DLA Piper is a global law firm with 69 offices across 30 countries and over 3,500 lawyers. It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world, with revenues of $2.25 billion in 2008/09. The firm is composed of two partnerships, DLA Piper International, and DLA Piper U.S. The two partnerships share a single management board but are not financially integrated.
Campaign Finance$8,674,424 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount Mitt Romney Ignacio E. Sanchez $86,700 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $66,000 Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $32,500 Harry Reid $26,400 Mitt Romney Thomas M. Boyd $26,350
Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying Carried Out by DLA Piper
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Medicines Co $8,900,000 Diageo North America $5,980,000 Raytheon Co $3,770,000 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide $3,400,000 Canfor Corp $3,060,000 Citizens Financial Group $2,360,000 Qualcomm Inc $2,150,000 Globe Metallurgical $2,110,000 Internet Commerce Coalition $1,940,000 Jones Lang LaSalle Americas $1,800,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Foreign Relations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.2221 Data Accountability and Trust Act H.R.2577 SAFE Data Act S.1207 Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2011 S.3217 Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010 S.1490 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009 H.R.3126 Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 S.1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 H.R.4175 Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 164 dockets; Submitted to 87 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "DLA Piper" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 109 DOT Virgin America Inc. - Certificate - Interstate Scheduled Air Transportation 2005
- Toggle 6 DOT Foreign Air Carrier Plans to Address Needs of Families of Victims of Aircraft Accidents 1998
- Toggle 5 DOT Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 2004
- Toggle 4 DOT Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V. - Renewal/Exemption - United States-Mexico 1995
- Toggle 3 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Exemptions/Statement of Authorization - Cozumel-Atlanta; San Jose del Cabo-Salt Lake City 2005
- Toggle 3 DOT Price Advertising 2005
- Toggle 3 USTR Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2012 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for Filing Petitions 2012
- Toggle 3 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. - Statement of Authorization - Code Share With Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V. 2005
- Toggle 3 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Exemption - Durango, Mexico-Chicago, IL 2005
- Toggle 3 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Exemption - Culiacan-Los Angeles; Mexico City-San Diego 2005
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 117 DOT Virgin America Inc. - Certificate - Interstate Scheduled Air Transportation 2005
- Toggle 9 DOT Foreign Air Carrier Plans to Address Needs of Families of Victims of Aircraft Accidents 1998
- Toggle 8 DOT Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V. - Renewal/Exemption - United States-Mexico 1995
- Toggle 6 DOT Aerolitoral, S.A. de C.V. and Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Exemption/Statement of Authorization - Chihuahua-El Paso; Ciudad Obregon-Tucson; Hermosillo- Tucson; and Monterrey-San Antonio 2002
- Toggle 6 USTR Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2012 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for Filing Petitions 2012
- Toggle 6 DOT Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 2004
- Toggle 6 DOT Continental Airlines, Inc. and Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Exemption/Statement of Authorization - U.S.-Mexico 2004
- Toggle 6 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. - Statement of Authorization - Code Share With Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V. 2005
- Toggle 6 DOT Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Exemptions/Statement of Authorization - Cozumel-Atlanta; San Jose del Cabo-Salt Lake City 2005
- Toggle 5 DOT American Airlines, Inc. and Cathay Pacific Airways, Limited - Statement of Authorization/Exemption/Codesharing - Hong Kong-Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York 2000
Advisory Committees2 people on 4 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "DLA Piper" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee