Who we are looking for
Education and experience are important, but we know there is more to you than just those two factors. Here are some tips for what we look for.
"Our IP practice assimilates a wealth of information from a variety of sources and I am often the point person gathering relevant information. It’s my job to analyze the information methodically and efficiently so the team can present the important points to the client in an understandable way."
"The biggest value we provide to our clients is understanding their business top to bottom. Once we do that, we can effectively assist in identifying and solving the important problems they are likely to encounter."
"We have a team oriented approach to solving our clients' problems. Teams cross offices and practice groups so we apply diverse experiences and expertise which lead to better results for our clients."
"For me, enthusiasm is one key to enjoying my work. Luckily, from my first experience as a summer associate, I have found that DLA Piper lawyers have genuine enthusiasm for their work and that enthusiasm is contagious."
"One of my early research assignments led me to a conclusion that was the exact opposite of what I believed my partner wanted to hear. I was prepared and defended my position during a discussion of my work. In the end, the partner praised me for standing my ground and getting the right answer to the client."
Committed to Quality
"What I love about DLA is that the lawyers in my group come to work each day thinking and talking about how we can achieve the best results for our clients. As an associate, I appreciate the open collaboration with senior lawyers and the benefit of knowing how and why we went from Point A to Point B."