New York, October 8, 2013 - DLA Piper announced that Richard Hans has been appointed co-managing partner of the New York office, joining Heidi Levine in the role. He succeeds Peter Pantaleo, who has been appointed General Counsel of DLA Piper LLP (US).

“This is a well-deserved recognition of Rich’s leadership ability and dedication to the firm,” said Levine. “I look forward to working closely with him and continuing our history of collaborating together. Our co-management structure will guarantee that the New York office will remain focused, responsive and accessible.” 

Hans is also chair of DLA Piper’s 100-lawyer New York Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s New York Steering Committee. He represents financial institutions and other publicly and privately held firms in complex commercial securities and structured products litigation and regularly advises and represents clients in state regulatory and internal investigations.

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