Professional staff

One of the main reasons I find working at DLA Piper so fantastic is the firm's organization. Departments are clearly demarcated and easily accessible. The main tasks within each position are properly outlined as well as adhered to, thankfully not stiflingly so. The programs I typically use, as well as those more broadly available, are technologically satisfactory to properly complete one's duties. I truly feel that anything I need to do my work is available to me. And of course, the people are wonderful!"

Zerina Tucakovic

Case Assistant, Sacramento

Zerina Tucakovic

The best aspect about working for DLA Piper is the team energy we enjoy. From the most senior partner to the RICOH temp, there is a feeling of team effort and a desire to forward the business of the firm efficiently, with professionalism, dispatch and courtesy. We work hard, appreciate each other's efforts and enjoy doing so."

Mitzi Barnes

Legal Practice Specialist, San Diego (Golden Triangle)

Mitzi Barnes

I love the firm's commitment to pro bono projects. So many people and community organizations need, but cannot afford, legal services. I think it is awesome how DLA Piper has been a leader in the community and has made a difference in the lives of so many people - helping veterans apply for combat-related special compensation, assisting applicants seeking asylum, preparing federal clemency petitions for non-violent inmates, and holding weekly reading programs for 4th to 7th grade students. This is a small fraction of the great work that the firm does on a daily basis!"

Deronda Terrell

Senior Litigation Paralegal, Chicago

Deronda Terrell

Our work

Our business support teams are comprised of highly talented professionals who are key contributors to the business strategy sustaining our lawyers, clients and employees. Learn more about the work we do and our contributions to the business. Click to learn more.

Research & Knowledge Services & Competitive Intelligence

The Research team has built a technical infrastructure that deploys targeted resources to provide the most current business and legal intelligence to the firm’s lawyers, professional staff and clients. Using cutting-edge technology, we curate and deliver information and insights, on demand and cost efficiently, to lawyers and their clients for use in strategic decision making.

Our team offers a collegial, fast-paced and challenging environment, continuous career growth and access to the most innovative knowledge resources and platforms. The effectiveness of our work is immediate and clear. Researchers will swiftly see how their work enhances our business development and contributes to the success of the firm.

The Competitive Intelligence team crafts custom-made research dossiers that analyze a client's business in depth, giving our lawyers critical insight into the client's legal and needs along with a competitive edge in the legal market. With a deep understanding of global business and legal issues, the team understands how to home in on and then explain key data points to provide studies that are high level and information rich.

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Highlights

We have built an expansive digital library platform to support the mobile practice of law. We also participate in Legal Lean workflow initiatives to improve client service delivery.

The CI team is relatively new. We recently tied the support that we provide in regard to business development to over $500,000 in business.

Jeremy Sullivan

Jeremy Sullivan

Competitive Intelligence

Sacramento

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

One of the best aspects is the clout behind the name. I have had countless conversations with vendors who want our input on how to improve their products. The sense has always been that if they can get it right for DLA Piper, then it will be the best possible product. I enjoy working at a firm that is recognized as the gold standard.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I like being surrounded by smart people. That starts with our director, who always seems to be two steps ahead of her peers at other firms. It then extends through everyone on the team who can be counted on to come with questions from every conceivable angle, push themselves to find the best solutions, and search for ways to improve processes and enhance efficiency.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I have had a hand in hiring some exceptional team members who have contributed to the success of the firm.

Melinda Masters

Melinda Masters

Business/Legal Research Analyst

Tampa

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

There are many great aspects to working at DLA Piper. I have been very lucky to be here for 12 years, first in the New York office and now in Tampa as part of the Business Operation Services team. DLA Piper made that big office transfer and life change smooth and comfortable for me. There is a good office culture and great sense of collaboration throughout the firm. Even though it is such a large organization, we all feel like we are working together. Also, I greatly appreciate the good work-life balance afforded by the great benefits and a schedule that works for me and my family.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

Since DLA Piper is a truly global firm with so many practices and services, I think one of the best aspects about working on my team is the daily interaction with such a diverse group of people from so many backgrounds. Because our department comes into contact with so many practice groups and departments, I am constantly meeting new people and getting involved in new projects. Every day is unexpected because I can dive into new assignments all the time. It helps that I love learning new things and helping other people, so that makes my job enjoyable.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My greatest achievement in the last couple of years is my professional development. I am constantly striving to learn more, and my department provides many opportunities to learn about new research services and techniques. It also helps that, because we are working as such a close team, we are able to share our knowledge with each other. I like to share anything new that I learn with my colleagues, and I am always learning from them too.

Lee Howell

Lee Howell

Knowledge Content Specialist

Chicago

What do you feel are the best aspects about working for DLA Piper?

I value DLA Piper as a professional organization with a personal touch. Communication is key to the success of my team, and management always strives to facilitate cooperation, efficiently and effectively. Human Resources also does excellent work ensuring that staff is supported holistically. Another notable feature of DLA Piper is the commitment to staff training. Our IT instructors do an excellent job of teaching classes and making educational materials available so we have the tools to work efficiently and effectively.

What do you feel are the best aspects about working on your team?

Innovation is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my team. Due to the impact of technology in our field, we have transitioned from being what most think of as a traditional library to a national Research and Knowledge Services department, with re-designed workflows, extensive electronic resources and new methods of serving the firm. This innovation has taken a great deal of time and effort, and I am proud to be part of the team that has brought something dynamic and significant to the table.

What has been your greatest achievement in the last couple of years?

I am proud of my department's work in transitioning from print to digital resources. We have worked to secure a seven-figure reduction in print costs while expanding our collection of electronic resources that offer the attorneys powerful new tools. This process has involved extensive planning, training and effort. In the end, we have built something newer, more efficient and cost-effective.

Accounting

The Accounting team is a collaborative and talented team of finance and accounting professionals who help the firm make business decisions by providing accurate and actionable financial information.

The team ensures the accuracy of the firm's financial records and provides insight and recommendations on the financial position of the firm to senior leadership.

The Accounting department is a fast-paced environment. Our expectations and goals are high, and so is the level of teamwork: when it comes to meeting goals, we take an all-hands-on-deck approach. We also offer the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects, outside of the cyclical accounting routine, that will challenge and provide career growth.

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Our biggest project and challenge each year is the development of the firm's budget.

Our team works in close collaboration with firm leadership and departmental leadership to help develop an annual budget that is in alignment with the firm's budgetary and business goals.

Christina Fleming

Christina Fleming

Expense Management Analyst

Baltimore

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

Working for DLA Piper is both challenging and rewarding. I am challenged to prepare accurate reporting suitable for upper-level management. Seeing a finished project that started in my hands reach DLA Piper's leadership team is extremely rewarding.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The best part about my team is that we all share common goals and work as one. Our team members are hard working, respectful and proactive. We all have different ideas and opinions, which allows us to see tasks through different perspectives and find the most effective solution.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

What started as an internship for me has turned into a life-changing career opportunity. I have gained a significant amount of confidence in my work since my employment at DLA Piper. My appreciation and knowledge of the company has grown tremendously now that I know the everyday skills that are needed to be successful.

Laura Burch

Laura Burch

Accounting Manager

Baltimore

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The best aspect about working for DLA Piper is being a part of such a reputable global organization. Individuals pull together to ensure the success of the firm, while consistently providing a team atmosphere that is inviting. Together, we deliver the best products to our clients, and, whether we are client facing or back office, we work together to ensure we are meeting the exemplary standards that have been set forth by those who have laid the great foundation of this business.

What do you feel are the best aspects about working on your team?

The best aspect about working with the Accounting department is engaging with intelligent, highly motivated individuals on a daily basis. Our team is dedicated to providing quality work products to leadership to ensure that it has the necessary data to draw conclusions and make decisions about the future of the firm. Our management is committed to mentoring and providing the necessary guidance to further advance the team.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My most recent achievement is the ability to prioritize and find the right balance between parenthood and profession. As a working wife and mother to two boys under the age of three, I am constantly juggling the demands and challenges of home and work. I continue to find success each and every day while always remaining focused on my long-term career goals and aspirations.

Renee Nerney

Renee Nerney

Accounting Manager

Chicago

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I have worked for DLA Piper for over 20 years and participated in the mergers that created DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world. One of the best aspects about working for DLA Piper is the challenges. Over the last 20 years, my responsibilities have changed every couple of years, and there is always opportunity for new experiences. Another aspect is the people. Through the years, I have been in contact with a spectrum of people − partners, associates, administrative assistants − and have enjoyed working with them all. Even though we have grown into one of the largest law firms in the world, my department and other co-workers still feel like family.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I have had the opportunity to learn from the best. One of the best aspects of being on the accounting team is the overall learning experience we get by taking on new challenges. I also feel the department works well together in order to succeed and promote itself within the firm.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

One of my greatest achievements over the past couple of years is the preparation of the January Partner distribution, the largest transaction of the year. I have complete ownership of this project and feel it is a huge accomplishment.

Business Development

Our business development team works closely with firm leadership and partners to pursue and capture new business opportunities.

We were one of the first law firm business development departments to build a market-facing team of business developers with experience selling professional services, and we remain a leader in that area. Our pitch and proposal team works collaboratively with subject matter experts and business developers to create compelling proposals and RFP responses.

Our department serves the firm from the identification and qualification of opportunities through pursuit and pipeline management. The department demonstrates consistent growth in revenue generation and is viewed by the partnership as a key differentiator.

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We have industry-leading technology and applications to manage new business pursuits and track our impact across geographies, practice groups and sectors, and we consistently demonstrate growth in revenue generation.

Benjamin Barber

Benjamin Barber

Pitch & Proposal Coordinator

Tampa

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best aspect of working at DLA Piper is the opportunity to learn and grow. DLA Piper has given me the opportunity to take on new challenges that I would not have experienced anywhere else. These challenges have allowed me to gain new skills that I would not have developed with another employer. I will be able to use my new skills throughout my career and for the rest of my life.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The best aspect about working on my team is that everyone is willing to pitch in to help. I have never worked in any other place where all of my co-workers have been so willing to go the extra mile for each other. That is what makes the DLA Piper team so special.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

The greatest achievement I have accomplished since I started working here is receiving "job well done" praise from a former Senator. That was definitely the highlight of my week!

Kristen Campbell

Kristen Campbell

Director of Business Development

Phoenix

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The commitment to client service and excellence and the can-do attitude that permeates the firm. What seemed like a behemoth to navigate at first is quite nimble and easy when you have helpful, friendly co-workers supporting and directing you.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

Though our team is cross-border, we communicate regularly. We share best practices and collaborate on new business opportunities. The culture of our team is one of encouragement, support and a healthy drive to succeed.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Every win feels as good as the one before. The best is yet to come!

Lisa Gillis-Christian

Lisa Gillis-Christian

Senior Client Development Executive

Silicon Valley

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

Working for a large global law firm has been amazing and challenging. We help cutting-edge companies across geographies accomplish their growth goals and our work has a direct impact on their success. It is fulfilling being part of a team that provides value and makes a difference as companies scale. As an individual within the firm, I frequently see how the firm recognizes and rewards hard work.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The client development team is highly collaborative. Different team members contribute different perspectives, and the synergy between team members can produce creative and exciting results. Being able to work across geographies and practice groups to drive revenue for the firm is both challenging and rewarding. I am also given a lot of autonomy to create new initiatives for business development.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I am directly accountable to the Tax practice group leaders and responsible for helping to implement the business development and client acquisition aspects of their plan. DLA Piper has given me the opportunity to be an integral part of this process. I work to raise the profile of tax services as a business solution. I have enjoyed the challenges of growing our client base, by managing and by originating opportunities. In addition, I am given ample scope to develop professionally, by mentoring others on our team and working directly with strategic clients.

Litigation Support

The Litigation Support department assists in all phases of client investigations, pre-litigation, litigation and hearings/trials. We work as a team to provide essential legal services and e-discovery expertise for the firm's clients, staying on top of technology trends.

Each analyst takes ownership on projects and cases from start to finish, and the consistently high level of our work helps our clients and attorneys succeed while generating revenue for the firm.

As a member of this team, you will be exposed to fascinating work at a top-tier law firm. You will be called upon to do your best work at all times and meet high expectations, and in turn will be rewarded and respected as a contributor to the success of one of the largest law firms in the world. We support training and obtaining certifications. This job requires focus and follow through, but you won't be bored.

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Highlights

Our team created repeatable, defensible standards, protocols and training materials for processing and handling e-discovery data.

Eric Mangusi

Eric Mangusi

Senior Litigation Support Analyst

New York

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I have worked at four different law firms in NYC. Without a doubt, DLA Piper has been the most welcoming and gratifying place to work that I have experienced. DLA Piper is a firm where hard work is appreciated, recognized and rewarded. Not only do supervisors and managers regularly acknowledge employees who have demonstrated exceptional effort, they also express their gratitude for consistent high-quality work. DLA Piper even provides managers with a way to nominate employees for monetary spot awards to affirm their appreciation. DLA Piper's generous contributions to our retirement plans show that it is a firm that cares about the future of its employees.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The Litigation Support department is a diverse team of skilled individuals with a variety of backgrounds and decades of experience in e-discovery technology and workflows. We work together to provide accurate and timely assistance to the case teams. I am proud to be a member of this team. The leadership of this department encourages personal and professional growth by providing access to training/certification programs and working with each member of the team to make sure he/she has the necessary resources to succeed.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My supervisor and manager supported my goal to become an expert in Litigation Support's most essential application, Relativity. In order to be officially recognized as an expert by kCura, the developer of Relativity, I needed to pass three different certification exams. I accomplished this goal. With the knowledge I obtained while preparing for the exams, I am better prepared to assist my teammates and case teams.

Jamie Solis

Jamie Solis

Senior Litigation Support Analyst

Austin

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

As a DLA Piper employee, I have had abundant access to resources, experience and talent which has never been limited to my own office. A single case team can consist of team members located all over the country and in some cases all over the world. The distance does not stop us: every team member plays a unique and important role. I take great pride in the collaboration and unity found among my various case teams.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The Litigation Support department at DLA Piper consists of project managers and analysts from a variety of backgrounds and diverse experiences. We encounter challenging projects and technical issues, and in those times, it is great to be part of a team with so much knowledge and experience. 

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Through consistency, training, collaboration and much brainstorming, I have fostered good eDiscovery habits in the many offices I support. I have also established a consistent workflow in regard to data collection, culling, review, production and documentation. While no two cases are the same, this relatively consistent eDiscovery framework has provided a sense of control, transparency and continuity for many of my teams and our clients.

Stuart Strommen

Stuart Strommen

Litigation Support Analyst

San Diego

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

DLA Piper is a fantastic law firm to work for. The firm is always finding new and better benefits to help employees, from great medical and dental coverage options to retirement savings plans and even assistance in refinancing student loans. The firm also puts a strong emphasis on education – you can learn about new technology and software through webinars and e-learning programs designed to be taken at your pace and in a way that fits your schedule. The case teams and individuals I work with are fantastic. It is always a real pleasure to come to work.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The Litigation Support department assists with the management and review of electronic documents for case teams. We also provide assistance for case teams in preparing for and during trial. One of the best parts of working in this department is the continual learning. As technology continues to progress, our department needs to be ready to advise the lawyers on the best and most defensible methods for handling electronic documents in a way that does not affect the integrity of the files and that ensures the files are not altered in anyway. Our work is fast paced, but we communicate with each other all the time, and we are always open to sharing new ideas and approaches.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

DLA Piper is very interested in promoting growth, achievement and success. Recently I was able to take my Relativity Certified User certification exam. My managers worked with me to ensure I had ample time to study and prepare for the exam and even covered the examination fee. I feel this was a very strong example of the direct investment and interest that DLA Piper has in promoting its staff.

Marketing

The marketing department is a highly collaborative team of professionals who work closely with practice groups and sectors to build the reputation of our lawyers.

The team works with firm leaders to create and execute strategy that addresses DLA Piper's business goals. We also measure business efforts to identify the most strategic focus for our lawyers' efforts.

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Our team implemented Lean 6 Sigma to ensure that we are delivering services that maximize efficiency and ROI.

Our Intersections initiative focuses on combining sub-group niche experience with sector experience to create plans and strategies that better support our clients' business.

Our predictive analytics project gives us insight into what drives client satisfaction, ensuring we deliver services that are relevant and critical to our clients' business operations.

Anne Donnelly

Anne Donnelly

Marketing CRM Manager

Phoenix

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

Working at DLA Piper has been an amazing journey so far, as I have seen it grow into who we are today. It is a fast-paced and a challenging and rewarding environment. I am thankful every day that I get to work here, and I have made lifelong friends.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

My team and co-workers are among the best in the industry! I love the forward thinking and ability to come up with creative solutions to challenging issues.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My greatest achievement has been the way that my career has evolved over the years. I support the firm's CRM system and I take pride in clean data − a lot of processes and procedures are necessary to make that happen. Our data is client facing, so that is top of mind at all times. Last year, I was asked to present to a peer group to share my tips and tricks on how we manage our data. Another accomplishment I am proud of is that we switched mailing platforms while live mailings/events were happening. The transition to the new system was seamless, and I am proud of the work we did to make that happen.

Juliet McNulty

Juliet McNulty

Senior Digital Communications Manager

Chicago

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best part of working for DLA Piper is the recognition the firm gives for a job well done, through promotions and great benefits. I have also had the opportunity to work on projects that were challenging, fun and allowed me to grow professionally.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

We champion each other to do well. We get the entire department together for biannual conferences, which helps with cohesiveness. We also have monthly telepresence meetings so that, although we work in many different offices, we regularly get to see each other face to face. We share kudos on our monthly calls to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in our department. It is nice to feel supported and recognized by peers.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

In the past couple of years, my greatest achievement was working on the relaunch of dlapiper.com and supporting the firm's social media growth. Our firm has been ranked #1 for 4 consecutive years on Good2bSocial's Social Law Firm Index for our use of social media. Also, our website scored 100 percent for website mobility and responsiveness in "2016 Am Law Global 50 Websites: Ten Foundational Best Practices."

Mohib Qidwai

Mohib Qidwai

Marketing Manager

Los Angeles

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best aspects have been the frank conversations with co-workers and managers. They have been genuine, empathetic and emotionally intelligent enough to help me understand my role and contributions on the projects I am assigned to work on with my team members. They not only care about work projects but about my development as a professional. That combination, as simple as it is, allows me to perform with a passion that leads to great results and a level of satisfaction I have never achieved elsewhere in my career.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

Our team is great at assessing needs, knows how to execute and react quickly and productively and is collaborative in their efforts. They consistently teach me, empower me and allow me to lead. Everyone is intelligent, works at a high caliber, has high expectations, and, together, creates some of the biggest marketing victories in the world.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I think my greatest achievement at DLA Piper so far has been creating professional and friendly relationships with my team and with lawyers and staff.

Information Technology & Knowledge Management

The IT team partners with DLA Piper management, lawyers and internal business units to devise and deploy solutions that improve the quality of the legal services we deliver to our clients as well as the efficiency of our firm's business operations.

Our team is committed to providing industry-leading solutions and world-class service. We focus on innovation, and our goal is to lead the industry by forging an environment that encourages and rewards innovation, creativity and achievement.

We have decades of experience and a proven track record in delivering excellent customer service, managing a secure and reliable operational environment and deploying industry-leading technologies.

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Our team maintains the Technology in Practice initiative, created to institutionalize the process of identifying and implementing better technological solutions.

Our collaboration system has been improved and customized to the point that it is easily the most widely used collaboration tool in the legal industry.

Brian Kripowicz

Brian Kripowicz

Senior Manager, IT Services Group

Boston

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

There are always new challenges around the corner. This makes the work engaging and forces you to stretch as a person. One year is never like the last.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

My team is one of the biggest benefits of working here. I know I am surrounded by talented, hardworking and, most importantly, caring individuals. We all lean on each other and help one another.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Being part of the team that supports the Global Partners' Conferences is always a big achievement. It is lots of hard work, but you have the opportunity to collaborate (and sometimes even have fun) with colleagues and folks from all over the firm.

Deborah Spring

Deborah Spring

IT Services Pre Delivery Manager

Baltimore

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I feel that the pride the firm takes in its client relationships, the commitment to producing quality results, how the firm treats attorneys and staff equally, and the family environment that the firm fosters are the best aspects of working at DLA Piper. As you walk around offices, or attend firm events, a sense of camaraderie is evident within all the teams. Our pro bono work and fundraisers demonstrate the firm's caring and compassion, and the dedication to firm employees, and the community, is admirable.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

My team is an extension of DLA Piper's dedication to excellence. We take pride in all that we do and always strive to produce valuable and quality-driven work products. We pull together when times are tough, and we support each other every day. There has never been a time where I have felt alone or not seen. You can tell accolades are genuine, and you can feel true connections that have been built over the years.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I started at the firm as an analyst and over the years have worked my way up to manager. This is the career track that I had in mind when I came here, and it has been achievable due to the training, support and confidence that my directors have had in me. They gave me the tools I needed and allowed me to prove myself and shine at what I do best. I am very excited to see what the future here at DLA Piper will bring.

Mohamed Ouchikh

Mohamed Ouchikh

Unified Comm Operations Supervisor

Baltimore

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

Before accepting my job offer, I spoke with other IT department staff. A common thread that struck me as interesting was that every person I spoke with was long tenured, ranging from 10 to 35 years with the firm. This is unbelievable, given that the average life span of an IT job with the same company is typically 3 to 5 years. When I asked why, their answers all revolved around DLA Piper being a place where they enjoyed working, had built their careers, grown in their experience, been challenged and contributed to the success of the company. After being here for 6 years, I can say that I have had the same experience. By the way, most of the staff with whom I spoke are still here.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

There are so many great aspects about working with the Infrastructure team at DLA Piper. For example: the diverse, interesting and challenging work, good working environment and flexibility, the opportunity to have a voice on how and what is implemented, and the opportunities to collaborate with vendors' engineers and business units to improve and enhance products. My favorite though, is being part of the Early Field Trials (EFT) with our vendors, who are leading companies in the industry.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Working with my team, I had the opportunity to make a direct impact on the firm with the conversion of our Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) / Primary rate Interface (PRI)Voice infrastructure to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The conversion from TDM/PRI to SIP companywide allowed us to enhance technical features that SIP provides (ie, voice and video), as well as to reap considerable monetary benefits - conversion to SIP reduced our expense by 42 percent. I also worked on an initiative to build a national operations team to support voice, video and collaboration efforts.

Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor

Senior Business Analyst

Chicago

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

DLA Piper promotes collegiality, allowing the sum of our work to be much greater than the parts. The firm works tirelessly to empower staff to maximize our strengths, thus bringing out the best in each team member while still fostering our individuality.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The Information Technology team at DLA Piper is very much a family, and I am fortunate to work with a tremendously kind and generous group of people every day. While we all have busy schedules, the staff in this group does not hesitate to jump in and help when needed. From top leadership to interns, this talented team cannot be matched at any other organization.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I began my career at DLA Piper in January 2016 and am amazed at the meaningful relationships I have developed in such a short amount of time. These relationships have allowed for a greater dialogue between the users of technology and those who provide technology at the firm. Because of this, my team has enacted several key initiatives to further innovation within the firm and has worked with our attorneys and clients on how to apply technology directly in the practice of law.

Paralegal Services

Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper's client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally and globally.

The paralegal team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring, and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.

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Our Real Estate and Corporate paralegals have contributed to the success of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Our Litigation paralegals support the firm and our clients through arbitrations, investigations and trials.

Our Intellectual Property paralegals manage large portfolios for high-profile clients.

Cara Scott

Cara Scott

Case Assistant

New York

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

One of the best aspects about working for DLA Piper is its friendly environment. Many big law firms have a reputation of being cutthroat and intense. While DLA Piper is still professional and successful, they also have kind and approachable lawyers and staff.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

My team members are incredibly polite and respectful. My team functions really well because of its superb communication, ardent dedication and team members' overall willingness to support one another.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My greatest achievement this past year was successfully completing my first pro bono project. Thanks to DLA Piper's vast Pro Bono department, I was able to find a case that I was really passionate about. I was able to take the lead on the project, learn a lot and help change someone's life.

Christina Welch

Christina Welch

Case Assistant, Trademark, Copyright & Media

Washington, DC

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best part about working for DLA Piper is getting to be a part of a large, outstanding firm. People often say you get lost in a big firm - that a large firm is just a "name." To say this of DLA Piper is to say you don't know DLA Piper at all! You are a part of a larger culture and an asset to a growing name, having the opportunity to contribute to just that. The more you do, the more involved you make yourself, and the more fulfilling it is. I am humbled to be part of that. As legal professionals, we are all competitive, but life here is more than that. It is also about progress, growth and collaboration.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I work for the IP Trademark and Copyright group. It is a blessing to be led by respected partners who go to great lengths to make our group inclusive and diverse, utilizing people and what they bring. I love being led by partners who share the same vision of people as me, who care deeply for things that matter and who make sure that caring extends within the work place and beyond. Everyone in the group works exceptionally hard and we sharpen one another. The professional value I have gained by being a part of this group cannot be more highly valued. I am lucky!

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

When you can pair your personal abilities with your professional abilities, you learn to become invaluable to a group and a team. It took me some time to let some of my abilities show, but as soon I learned to balance the two, I realized how much opportunity I had – the opportunity to grow, to take charge and to lead in a way that I didn't think was possible before. I am not just here for my group, I am here for the whole experience and to be a part of DLA Piper wherever and however I can. There is no timetable, and that is a great feeling. I am not only at my best, but that is being redefined and sharpened every day.

Katrina Muirhead

Katrina Muirhead

Paralegal Specialist, Finance

Raleigh

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The chance to work for other offices – nationally and internationally. To cross borders like this broadens your knowledge in your practice field. I enjoy being asked to take on different projects for various offices. And I value the life-work balance – flexibility is required to work full-time while being an involved parent. I was a single mom for years and having flexibility with my schedule allowed me the opportunity to be there for my son. There was also flexibility when I needed it to support my younger sister in her fight for her life with brain cancer. I will always be grateful for the support and understanding. Unfortunately she lost her battle, but I never felt punished for taking time off − DLA Piper never wavered in supporting me as I tried to balance everything. We all have loved ones who at some point need us, and it is nice to work for an employer who understands the personal needs in life also! l will always be grateful to my team and the firm for supporting me during that time.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I have worked for my Raleigh office team for many years and have been blessed with a wonderful group – from support staff to Managing Partner. They are the nicest people! I have also worked with a number of highly skilled paralegals in this firm who impress me every day with their knowledge and experience level.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

There have been a few! I have been able to expand my skills and cross over into other practice areas. I have taken on a group in our Chicago office for whom I handle securities filings, and it has definitely forced me to think outside the box and expand my knowledge base. I think my greatest achievement is being respected by the attorneys and requested to assist (even when I am not able to do so), because this conveys their respect and value for my experience and knowledge. I have also enjoyed training other paralegals in the firm – I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with them as they grow their careers. I also worked closely with administration, accounting and paralegal admin to implement an electronic filing system that was an option for a majority of the states for blue sky filings via NASAA. It made sense that we should file electronically because it was much more cost effective for our clients and for the firm.

Operations

The Operations department is a service-oriented team that aims to ensure attorneys and other departments have the physical resources to meet our client's expectations.

Operations team members have frequent daily interaction with lawyers, professional staff, vendors and clients. Since all DLA Piper employees rely on them for all their support needs, our team members are well rounded and have a diverse skill set.

Operations positions provide ample opportunities to be involved in change management, training and development, and to be part of a national team.

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Our team encourages its members to think in creative, innovative ways about lowering costs.

Our Savings Corner allows us to share our successes in finding ways to lower spend for goods and services as well as ways to reimagine a process that makes it less costly.

Diane Miller

Diane Miller

Hospitality Coordinator

Washington, DC

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

One of the best aspects about working at the firm is the encouragement that I have received from management and leadership. It can be a rare occurrence in today's society to engage with those who really do care about you and want to see you succeed. I have been blessed to work with some really great people. These associations have been impactful both personally and professionally in ways that I would never have imagined.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

On any given day, I work most closely with our culinary staff. In order to successfully coordinate conference services, you must have a team mindset and work well with people of varied backgrounds. I enjoy interacting with others and getting to know them and I believe that this fosters a spirit of willingness to go the extra mile to meet the needs of others. The catering staff and I work in tandem to accomplish this goal.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

The transition into Hospitality Services was a huge achievement and one that I was grateful to see come to fruition. I take pride in working with the firm's internal and external clients on event planning and conference service, and our teamwork has been a blessing. It is rewarding to see an event run smoothly and to know that both the hosting attorneys and their clients are pleased. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.

Kenneth Ledano

Kenneth Ledano

Operations Manager

Austin

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best part of working for DLA Piper is the people. I am fortunate to have wonderful mentors who have been very instrumental in helping me grow professionally. I like the fact that I work for one of the largest global business law firms in the world. My role at DLA Piper is Operations Manager. I manage three offices: Austin, Atlanta and Mexico City. My job involves some travel, so I have the opportunity to be hands on in managing my offices and building relationships in each location.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I enjoy working with the entire Operations Manager team. Everyone on the team is always there to assist, advise and brainstorm, no matter how large or small the project. I count on their guidance. I also work with a diverse group of people, such as Office Administrators, Managing Partners and Senior Administrative Staff, which I enjoy very much. I like it when I am called on to be a part of a team to work on special projects for the firm. I am always learning with this team and growing with each new challenge.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I have assisted with two moves in the past year. In 2017, I assisted with our Chicago office move. I worked on our Operations Team responsible for implementing cost savings for the firm, which was very challenging and rewarding. Working closely with the Mexico City office and getting new arrivals on board in regard to firm policies has also presented me with new opportunities to build my skills and experience.

Susanne Deffenderfer

Susanne Deffenderfer

Receptionist

San Diego - Golden Triangle

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I enjoy the challenge as well as the responsibility of creating a lasting first impression with our internal and external visitors.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I enjoy giving direct support to senior management in a way that really makes a difference. The contributions I make are appreciated and valued as a part of the overall success of the firm.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

My greatest achievement in the last couple of years has been being able to mentor new incoming receptionists who are joining the firm. Sharing knowledge and advice that helps my team develop its professionalism is very rewarding.

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is a highly collaborative, strategic and innovative group of professionals with a broad range of knowledge that encompasses the areas of compensation and benefits, legal recruiting, diversity and inclusion, professional development and operations. Working in close collaboration with firm leadership, we are committed to providing HR services that foster DLA Piper's values and business strategy.

Our team provides a stimulating, collegial environment where each member's contributions are valued. As part of the HR team, you will be called upon to think creatively and analytically and to be an exceptional listener and expert problem solver. Our work is challenging and rewarding. We love it, and we are passionate about it.

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Our Professional Development team has created learning and development opportunities for partners and associates, including our Associate Academies and the Career Development Program.

Our Benefits team analyzes our offerings on an annual basis to ensure  we are providing comprehensive benefits that align with the work/life needs of lawyers and professional staff. Some of our newest additions are Parent Career Coaching, Milk Stork and Little Lotus Baby Swaddles.

Madeline Bermudez

Madeline Bermudez

Legal Recruiting Coordinator

New York

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

One of the best aspects of working at DLA Piper is working with our colleagues from diverse educational, functional and technical backgrounds. I enjoy and have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with a variety of colleagues and departments. Most significantly, working at DLA Piper has allowed me to have a work/life balance, where one does not dominate the other.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I enjoy working alongside our recruiting team. We have a more inclusive and collaborative recruiting team than ever before, and work closely together, either locally or firmwide, in brainstorming new strategies, roadmaps and planning. Our local and firmwide recruiting teams are professional and personable and are always available to address questions and provide insight. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is when candidates and colleagues express their gratitude for the diligent work we provide.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Supporting the recruiting managers and streamlining our day-to-day responsibilities and activities, which includes an elaborate list of items, while meeting deadlines. I have recently been more involved in the hiring process for partners and of counsel attorneys in the New York, Short Hills and Wilmington offices and have coordinated the scheduling of partners in our offices in San Juan and across Canada, Latin America and Mexico.

Krystle Chapman

Krystle Chapman

Professional Development Manager

Chicago

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

Working at DLA Piper presents such a diverse range of projects. I can assist in the planning of a global event in the morning, organize a local practice group training session in the early afternoon and finish my day by collaborating with a team member on the redesign of department materials. The firm has clearly outlined initiatives that bring departments together to collaborate, solve problems and pursue more efficient ways of conducting business.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The team is centrally located in the Chicago office, which makes departmental projects and smaller tasks easy to accomplish. Each team member specializes in a departmental function, so having the ability to bring everyone together in person with ease is great. The team is always looking at new technologies and innovative ways to be more efficient as a department and provide the best client service possible.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Supporting global partner conferences has provided me with wonderful opportunities to interact with the global board, international partners and my international learning and development counterparts. Planning for conferences touches everything from the finest points to much larger firm initiatives. It is truly a globally collaborative effort.

Risk Management

The Risk Management group reviews information that is necessary to open new business matters with the goal of protecting and strengthening the firm. It works to efficiently integrate new business into the firm in such areas as conflicts, accounting and docketing, reviewing business rules and ensuring that the correct information is collected at the right time during the process, while mitigating the potential of costly malpractice claims and adhering to the firm's best business model.

The success of our department rests on our team-oriented philosophy. The department works on a global platform with colleagues of all levels around the world. We manage a variety of scenarios and interact across departments and with all levels of professional staff and leadership, which provides for an exciting work environment.

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In collaboration with our international colleagues, the team created a global platform backed up by a global database, achieving global integration and reporting capabilities.

Mark Gurley

Mark Gurley

Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management

Baltimore

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The professionalism, dedication and quality of so many of the people at the firm creates a confidence that challenges will be met with creative and solid solutions. This is complemented by the opportunity to thrive in an environment that is welcoming and which embraces diversity. The firm's global presence and reach is enormous, giving me the opportunity to become acquainted with interesting people and concepts from around the world.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The mutual respect among members of the teams that I work most closely with allows for, among other things, highly effective collaboration. This collegiality further enables the teams to develop constructive programs and processes. The support that teams show for each other, particularly at the highest levels of leadership, is key to fostering the solidity of the teams.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Working in a firm such as DLA Piper offers plenty of opportunity. After many years of focusing on the management of one particular functional area, I was able to transition to a different role. The new role has given me the ability to expand the scope of my responsibilities and develop knowledge and skills in new areas – something that continues to this day.

Jacqueline Tenwick

Jacqueline Tenwick

Sr Manager, New Business Intake

San Diego

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The people, of course. I know people say this all the time, but DLA Piper does an outstanding job encouraging an inclusive and team-spirited atmosphere.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The New Business Intake department is extremely fast-paced and works with time-sensitive material. This creates a challenging and interesting environment. We are constantly learning and adapting to new firm expectations.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Creating a global conflicts database that we use worldwide to ensure the global firm adheres to conflict rules and regulations.

Donald Perry

Donald Perry

Conflicts Analyst

Chicago

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

The best aspect of working for DLA Piper is that it provides vast opportunities for continued learning. I love a good challenge, and every situation I've encountered has been challenging enough for me to develop, both professionally and personally. That is coupled with such a large network of experienced lawyers, in all practices, that someone always has the answer – all you have to do is ask!

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

My team is a very close-knit group. We are constantly learning from each other. The best part about working in my team is the exposure that we get to both the business and legal sides of the firm. Through my team's frequent discussions with the firm's partners and attorneys, I have developed a sense of interest in the business of law, rather than just the business or just law. We are able to develop relationships with firm leadership in an effort to modify and advance the firm's new business intake practice.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

What I consider a milestone in any career – being chosen to train and mentor newly hired colleagues. When someone is chosen for this task, it means they have reached a certain level of proficiency and trust within the group's leadership. Knowing that I can be trusted with the professional development of my newly hired colleagues is truly a great honor, and I am glad to be a part of it.

Business Intelligence & Strategic Initiatives

The Business Intelligence and Strategic Initiatives team focuses on executing data-driven projects and processes that improve firm infrastructure and/or decision-making capabilities. We strive to improve key firm health metrics through process and performance improvement efforts across both attorney and staff systems.

With a focus on firm financial health, we identify opportunity areas and organize our key activities in an effort to effect positive change on the firms' bottom line profit.

This department provides the opportunity for those who have the ability to envision an ideal state of operations, to propose and carry out change management and implement more effective and efficient state of operation.

Our team is only as strong as its members. We're excited with the diversity and strength of our skillset and are always interested in candidates who bring industry-best thought leadership to the portfolio of improvement efforts we deploy.

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Our team has been transforming our billing operations. The effort focuses on the clients from the moment they are engaged to the moment their matter is resolved.

At each step of the process we have worked to standardize and streamline billing and collection processes to balance the value to the client and to the firm.

Althea Semian

Althea Semian

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

New York

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

DLA Piper's commitment to equality, diversity and environmental sustainability is inspiring. Prizing such values is far more important now than ever before. DLA Piper sets the bar for expectations and I hope that more companies will follow DLA Piper's example. On a personal and practical level, I appreciate the excellent benefits that I am afforded, including paid time off, as it means I am able to take time away when I need to recharge and when I need quality time with my family.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I have the pleasure of working on a highly collaborative team where all team members looks out for each other. Working on a great team and spending each day with teammates that I get along with makes a difference in my daily life. My teammates are wonderful and always professional and smart. Our team is provided the opportunity to work on new and challenging tasks, so I am always being exposed to new and challenging work.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

The collaborative efforts our team has invested in creating useful dashboards that others use and view every day is gratifying. With our dashboards, employees are able to view important metrics in real time and our tools allow them more efficiency when running reports, thereby saving them valuable time.

Michele Griffin

Michele Griffin

Business Intelligence Project Manager

Baltimore

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I have been with DLA Piper for almost 20 years. Because of the firm's willingness to promote from within, I have been able to experience multiple disciplines in the financial arena – billing, collections, financial statement preparation, budgeting and profitability, to name a few. This exposure to multiple facets of the organization as well as the talent that resides in these areas are the best aspects about working for DLA Piper. I've been here a long time, but my job still feels fresh and exciting.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

In my role, I work on a very small team, and it is great. Because we are small, we are very efficient and have a great mix of technical talent and business model understanding. It is a very good mix for producing high-quality work.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

The Partner Dashboard is my greatest achievement. It consolidates key financial metrics in a one-stop shopping environment and has been very well received by our partners. Of course, I did not do it by myself. This was a true team effort. We also created a Profit Dashboard and brought our profit methodology in house to make the firm more self-sufficient and allow for more flexibility.

Andrew Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Billing Analyst

Tampa

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

DLA Piper offers the excitement and challenges of a worldwide organization while maintaining the individual attention and support of a small company. The actions, decisions and results of my work directly impact our clients' success.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

DLA Piper fosters a collaborative work environment, enabling employees from different departments all around the world to work together to achieve a common goal. This team environment brings out the best in everyone and energizes you to work smarter and harder than you thought possible.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I am most proud of the personal growth I have achieved. From new projects and innovative process improvements to leadership opportunities and tuition reimbursement, the learning and career advancement opportunities DLA Piper offers are boundless.

Legal Support Services

Legal Support team members are vital to our clients. They provide innovative, on-time support to attorneys and paralegals and provide world-class service to our clients.

The focus for legal support team members is on exceptional customer service. Working collaboratively across teams, locally, regionally and nationally, we tap into each individual's strengths and experience while providing all with an avenue to share expertise with other team members. The legal support team structure allows all its members to feel they have the ability to make an impact on the longer term success of the firm, which they do. This structure also encourages career development and allows flexible scheduling, providing a wealth of training and mentoring to help you excel and to expand your skill set and your boundaries.

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We have developed new models of support that are highly efficient and match the evolving and varied needs of timekeepers.

Our Attorney Resource Team model focuses on providing highly effective administrative support for associates and paralegals.

Our Client Service Team focuses on providing support to partners in the areas of business development, client interaction and administrative needs.

Andrea Petty

Andrea Petty

Team Coordinator

San Diego - Golden Triangle

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

We are a team-oriented environment. The support is boundless. Whether working on client documents or communicating with clients regarding their needs, we provide the ultimate professional service. There is a wealth of knowledge that is offered to help you excel in your position.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

The Legal Support Team supports the lawyers of the firm by providing exceptional service to them and their clients. We strive to maintain superior knowledge and expertise in all aspects of that support.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

Maintaining expertise in all aspects of the work environment and continuing to provide superior and professional service for our clients.

Lori Spinney-Flagg

Lori Spinney-Flagg

Legal Practice Specialist

Boston

What do you like about working at DLA Piper?

I believe that the people at DLA Piper are some of the best people I have had the pleasure of working with. The professionalism and intellect across the Boston office, from attorneys to staff, far exceeds that of other large firms where I have worked. Even with the evolving changes in technology and its impact over the past 15-20 years in the legal field, this office has managed to maintain some of the key facets, from a people perspective, that are necessary to have a successful firm and practice.

What do you enjoy most about working with your team?

I believe it is the character of the people on my team that helps me to perform my job at a high level.

What has been your greatest achievement in the past couple of years?

I like to believe that I have had many achievements since coming to DLA Piper. One recent achievement was when I was able to demonstrate that 1 percent of our fee was being withheld by a vendor our clients were using to pay invoices. I was able to work with the client and our collections department to opt out of the payment method and receive the full fee in connection with the services we provided.

Who we are and what we offer

DLA Piper University

DLA Piper University

We believe in the development of our people. Our goals are to develop a culture of learning, develop an agile, highly skilled workforce and empower our professional staff to manage their development. DLA Piper University provides professional staff with the opportunity to develop exceptional skills through course offerings, including many led by our own internal experts.

Promotional Opportunities

Promotional Opportunities

We believe in developing our people and are proud to offer promotional opportunities to our professional staff so they can advance in their careers. We celebrated 84 promotions in 2017.

Carol Clark, Paralegal Specialist, Albany
DLA Piper has allowed me to expand my knowledge base and has rewarded my achievements with promotions. I have been involved in a number of matters where my work product has resulted in positive outcomes for our clients. I have also participated in due diligence matters in a number of states across the country, going beyond the scope of my New York expertise in environmental and land use issues. I have gained confidence in my ability to research, analyze and understand statutes, regulations and codes at the federal, state and local level in these other jurisdictions. I appreciate all the opportunities that I continue to experience at DLA Piper.

Rewards & Recognition

Rewards & Recognition

We are committed to offering a total rewards package that is competitive and offers our employees the benefits that are most important to them. We also believe in rewarding and recognizing employees for their contributions through merit increases, bonuses, our Aspire rewards program and our Employee of the Year rewards program. Our professional staff are a driving force behind the firm's success, and this program allows us to celebrate each other – our many contributions and our collective victories as we work to achieve our vision to be the leading global business law firm.

Rewards & Recognition

Rewards & Recognition

Alice was the recipient of the 2016 COO Award. Alice is highly regarded across the US for her consistent efforts to proactively identify areas of improvement and create solutions that are beneficial to our clients and the firm. One of Alice's greatest accomplishments has been identifying over $400,000 in US Patent Office refunds owed to DLA Piper clients. In addition, Alice billed 1,995 hours in 2016. She is well respected and highly valued for her can-do attitude and the exceptional service she provides to our lawyers and clients alike.

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

The firm's commitment to the community is one of our core values. We encourage our staff to become involved in pro bono and community service activities. Whether we are working to expand access to justice to those in need, or supporting veterans, these efforts improve the world around and strengthen firm culture.

We run regular mentorship, literacy and tutoring programs for children in our communities.

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

DLA Piper volunteers participate in the Capital Dragon Boat Regatta in Washington, DC, supporting the National Veterans Legal Services Program, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to veterans and active duty military personnel in military discharge and disability benefits proceedings.

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

DLA Piper's New York office volunteers at City Harvest's Bronx Mobile Market, helping to distribute fresh produce. Employees helped distribute 22,000 pounds of food in just a few hours in 2017. The Mobile Market helps New Yorkers ensure healthy food on the table for their families and allows volunteers to learn about creative ways to fight hunger.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

We value diversity and respect the individual. We are committed to creating a culture that is inclusive of all people, where everyone has an opportunity to succeed and pathways to success are transparent. Our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) mission is to increase the diversity of people, perspectives and experiences represented at all levels of the firm and to nurture an increasingly inclusive culture where that diversity is valued, embraced and leveraged for the benefit of our people and our clients.

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Our internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work on a variety of entry-level, administrative and research projects in a large law firm. We offer a summer internship program as well as internship opportunities throughout the year. Interns receive a combination of training and mentoring by professional staff and lawyers. Interns may have an opportunity to job shadow, attend meetings and/or observe court proceedings.

Who we look for

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results orientation people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. Click below to learn more.

Problem-Solvers

The firm's goal is to provide clients with creative and effective legal solutions. We expect our business professionals to be creative, analytical and thoughtful in the development of business solutions.

Results Oriented

Our clients expect us to deliver the best results we can. We have the same expectations of our business professionals and look for people who are comfortable pushing themselves and others for results.

Collaborative

The best solutions/work comes from the ideas of many. We look for business professionals who demonstrate that they are team players and able to collaborate across organizations.

Committed to Quality

We look for business professionals who understand clients' needs and demonstrate that they are committed to providing quality work on a day to day basis and making exceptional business decisions.

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Application process

Interview tips

  • Do your research

    Interviewers will be impressed when you show that you have taken the time to learn about the firm, the interviewer and the job responsibilities.

    When you have your in-person interview, learn as much as you can about the office through your own observation and by asking questions of the people you come into contact with.

    Review common interview questions and practice your responses. Keep responses concise and specific.

  • Dress to impress

    Recent trends show that standard dress attire is business casual. For an interview, you want to dress to impress. Overdressing will never work against you. It will also help you feel more confident.

  • Arrive early and be prepared

    Always be early to an interview. However, do not arrive too early; 10-15 minutes before your scheduled interview time is appropriate. Leave enough time to park the car, commute, have a train delay, check in with building security in metropolitan locations, change shoes and deal with unplanned bumps. Arriving early will also give you the opportunity to relax and observe.

    Have copies of your resume, work samples, and a pen and pad to take notes, and turn off your cell phone.

  • Prepare and practice your sales pitch

    First impressions count, so be prepared and make a strong first impression.

    Your knowledge, skills and experience are what got you the interview. Review the job requirements. Prepare to tie the story of your knowledge, skills, experience, professional accomplishments and the impact you have made to the requirements noted in the job advertisement.

  • Ask relevant questions

    This will let interviewers know that you are interested and curious about them and the firm. It will also help you gather information about the firm. If you need clarification, do not hesitate to ask the interviewer follow up questions.  Feel free to take notes during your interview. It shows that you are engaged and listening.  

  • Follow up

    After the interview, take the time to send personal emails to each interviewer. It is a good practice to ask the interviewers for business cards so you have their name, title and contact information.

Benefits

Medical, Dental
and Vision

Your health and that of your family are important. We offer a variety of plans to choose from.

Pre-Tax Savings Benefit Plans

Every little bit helps when it comes to saving, and we offer a variety of pre-tax benefit plans, such as commuter benefits and flexible spending accounts.

Resources for
Your Well-Being

From massage therapy to financial and legal concierge services, you will have resources to nurture your mind and body.

Income Protection Plans

With access to life, disability and critical illness insurance options, you will take comfort in having income protection.

Profit Sharing and 401(k) Savings Plans

Everyone's retirement goal is different. We have a competitive plan to help you with retirement savings, including the availability of both pre-tax and Roth contributions.

Paid
Time Off

We understand you have a life outside of work. You will have a generous bank of time to use for personal, sick and vacation time.

For Your
Peace of Mind

From backup child and adult/elder care to educational advising through College Coach, these resources can help you juggle the realities of everyday life.

Discount
Programs

Save on items – big and small – through car-buying programs, retail discounts, student loan refinancing and much more.

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