Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders IP partner Ray Miller, a Pittsburgh-based lawyer known for taking his clients on a high-class retreat at a Canadian island, has moved his practice along with two longtime colleagues to DLA Piper.

The move finds Miller and partners Nicole Endejann and Joseph Helmsen practicing in DLA Piper’s intellectual property practice and in the technology practice and life sciences industry group. Without an office in the city, firm leaders have designated the Pittsburgh-based trio as residents in the DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office.