DLA Piper appoints Andrew Dyson as new office managing partner in Leeds

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed Andrew Dyson as the new office managing partner in Leeds, replacing Allison Page who is stepping down following a successful three year term at the helm.

Andrew leads the firm’s UK privacy and security practice as well as co-chairs the practice on a global basis. He will continue in these rolls alongside his new position heading up the Leeds office.

Andrew joined DLA Piper in 2003 and has been a partner since 2006. He is an internationally recognised leader in the field of data protection, privacy and cyber security, advising major banks, insurers and airlines on privacy matters on a UK and global basis, through a team of lawyers based in Leeds. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds in the field of data ethics and retained advisor on privacy matters to the UK Government and Information Commissioner’s Office.

Andrew commented:  “Leeds is an integral part of the heritage of DLA Piper and although we are one of the largest law firms in the world, our origins can be traced back to a founding office here in Leeds, 250 years ago. The Government’s recent commitment to continue the development of HS2 is a clear illustration of the interest and investment in the north of England. Our Leeds office is perfectly placed to support the continued growth in the region, it is made up of a tremendous community of partners and people delivering outstanding client service and knowledge at a local level. This is key to the success of the firm and I am looking forward to supporting everyone at this exciting time.

UK managing partner Liam Cowell added: ““Andrew brings to this role a real energy, focus and determination that will add a real boost to the great work that Allison has put in to developing the Leeds office over the past three years.  Our Leeds office is a critical part of the firm , doing world class work for our local, national and international clients within the Leeds city region.”

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