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DLA Piper LLP (US)

100 LIGHT STREET, SUITE 1350, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202-1153, USA
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Work +1 410 580 3000
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Fax +1 410 580 3665
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Jay Smith

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Work +1 410 580 4266
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate/M&A

Position

Partner and Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Corporate group

Member

American and Maryland State Bar Associations

Education

JD, University of Maryland School of Law with honors; BS, University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude


United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s comprehensive national practice routinely handles IPOs and follow-on offerings for both issuers and underwriters, with strong showings in the technology and life sciences fields. In New York, group chair Christopher Paci advised the underwriters on YogaWorks’ $40m IPO. In Austin, US corporate chair John Gilluly acted for the underwriter on Upland Software’s $40m follow-on offering. In a highlight for the Baltimore office, Jay Smith advised Laureate Education on its $490m IPO. Gislar Donnenberg joined the Houston office from Paul Hastings LLP. The practice also benefits from well-staffed offices in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Short Hills and Silicon Valley.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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