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DLA Piper Overview

New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Legal
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown

Working at DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world.

Mission: We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

DLA Piper Reviews

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DLA Piper Global Co-Chief Executive Officers Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
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    "Real Estate Secretary"

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    I worked at DLA Piper full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology and training; salary, medical, 401(k) and annual (year-end) bonus.

    Cons

    Pro attorney. I was paired with 7 attorneys and one paralegal. The group leadership was managed by an absolute manic. The interview was great and these people wore masks. They were: disrespectful; arrogant; pompous and no leadership ability. I would tell anyone interviewing with them to ask specific questions regarding why the previous person really left the position. I found out after the fact. Not only that, I was told there were two positions. When hired they placed the whole team on me, with a word processor. Terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management, they don't care, as long as the money is coming in.

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DLA Piper Photos

DLA Piper photo of: Our offices in the 9th Arrondissement in Paris
DLA Piper photo of: Noble Street Kitchen - the canteen at our office in the City of London
DLA Piper photo of: The reception of our office at One London Wall in The City of London
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DLA Piper Interviews

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    Legal Team Specialist Interview

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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DLA Piper.

    Interview

    Extremely Impersonal. I received an email to take an assessment. The assessment included various questions from and extremely outdated version of MS Word and a hands on version of MS Word. There's a slight problem here. If you click the wrong tab--BOOM. Wrong. Excuse me for having the update version of MS Office.
    Then, go on to the portion where they want you to type and format. I tried a shortcut key. BOOM. Wrong.
    If you ask me...Stay away.

    Interview Questions

    • Video Interview - "Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it."
      MS Office Question - "Click the 'view side by side button'"   Answer Question
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DLA Piper Awards & Accolades

  • Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index(#2), Acritas, 2015
  • 2nd Highest Grossing Law Firm Globally by Revenue, The American Lawyer, 2015
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