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DLA appoints first UK managing partner from outside the City

Jul 14, 2015 - The Lawyer
Board and Executive Moves

 DLA Piper has appointed Sandra Wallace as its UK managing partner to take over from Mark O'Conor on 1 August.

Being based in Birmingham, Wallace is the first person at the firm to be appointed as UK managing partner from outside London since legacy DLA merged with US firm Piper Rudnick in 2005 (6 December 2004). She will hold the position for three years.

Wallace was previously the firm's UK employment pensions and benefits group head as well as the firm's national head of equalit...