George Stauffer and Susan Chai have joined DLA Piper as senior attorney and attorney, respectively, in the Insurance and Reinsurance Sector and Litigation practices.
They join from Maple Life Financial, Inc., where Stauffer was deputy general counsel and Chai served as assistant general counsel. Chai will reside in DLA Piper’s Baltimore office and Stauffer joins the firm in Washington, D.C., but will also spend time in the Baltimore office.
Stauffer earned a J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of The George Washington Law Review and The Moot Court Board, and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College. Prior to joining Maple Life Financial, he served as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C.
Chai earned a J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law, where she was an associate editor for the Law Forum Journal, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and earlier in her career, served as a judicial intern to Howard County Circuit Court Judge Louis A. Becker III.