Principal Economist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 27, 2018
DLA Piper is a wonderful dynamic firm with very smart dedicated professionals. I enjoyed working there for a short time. However, the firm is in the end lawyer - led and the compensation and recognition of non lawyers , like economists, reflects that. There are rigidities in the firm to protect the lawyers... and that is the firm's choice.
Overall good working environment with the legal team.
rigid employment structure adn limited promotion ability for non lawyers
Case Manager- Tax Controversy (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 18, 2018
Learn a lot, but very challenging. High pressure work environment, long hours and expected to accomplish a lot. Attention to detail is imperative. Work life balance was difficult. Worked 2200 yours my first year.
Productive work place, collaborative approach to fast paced high stress work
Contract Attorney (Former Employee) – Short Hills, NJ – March 26, 2018
A decent place to work. They were collaborative in their approach and generally supportive in a high stress fast paced legal environment. Management showed creativity in balancing costs while meeting the needs of their employees both on and off the job.
Team Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 21, 2018
I had many different roles at DLA. I was a team coordinator over 8 secretaries. I helped to interview secretaries. I worked in many different areas of law at DLA including franchise, corporate, regulatory, litigation, etc.
Great coworkers with relatively manageable workload
Case Assistant (Current Employee) – East Palo Alto, CA – February 5, 2018
DLA is a fine place to work. There are times when they'd rather have present staff cover responsibilities of employees who have been let go, but what company doesn't try to make that happen? For the most part, DLA is a reputable firm that at least tries to make it seem like they value their employees.
Patent Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – February 1, 2018
A daily docket sheet with due-dates spurs every morning following by hundreds of emails. There are plenty of daily deadlines and regular over-time work... usually covering for other absent people impromptu. Hours started from 7:30am to 10:00 pm sometimes... BUT, surely that work style would have changed by now.
regular overtime is a blessing and a curse if you cannot attend to your family
Administrative Assistant and Legal Secretary (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 6, 2018
Management has become too focused on the bottom line. As a result, the firm has done very little to boost morale. Management does not foster a positive work environment, and they do not communicate with staff.