology, Media & Telecommunication; Pharma, Medical & Biotech; and Consumer transactions . The rankings reflect DLA Piper’s strong year, which consisted of more than 470 transactions worldwide valued at approximately US$126 billion. November 2016 Combination in Canada DLA Piper combined with Dimock Stratton, one of Canada’s preeminent intellectual property and technology firms.
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