Ex-DLA Piper Attys Form Trial-Focused Boutique Firm

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Two former DLA Piper partners on Monday said that they have decamped to form Smith Villazor LLP, a litigation-focused boutique firm based in New York that will focus on white collar, regulatory enforcement and high-stakes civil matters.

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Rodney Villazor Patrick Smith, the ex-co-chair of DLA Piper’s white collar, corporate crime and investigations group, along with Rodney Villazor, both former federal prosecutors, are the name partners of the new firm, which they expect to achieve significant growth in the coming year.

Smith told Law360 that...
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