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Brett Ingerman


ingerman-brettBrett Ingerman’s primary areas of practice as an attorney are business and commercial litigation and arbitration, with a focus on complex commercial disputes, insurance and bankruptcy litigation. He has tried numerous cases in courts all over the country.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

Having worked closely with U.S. Sen. George Mitchell on the Major League Baseball steroids investigation, he taught me to never make a decision until you had to. This included making sure you had as much information as possible and as many different views as you could collect. This worked for Sen. Mitchell in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland and has served me well in the various leadership roles at DLA Piper.

What’s been your biggest success?

My biggest success was becoming the managing partner of DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. I grew up helping my father in his small, single-lawyer practice and marveling at the embossed Piper & Marbury letterhead. I dreamed of someday just getting a job there. To be trusted by both the national leadership and local lawyers now to lead the Baltimore office is truly an honor.

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

I exercise. I find I get my best thinking done when I exercise and my team is quite used to getting early morning post-run emails titled, “Thoughts from My Morning Run.”

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.