DLA Piper, which hires 4,200 lawyers in 31 countries, has added one more to their roster: it was announced on November 27 that they have taken Dharmesh Pandya on board in the firm’s Tax practice in the Silicon Valley office.
Pandya graduated from Harvard Law and the University of Bombay, and is able to practice in California and is also licensed as a solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales and India. He worked for Ernst & Young in their Asia Pacific Business Group serving as direct of the Indian Tax and Business Advisory Group before moving on to become Managing Director with the International Corporate Services Practice at KPMG LLP.
“Dharmesh is a highly regarded lawyer who has established a broad international tax practice that will serve as a tremendous resource to our platform and global client base,” said David Colker, global and US chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice. “His strong ties to Indian-based companies will also be integral in helping to expand our already strong capabilities in Northern California and across the US.”
“The scope of Dharmesh’s practice nicely complements our international tax team,” said Sang Kim, co-managing partner of the Silicon Valley office. “His arrival reinforces our continued commitment to strategically growing the Silicon Valley office across a number of key practices. He will also be well served by DLA Piper’s global platform, which will allow him to expand his client base both nationally and globally.”
They feel that Pandya’s unique background with a strong basis in international law, tax structuring, transfer pricing, and mergers make him an especially relevant new hire to their program. His work in both the US and Asia make him a valuable asset as globalized business becomes more and more they nature of the legal field, especially with DLA Piper, which has offices in 31 countries, including the Americas, UK, Continental Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.