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DLA Piper

Postby th3cupholder » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Can anyone tell me what the atmosphere like at DLA Piper? How do they treat associates ? Bonuses ? 'Making Partner.

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby Johann » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:18 am

got a couple friends there. seems like a pretty decent lifestyle biglaw firm all things considered.

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby Blackfish » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:45 am

hear that people enjoy it

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:20 pm

Supposed to be a good, market-paying spot. To the extent biglaw can have a rep for not being a sweatshop, I think DLA has it from what I’ve heard.

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:51 pm

I heard from friends that depending on the market, bonus is not market at 2000 hours. I also heard that lockstep raises only if you’re at 2000 hours (kind of life Mayer brown).

I have a few friends there and they said that they like it even though it isn’t “market” salary.

I know a partner there and he said that partnership chances probably aren’t great because DLA only has one tier of partnerships (it took him 15 years to make partner).

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:53 pm

How prestigious are the NY and DC offices?

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Re: DLA Piper

Postby BrainsyK » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How prestigious are the NY and DC offices?


As unprestigious as biglaw gets, which is still pretty prestigious (for lawyers/law students). It belongs in the JD/BM/NRF/Dentons/DLA group of super-mega firms that are technically biglaw, market(ish) compensation, but not very selective. Take these over something unstable places like K&L Gates or (reputedly) ultra-bad culture places like Cad, but not much else.



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