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We are, at our core, bold, exceptional, collaborative and supportive.

Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm. Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.

Let's see what we can achieve. Together.

DLA Piper is one of the largest business law firms in the world and one of the most recognized law firm brands globally. We are an innovative and entrepreneurial firm, deeply committed to our values: our people, our clients and our community. We invite you to meet our people and learn more about life at DLA Piper.


Talent development

We invest in our people by providing a comprehensive talent management strategy that seeks to develop our core competencies – leadership, client impact, professional excellence and interpersonal effectiveness. Our formal training begins with litigation and transactional boot camps for entry-level associates. Mid-level associates, senior associates and recently elected partners take advantage of multiday intensive management and leadership academies.

Because learning is ongoing and learning styles differ, we offer both in-person training and opportunities for virtual participation. Partners are one of our greatest assets, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from them. Each associate is assigned a Career Advisor, but you will find that informal mentors abound. Our Shadowing Program encourages associates to learn from their colleagues. An associate-driven opportunity, it provides billable hour credit to observe senior lawyers conducting high-value legal activities with other firm lawyers and clients.


Choose to have a different summer experience

Where you spend your summer is an important decision. Our summer program allows you to experience life as a lawyer by participating on legal teams and observing lawyers in action. You'll also be encouraged to take part in our pro bono and community work. The program is designed to develop your skills as a lawyer, a leader, a team member and a communicator. We are committed to providing a standout experience.


The Krantz Fellowship

Pro Bono

DLA Piper has a long-standing and deep commitment to giving back to our communities. This commitment exists at every level within the firm and is truly ingrained as part of the firm's culture. We believe that we have a special responsibility to the communities where we live and work, and we take that responsibility seriously with our pro bono work.


Diversity and inclusion

DLA Piper approaches diversity and inclusion differently than others in the legal industry. Diversity and inclusion are integral to our core values and our efforts on these fronts are motivated by the fundamental belief that not only does this make good business sense, it is also the right thing to do.