Co-US Managing Partner, DLA Piper

Jackie Park became Co-Managing Partner of DLA Piper in 2020, after serving as Co-Managing Partner of the firm's Los Angeles office and Co-Vice Chair of its national Real Estate practice. She mentors lawyers through the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Women and Lawyers of Color Emerging Leaders program. 

Jackie's experiences as an "only only"—from growing up as a Korean immigrant in Alabama, to being the first Asian American associate at her firm when she began practicing law—helped instill in her a commitment to inclusion

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Jackie created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Jackie's pledge here

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. 

In 2022, DLA Piper was named an LCLD Top Performer for the tenth consecutive year. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation


LCLD Board of Directors
Stasia Kelly, Member, 2012-18; Secretary, 2013-2015 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated: 
2023: Tonya Gauff; 2022: Rishi Sodhi; 2021: Jamila Willis; 2020: Poonam Kumar; 2019: Ferlillia Roberson; 2018: John Daiwon Huh; 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: 
2023: Daniel Larkins, Michael Kumar, Isabella Neal; 2022: Ashley Bailey-Chang, Jae Kim; 2021: Sarah Schick, Mary Hagedorn; 2020: Priya Narahari, Eric Ortiz; 2019: Leena Chopra; 2018: Samuel Esan, Brittany McCants; 2017: Melanie Garcia; 2016: Asa Wynn-Grant; 2015: Alvin Johnson 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Andres Fonseca, Stephanie Gumabon-Greaver; 2021: Natalie Jean, Chelsea Flanagan; 2020: Sofia Orelo, Tyler Washington; Elizabeth Totzke, Jude Orfali, Jameson Davis, Jewel Russell; 2019: Parth Kalaria, Carla Luna; 2018: Andrew Yu; 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: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2018, 2017, 2014)

Member: Jackie Park

Communications: Josh Epstein

Diversity Professionals: Ashley Hughes Austin