9 January 2018
New York
Reporter: Barney Dixon

DLA Piper names new co-chairs


DLA Piper has named Frank Ryan and Ann Ford as co-chairs of its global and US-based intellectual property and technology practices.

Ryan will work alongside Stéphane Lemarchand as co-chair of the global practice and will continue to serve with Ford as co-chair in the US practice.

He is also deputy chair of the firm’s global media, sport and entertainment sector and is on the firm’s executive committee and global board.

Ryan’s practice covers the full spectrum of intellectual property rights and he has particular experience in patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and business litigation.

Ford was previously vice chair of the US IP and technology practice and is also the US chair of the firm’s trademark, copyright and media practice, the global co-head and US head of sectors, and a member of its executive and policy committees.

She has specific experience in restructuring IP assets for tax planning, as well as knowledge in uniform dispute resolution procedures.

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