One of the largest legal service providers in the world
DLA Piper became one of the largest legal service providers in the world in 2005 through the largest ever merger in the sector. While large in scale, the merger strategy was simple – to create an international practice capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business.
The company wanted clients to rely on receiving the right service for their particular needs, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location.
Building strong and substantial client relationships was and remains the compass for DLA Piper's business strategy and future development. With Frank Burch as Chairman of the Global Board, DLA Piper today has 3,500 lawyers in offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. It represents more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than almost any other law firm in the world. DLA Piper insist that its client commitment is also its brand maintaining that every detail matters, large or small, when it comes to the way clients are served.
DLA Piper was built to serve clients wherever in the world they do business - quickly, efficiently and with genuine knowledge of both local and international considerations. However, while markets around the world are becoming more international this does not mean they are becoming the same. The business remains committed, as always, to the local markets that are the building blocks of international business.
DLA Piper’s clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. As the company builds its global practices it remains committed to maintaining regional practices around the world where it already does highly valued work for longstanding clients. This has given the company an understanding of middle market clients and insight into the issues facing both larger businesses and those seeking to establish a foothold.
DLA Piper offers a wide range of global services as well as hundreds of additional propositions in individual markets all carefully tailored to address clients' business needs.