Latest addition continues expansion in key market
DLA Piper today announced that William Stute has joined the Litigation practice as a partner in the Minneapolis office.
Previously a partner at Faegre Baker & Daniels LLP, Stute focuses his practice on complex financial disputes, including commercial and securities fraud, business torts, merger and acquisition litigation, and shareholder derivative and class actions. He also represents companies and individuals in investigations and proceedings involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies.
“Will has an impressive track record representing prominent multinational corporations, and our global platform matches up well with the types of complex litigation and investigatory work in which his clients are involved,” said Robert Mathias, joint global leader and US chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation practice.
Stute is the latest addition to DLA Piper’s Minneapolis office in recent months. The firm also added cross-border corporate lawyer Kathleen Smith Ruhland in March and corporate finance lawyer Michael Macaluso in June 2011.
“The DLA Piper Minneapolis office is currently representing Fortune 500 and other companies in corporate and finance transactions in nearly 100 countries. In addition to being an accomplished litigator, Will Stute will expand the firm’s global practice with Upper Midwest companies doing business throughout the world,” said Alan Kildow, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Minneapolis office. “Will is also a perfect fit for us because of his commitment to community service and advancing diversity and inclusion in the Minnesota legal community.”
Stute is a member of William Mitchell College of Law's board of trustees and a member of Minnesota CLE's board of directors. He is the former president of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, served on the United States District Court, District of Minnesota Federal Practice Committee, and was a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's fellows program in 2011.
Stute earned a J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A., cum laude, from Augsburg College.
DLA Piper’s Litigation practice is comprised of more than 1,500 lawyers globally, including many lawyers named leaders in their fields by the most prominent independent directories. Among them are a former Chief Litigation Counsel of the SEC's Division of Enforcement; members of the American College of Trial Lawyers (including a past president); former US Attorneys; numerous former Assistant US Attorneys; former Deputy State Attorneys General; a former federal judge; and numerous partners who are listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and US Legal 500. The Litigation practice in Philadelphia was recently listed in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Litigation Departments of the Year,” while nationally the firm was named to The American Lawyer’s lists of “Biggest 25 Litigation Departments,” ranking first by lawyer head count and third in revenue.
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