By Gina Passarella
Of the Legal Staff
The elevation of Carl Hittinger in DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office to a national leadership role in the firm has resulted in his partner Carl Buchholz taking on more duties in the Philadelphia office.
Hittinger was recently named as co-chairman of DLA Piper’s U.S. antitrust and trade regulation group. That left open the position Hittinger formerly held, chairman of the firm’s Philadelphia litigation group, which Buchholz will now fill.
Buchholz joined DLA Piper in late 2012 from Blank Rome, where he served as managing partner and CEO from 2006 to 2010. Since joining DLA Piper, Buchholz has concentrated his practice on complex litigation, including insurance insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial disputes. Hittinger joined the firm in 2006, and has concentrated his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters.
“These developments speak volumes about the contributions, past and expected of these two partners. Both have substantially contributed to the profile of the firm’s litigation group and Philadelphia office while admirably developing relationships, serving clients and mentoring our professionals,” Jim Brogan, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office, said in a statement. “We expect they will continue to grow our practice, while working collaboratively with the immensely talented lawyers throughout the firm.”