Monday, January 20, 2020
The law firm DLA Piper received a Global Legal Skills Award in recognition of its extraordinary support of education and skills training in the field of international commercial arbitration. The award was presented last month in Phoenix, Arizona, during the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 40 countries.
In their Global Scholarships Program, DLA Piper each year pays full tuition and provides mentoring, internships, training and career preparation for up to 35 students based throughout Africa, South and West Asia, the South Pacific, and Latin America.
In their Head Start Program, the firm works with students for up to five years, providing financial assistance and a tailored course of mentoring, training, and internships designed to develop their skills, confidence, and networks.
The Phoenix office of DLA Piper was newly expanded and renovated last summer, with improved telepresence facilities that connect attorneys from different parts of the globe as though they were meeting in the same room.
Mark Nadeau, the founding and managing partner in the Phoenix office of DLA Piper, received the Global Legal Skills Award on behalf of the law firm. Pictured here are (from left to right) Professors Charles Calleros and Kim Holst of Arizona State University, Mr. Nadeau, and Professor Mark E. Wojcik of the UIC John Marshall Law School.
Mr. Nadeau has taught International Arbitration at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, he has presented at conferences (including the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference0, he has coached law school international arbitration teams, and he has arranged for DLA Piper to support law student to travel to competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna.
Congratulations to Mr. Mark Nadeau and the DLA Piper Law Firm for its contributions to global legal skills and its support of education and skills training in the field of international arbitration.