DLA Piper announced today that Mark Riera has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Riera is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience in a broad array of industries, including motor vehicles, banking, pharmaceuticals, and transportation. He has successfully defended clients against allegations of price fixing, wage and hour violations, and securities fraud. He has litigated class and individual actions in federal courts across the country, in 23 state courts, in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the US Supreme Court.

“Mark is a premier litigator with experience in handling all aspects of disputes on a variety of levels,” said James Brogan, US co-chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation practice. “His experience working with novel and challenging issues on behalf of a diverse client base makes him a strong addition to our national practice.”

Riera is the newest addition to DLA Piper’s Los Angeles office, following the recent arrival of employment partner Phyllis Cheng, former director of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He also joins several other new partners in the firm’s US Litigation practice, including Karl Buch, Savaria Harris and Seth Friedman in New York; Kevin Finger, Jeff Torosian and Bevin Brennan in Chicago; Jonathan Haray in Washington, DC; and Karl Dial in Dallas.

“Like all of our litigators, Mark provides aggressive, creative and practical representation to clients involved in a range of complex areas, such as securities litigation, product liability, white collar defense, antitrust and intellectual property,” said Perrie Weiner, co-managing partner of the Los Angeles area offices and international co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice. “We look forward to working with him.”

Riera joins the firm from Dentons, where he was a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He served as vice chair of the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section and is a member of the ABA’s Private Antitrust Litigation Committee.

Riera received a B.A. from Pomona College, pursued doctoral studies at Cornell University, and received a J.D. from Stanford Law School.



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