DLA Piper Continues Growth in Silicon Valley
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Summary: The Franchise and Distribution practice at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office is receiving a valuable new member to their team.

Karen Marchiano is pleased to be joining the Franchise and Distribution practice in the DLA Piper Silicon Valley office as of counsel. She is joining DLA Piper from an of counsel position with Dentons .


Marchiano will focus her practice on advising franchisors in the real estate, restaurant, hotel, automotive, financial services, and education industries. Her extensive experience delves into individual and class litigation. She also works with clients on a variety of issues like termination and non-renewal, trademark protection, joint employment, system standards and changes, vicarious liability, and compliance with franchise statutes.

While at Dentons, Marchiano gave direction to franchisors on regulatory matters, represented clients in the full scope of litigation and arbitration services, and conducted regulatory due diligence for mergers and acquisitions in the franchise systems.

Rich Greenstein, chair of DLA Piper’s Franchise and Distribution practice said of her addition, “We are very excited about Karen joining our Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge and talent that will benefit current and new clients. Karen gives our Group a physical presence on the west coast and, with the recent additions of Sandy Wall and Alexander Tuneski, continues our intention to grow purposefully in order to continue providing the most comprehensive legal advice in franchising.”

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She earned her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and her B.S. from Duke University.




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