1/11/19

Vorys Hires DePizzo, Expands NE Ohio Corporate Practice

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced today that Christopher J. DePizzo has joined the firm’s corporate group and will work out of its Akron and Cleveland offices. The addition of DePizzo, who has experience in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and other areas of corporate law, continues the firm’s growth in northeast Ohio. 

“Chris is widely respected across the region, and I’m excited for him to join the Vorys Akron Office,” said Vorys’ Akron Managing Partner Bret Treier. “More specifically, Chris’ experience in corporate and business law will further enhance the services we provide our clients in northeast Ohio and beyond.” 

DePizzo, a northeast Ohio native, returned to Ohio in 2017 and began a run for Congress. Prior to the start of his campaign, he worked as a corporate associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP in New York, New York. DePizzo has represented both public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and strategic investors across a range of industries, including retail, media, entertainment, sports, real estate, consumer products and technology on corporate law and corporate governance issues. 

DePizzo received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. During law school, he earned a business and public policy certificate from the Wharton School of Business. DePizzo received his B.A. summa cum laude from Saint Peter’s University. He has served as a member of both the Saint Peter’s University Board of Trustees and Board of Regents.   

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio–based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in seven offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.