"It's an interesting time to be consulting because the realestate markets are changing so dramatically," Reiss tellsGlobeSt.com. "They're changing as the world of real estate ischanging, and we're all facing challenges. Real estate has gonefrom a growth product to a stress product domestically andglobally, so how we deal with that as a firm is changing."

Reiss will work to better position and further develop DLAPiper's real estate capital and financial market practicesworldwide. Her guidance and expertise will be available for thefirm's lawyers and clients alike. DLA Piper currently has 3,700lawyers in 66 offices spread across 28 countries throughout the US,United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

"They're already a global presence, and one of things that madethis consulting assignment so attractive was that they have aglobal reach already," she says. "I've been working with JayEpstein to make more activity occur in all of those places. Theywant to serve the real estate and financial practice in any waythey can to embellish and enhance their global reach."

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