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April 18, 2011 1:46 PM

DLA Piper Promotes 53 to Partner

Posted by Ross Todd

U.K. publication Legal Week reported Monday that DLA Piper will make 53 partners around the globe in 2011. Of the partnership promotions, DLA's U.S. practice receives 17 new partners, Asia gets seven, and 18 are in continental Europe.

The promotions took effect on January 1, 2011, in the United States, and will take effect on May 1, 2011, for the Europe, the Middle East, African, and Asia, according to Legal Week. The number of promotions at DLA is up from last year, when the firm made 41 partners internationally. This year's number matches the 53 partners made in 2009.

DLA joint CEO Nigel Knowles told Legal Week: "We are delighted at the appointment of so many talented lawyers to the position of partner. DLA Piper remains focused on recognising and rewarding outstanding talent across our regions and practice areas and in these lawyers we have the future of our law firm."

The Am Law Daily reached out to firm chair Francis Burch, Jr., for comment, but did not hear back from him by the time of this post.

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