Dean Fealk
Class of 2000

Partner & Co-Chair, International Labor & Employment, DLA Piper

San Francisco, CA

Dean leads the Global Equity Practice at DLA Piper. He frequently serves as managing international legal counsel for multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplined projects and matters implicating corporate, securities, regulatory, tax, labor, foreign exchange and data privacy. Dean has considerable experience in cross-border equity-based compensation programs and international employment matters in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

On the transactional side, Dean has provided counsel on more than US$30 billion in cross-border deals, among them mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and integrations. He has led over a hundred international expansion and structuring projects for companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions from emerging enterprises to Fortune 500 multinationals.


Previous Experience

Advisor, California Economic Strategy Panel

Finance Council, California Democratic Party

Attorney, Baker & McKenzie

Consultant, The World Bank

Attorney, Kim & Chang

UC Hastings Activities

Adjunct Professor

Other Activities

Eisenhower Fellow, Eisenhower Fellowships (China)

Scholar, Presidential Leadership Scholars

Vice Chair, District Export Council, International Trade Administration

General Counsel, Halifax International Security Forum

Board Member, Bay Area Council

Board Member, California Business Roundtable

Member, Industry Trade Advisory Committee, U.S. Trade Representative

Co-Founder, Transatlantic West

Board Member, California-China Advisory Board/California-China Office of Trade and Investment, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Fellow, Truman National Security Project

Executive Committee Member, Advisor Emeritus, International Law Section, State Bar of CA

Board Member, Foundation for Sustainable Development

Editor, California International Law Journal