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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.

Associate professional 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 multi-day 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. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

The Krantz Fellowship

Pro Bono

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. Learn more.

Diversity

DLA Piper approaches diversity differently than others in the legal industry. Diversity and inclusion are integral to the firm’s core values and to the values of our people, our community and our clients. Our efforts on these fronts are motivated by the fundamental belief that not only does it make good business sense, it also serves our global society. The firm acknowledges that a strategic approach led from the top and integrated into day-to-day business operations and management metrics is necessary to achieve measurable and sustainable results. Learn more.