-Cameron Jay Rains, Global Co-Chair, Office of the Chair, DLA Piper


“It has been a great pleasure to work closely with Larry Watanabe over the last 5 years in helping fill in some of the pieces needed to help DLA Piper achieve its vision of being the World’s Leading Business Law Firm. Larry has an extraordinary knowledge of the marketplace and its participants. More importantly, Larry has a great ability to understand our goals and objectives, to work in an environment of partnership that honestly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the firm, as well as the ability of candidates to effectively address our needs. Finally, Larry is an honest broker and, as a result, has developed a great track record in bringing successful closure to the placement process. At DLA Piper, we like to say, “Everything Matters.” That is clearly a philosophy that Larry embraces with vigor.”


-Greg Nitzkowski, Managing Partner, Paul Hastings
- Michael Jacobs, Co-Chair IP Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster