DLA Piper announce 44 new partners on 2021

We announce that 44 lawyers have been promoted to partner this year, spanning all regions of the world, 17 countries and 33 offices.

Each of our new partners has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional service to clients, across practices and geographies, as well as an ability to grow existing and new client relationships. They are outstanding contributors to the firm, their communities, and the legal profession.

In total, there were 17 promotions in the United States, four in Latin America, nine across Continental Europe, six in the United Kingdom, three in Asia, one in the Middle East, and two each in Australia and South Africa. Note that the promotions are effective as of April 1, 2021 in the United States and May 1, 2021 for EMEA and Asia Pacific.

A full list of partner promotions by office and practice is included below.

Full list of partners by office:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Johan Zwemmer, Employment

Austin, United States
Jeremy Doane, Corporate

Bangkok, Thailand
Komson Suntheeraporn, Employment

Boston, United States
Thanos Matthai, Real Estate
Ryan Starr, Tax

Brisbane, Australia
Kelly Morrison, Corporate

Chicago, United States
Tonya Gauff, Finance and Projects
Adam Spector, Corporate

Dallas, United States
James Bookhout, Litigation and Regulatory

Helsinki, Finland
Kristiina Hirva, Finance and Projects
Mikko Luukkonen, Finance and Projects
Antti Paloniemi, Tax

Hong Kong, China
Christine Liu, Litigation and Regulatory

Johannesburg, South Africa
Jamie MacDonald, Finance and
Andrew Lewis, Tax

Leeds, United Kingdom
Victoria Rhodes, Corporate
Sohail Ali, Litigation and Regulatory

Lima, Perú
Hernán Jordán, Litigation and Regulatory

London, United Kingdom
Rubayet Choudhury, Finance and Projects
Peter Manley, Restructuring
Matt Davies, Tax

Los Angeles, United States
Rishi Sodhi, Tax

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Caroline Pimpaud, Corporate

Manama, Bahrain
Mohamed Toorani, Corporate

Manchester, United Kingdom
George Nicholson, Employment

Milan, Italy
Valentina Marengo, Real Estate

New York, United States
Kiera Gans, Litigation and Regulatory

Northern Virginia, United States
Mark Fiekers, Finance and Projects

Paris, France
Claire Donse, Responsible Business – Pro Bono

San Diego (Downtown), United States
Kevin Harlow, Employment

San Diego (Golden Triangle), United States
Shehzad Huda, Corporate

San Francisco, United States
Jeanette Barzelay, Litigation and Regulatory

Santiago, Chile
Jorge Timmermann, Corporate

São Paulo, Brazil
Victor Kampel, Tax
Rafaella Chiachio, Corporate

Seattle, United States
Kerra Melvin, Corporate
Austin Rainwater, Litigation and Regulatory

Silicon Valley, United States
Blake Jackson, Intellectual Property and Technology

Singapore, Singapore
Katherine Chew, Corporate

Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Berntorp, Corporate
Joséphine Tessmar, Finance and Projects

Sydney, Australia
Cameron Scholes, Litigation and Regulatory

Washington, DC, United States
Keith Greenberg, Real Estate

Wilmington, United States
Brian Biggs, Intellectual Property and Technology