DLA Piper is the multinational global law firm which is located in more than 30 countries throughout America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. It had total revenues of $2.48 billion and the average profit per equity partner of $1.490 million in 2014 and it was the 3rd largest law firm in the United States as measured by revenue. It was formed in January 2005 by a merger between 3 law firms i.e. San Diego based Gray Cary Ware and Freidenrich LLP, Chicago based Piper Rudnick LLP and UK based DLA LLP.
DLA Piper’s origins can be traced back to Thomas Townend Dibb and Sir Charles Lupton OBE. The founder of the firm is displaced to the Victorian bust of Thomas Townend Dibb. The 3 letter arbitration used by the firm today- DLA conceals a complex history of consolidation and name changes and picked up Lupton from Nelson eddison in 1920. The firm then merged with Broomhead of Sheffield in 1988. The name of this firm as Dibb Lupton and co. survived intact until the merger with broomheads of shielf in 1988. Following the link of Alsop Wilkinson in 1996 the firm was even then known as Dipp Lupton Alsop until around. The year was 2000 when the name was shortened and renamed as DLA. It is now known internationally as DLA Piper, the largest law firm in the world.
Piper Rudnick was the result of 1999 merger between the Baltimore based Piper and Marbury and Chicago based Rudnick and Wolfe. This merger was the largest law firm merger in the history. The combined firm was known as Piper Marbury and Rudnick Wolfe LLP until 2002.
DLA Piper has all over 80 offices in more than 30 countries across the Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, Americas, Australia, and in the Middle East.
The notable staffs of this firm are being listed below:
DLA Piper was the twelfth largest donor to President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Similarly, as of 2014, it was the 5th largest donor potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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