09 Sep, 2011

DLA Piper adds Deputy General Counsel of Grant Thornton to Litigation practice


DLA Piper announced yesterday (Sept 8) that Ron Gould has joined the Litigation practice as a partner in the Chicago office. Gould joins the firm from Grant Thornton LLP, where he previously served as Deputy General Counsel and handled major litigation in the Office of the General Counsel.

In this role, Gould oversaw approximately 20 lawyers and support staff worldwide, working with all sectors of the company to manage its complex litigation matters around the globe.   

“As a senior inside counsel at one of the world’s largest accounting firms, Ron brings a unique and experienced general counsel dimension to our Litigation team,” said Robert Mathias, US chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation practice.  “His firsthand experience navigating the complex litigation environment facing accounting firms will be an important asset to our clients in this space.”

“Ron’s deep understanding of the accounting industry will play a key role as we continue to strategically expand our related litigation services in Chicago, as well as other regions across the country,” said Michael Poulos, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Chicago office. “We are pleased that Ron has joined our growing Chicago office and we look forward to his contributions.”

With Gould’s arrival, DLA Piper had added 10 partners to its Chicago office in 2011. In August, nationally recognized bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer Chris Dickerson joined DLA Piper’s Chicago office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP.

Gould received a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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