DLA Piper today announced that Patrick Connolly has joined the firm’s Tax practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Connolly joins DLA Piper from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP, where he was a principal in the International Tax Services group. He focuses his practice on complex international tax matters and transactions for various industries with a strong emphasis on the technology sector.

“As we continue to grow our practice on a global scale, Patrick’s substantial experience will be a valuable asset to our clients and colleagues,” said David Colker, global and US chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice. “Additionally, his sophisticated knowledge and skill set in the technology sector will broaden our capabilities in Southern California.”

Connolly’s addition continues the expansion of DLA Piper’s Tax practice, which includes the recent arrival of international tax lawyer Dharmesh Pandya in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome a lawyer of Patrick’s caliber in Tax to our growing office,” said Perrie Weiner, co-managing partner of the Los Angeles office. “His extensive international tax work in the technology sector is well-known and he will be a tremendous addition to our talented group of lawyers.”

Prior to PwC, Connolly worked as a tax attorney in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. He received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a LL.M in Tax from Boston University School of Law. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Chapman University School of Law, where he teaches a graduate level program on the taxation of international transactions.

Throughout the world, DLA Piper offers its clients international tax advice on all multijurisdictional corporate activities and cross border transactions as well as solutions to local tax conditions.



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