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Career Development

She Took an Unusual Path to An Unusually Valuable Skillset

DLA’s Stasia Kelly is a legal first responder – rushing toward disaster, not away from it.

CCBJ: Your career path, it’s fair to say, has been out of the ordinary. Early on, you were with Wilmer Hale. Talk about how you got started in law.

Stasia Kelly: I went to law school at...

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A Team Runs Through It: DLA Piper has created a dedicated group of pro bono specialists

Lisa Dewey has been a full-time pro bono lawyer at DLA Piper since 1999. That didn’t change when she made partner in 2003, but her job expanded eight years later, when she was chosen to also head the firm’s global pro bono nonprofit affiliate, New Perimeter. She also leads a team of...

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H.R. 4115: A Class Action Nightmare

Editor: Are your corporate counsel clients concerned about litigation costs? Sacks: Absolutely. I defend consumer and employment class actions. Merely by adding the words "class action" to a complaint, plaintiffs drive up litigation costs dramatically and without any rational relationship to the...

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