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The 10-attorney group in the Wilmington, Del., office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge has moved to DLA Piper, which has launched its own Wilmington practice. The group includes five partners and five associates. Partners Stuart Brown, Selinda Melnik and R. Craig Martin will form DLA Piper’s Wilmington restructuring practice. John Reed joins as a litigation partner, as does Denise Kraft, who also practices intellectual property and technology law. Brown, who will serve as managing partner of the new office, is the former head of Edward Angell’s Wilmington office and the former chairman of its restructuring and insolvency group. Kraft previously was co-chairwoman of Edward Angell’s commercial litigation practice group. The Delaware rule that restricts out-of-state law firms from practicing in the jurisdiction was a as major reason that DLA Piper decided to open an office there, said Francis B. Burch Jr., global chairman of DLA Piper. “We’ve had to regularly hire local counsel because of the barriers that exist in Delaware for lawyers practicing outside of the state,” he said. Burch said that the additions are part of the firm’s expansion of its restructuring and litigation practices. In February, the law firm hired Richard Chesley, a restructuring partner and former head of Paul Hasting Janofsky & Walker’s Chicago office. Also in February, it hired Paul Hastings litigation partners Jamie Wareham and Laura Flippin. Boston-based Edwards Angell now has 12 offices and about 500 attorneys. Regarding the departure of the Wilmington attorneys, firm spokesman John Tuerck said, “We wish them the best in their endeavors.” DLA Piper has 3,500 attorneys and 71 offices in 29 countries. Contact Leigh Jones at [email protected].

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