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Our Survey Says


DLA Piper boasts a supportive, friendly environment—this isn’t a firm for big egos. Doors and phone lines are always open, and partners care about associate well-being. There is a 2,000-hour billable requirement, and while associates don’t feel pressure to exceed this amount, they have been quite busy recently. Associates are happy with their compensation for the most part and appreciate that high billers can earn above-market bonuses. They’re grateful for the recent COVID bonus, though some wish the firm had paid a similar bonus in 2020. The firm offers various tech options, and associates have found working from home throughout the pandemic to be efficient. Associates are given a fair amount of responsibility early on and feel excited about the firm’s sophisticated work. There doesn’t seem to be any pressure to move out of the firm as you get more senior, and many associates feel partnership is a possibility. Associates applaud the firm for its focus on building D&I awareness and offering various programming, and they hope there will be future strides in retention and representation at the top. The firm has a pro bono team led by a Pro Bono Partner and an active pro bono practice, and associates can count up to 100 pro bono hours toward their billables.

DLA Piper

1251 Avenue of the Americas
27th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 335-4500

Firm Stats

Chair (Americas): Frank Ryan
Co-U.S. Managing Partners (Americas): Jackie Park & Richard Chesley
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
4.5K - 5K
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

No. of U.S. Offices: 28

No. of International Offices: 66

Major Office Locations

Albany, NY
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA (2 offices)
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Reston, VA
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Raleigh, NC
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA (2 offices)
San Francisco, CA
San Juan, PR
Seattle, WA
Short Hills, NJ
East Palo Alto, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
+66 international locations