Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper

Stasia Kelly became Co-Managing Partner of DLA Piper in 2010, the first woman to hold that role in the firm’s history. She has held General Counsel positions at AIG, Fannie Mae, and Sears. Stasia says one of the biggest challenges she’s faced in her career is being the only woman in the room; today, she works to change that through frequent mentoring, serving on DLA Piper’s Leadership Alliance for Women Lawyers, and as Treasurer of LCLD’s Board of Directors.

DLA Piper is a top-ranked firm for women, and in 2017 announced a commitment to pilot the Mansfield Rule, which encourages law firms consider a diverse slate of candidates for all leadership roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions.  The firm’s other diversity efforts include unconscious bias training, flexible work solutions, and various pipeline initiatives. 

DLA Piper was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation

 


LCLD Board of Directors
Secretary, 2013-2015 
Board Member, 2012-2018

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated: 
2017: Arleen A. Nand; 2016: Richard L. Cruz; 2015: Nancy Nguyen Sims; 2014: Cara D. Edwards; 2013:  Joshua Briones; 2012: Angela Crawford; 2011: Peter M. Ellis

 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2017: Melanie Garcia; 2016: Asa Wynn-Grant; 2015: Alvin Johnson 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Aaron Bonner, Jean Gabat, Hajra Nashin; 2016: Mingshu Liu; 2015: Gina Chen, Faiza Anwer Hasan, Lexi Peacock; 2014: Matt Diaz, Michael Rullo; 2013: Cameron Jordan, Jeffrey Oh, Ingrid Perez; 2012: Michael McCLain, Edwin G. Mercado; 2011: Kevin Anderson Franco, James Mason, Asa Wynn-Grant

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2017, 2014)


Member: Stasia Kelly

Diversity Professional: Genhi Givings Bailey