DLA Piper callback/offer thread

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DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:18 pm

It seems as if DLA Piper's late sweep is now under way, so I thought I'd start a thread seeing as I'm interviewing next week and I'm sure a lot of others are too. For many this will be last chance at biglaw, so best of luck and post when you have callbacks/offers and to share info and stats.

Please be kind, no memes or other derogatory comments about this employer. This thread is anything but a joke.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:40 pm

is this all for the ny office? i recently followed up with a different office, wonder if they're still doing callbacks...

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:41 pm

Thread is intended for any/all offices, since they all seem to be doing this late interviewing.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Turtledove » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm definitely just going to happy that I managed to get a callback. This process made me worried that I wouldn't even get to the callback phase with a single firm.


Wow, that was impressive. Very clever.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby truevines » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm definitely just going to happy that I managed to get a callback. This process made me worried that I wouldn't even get to the callback phase with a single firm.


I don't get the "Enjoy DLA Piper" joke.
And this should not be a cause to use the anonymous post function.

DLA Piper is a Vault 100 firm, pays market and has a 8-wk summer program, like many other firms.

Why do people make fun of DLA Piper all the time?

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby gibby » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:04 pm

Because some people on these happen to be very snobbish. The fact of the matter is, a firm is a firm, and dla is in the 50's on Vault (whatever that means).

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby NYAssociate » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:08 pm

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Wavelet » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:47 pm

truevines wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm definitely just going to happy that I managed to get a callback. This process made me worried that I wouldn't even get to the callback phase with a single firm.


I don't get the "Enjoy DLA Piper" joke.
And this should not be a cause to use the anonymous post function.

DLA Piper is a Vault 100 firm, pays market and has a 8-wk summer program, like many other firms.

Why do people make fun of DLA Piper all the time?


Actually, they don't quite pay market--associate salaries start at $145K. Moreover, associate salaries don't advance by class year. Instead, DLA has adopted a three-tier compensation structure, not unlike Orrick (though it is unlike Orrick in that each tier yields substantially lower compensation). In short, you'll be "enjoying" $145K for 2-3 years before seeing any pay raise.

Better than no job, obviously, but let's not pretend that they're on equal footing with most other biglaw firms...

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:01 pm

DLA Piper starts at 160k.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:08 pm

Lower T50
Top 5% LR

Got a callback to a smaller, regional office this work. I had a couple other CBs, but either got dinged or haven't heard back yet, so hopefully DLA Piper works out.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Wavelet » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DLA Piper starts at 160k.


My mistake, you're right.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby gibby » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm

How do we know where they start at? I've read that they lowered salary to 145, but wanted to raise it back up.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Anyone heard about offers from DLA Baltimore? I think their Hiring Committee was supposed to meet Wednesday

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:59 pm

Any news for DLA NY? Do we know how many summers they are planning on having?

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:31 pm

I heard NYC is planning on having around 10 SAs.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:19 pm

I just received a callback with one of DLA's offices. Going to schedule something with them soon.

Does anyone have info on their callback format? Are the questions just basic personality and resume? Or do they ask you about the writing sample? How can I succeed on a callback with the firm and what is it about them that would help me show interest?

ANYONE WHO HAS HAD A CALLBACK that wouldn't mind providing info would be great. I'm told they have a specific format in which they interview and I want to know how I can do well.

Thanks!!!!

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:45 pm

^ it differs greatly depending on the office. dla piper isn't a very cohesive unit, due to the unusual setup.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby gbgv » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:03 pm

Has anyone had a callback/offer from DLA Piper DC?

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:54 pm

just wondering, does anyone know why is dla piper's recruitment process so much later than the other firms?

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:just wondering, does anyone know why is dla piper's recruitment process so much later than the other firms?


Pretty sure the first wave is at the same time as everyone else. DLA Piper is HUGE though, so I imagine it is difficult to fill a summer class in that first wave. Hence the substantial second one.

I am trying to decide if I want to keep after the San Diego office. I already have an offer at a place I love in DC, but DC is not San Diego...

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:52 am

Anyone get an offer yet?

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:10 pm

i'd also like to know if anyone got an offer yet. specifically in california.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby gbgv » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:55 pm

bump

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:01 pm

I know of an offer from the San Diego office.

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Re: DLA Piper callback/offer thread

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know of an offer from the San Diego office.


Do you know when they received the offer? was it this week?

thanks!




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