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Laterals and Judicial Clerks

Grow your career in an innovative environment that grows with you.
We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients, develop our people and serve our communities. We partner with our clients to deliver cutting-edge legal and commercial insights. As part of our team, you’ll gain exposure to a range of complex issues. Which means you’ll build a career you care about.

Hear from recent laterals

Our collaborative culture and exciting projects make this a great place to grow your career – but don’t take our word for it. Hear from some of our recent laterals on why they chose to join DLA Piper and their impressions on the teamwork and culture of the firm. 

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Your capabilities matched with ours

Grow your career by tapping into our leading practices to deliver smart, creative solutions to our clients' toughest legal challenges. Our highly collaborative approach allows you to work with colleagues across offices and practice areas.

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Our constant pursuit of innovation has helped transform the delivery of legal services. One example is AI ChatRoom, our captivating series of conversational videos that helps businesses understand the rapidly evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) laws and regulations.
Opportunity for professional development

Talent development

We help our lawyers reach their highest potential as professionals, consistent with our standard of excellence in client service and commitment to connecting our people, our clients and our communities. Your professional development is supported through annual goal setting, technical and leadership training, mentoring, career development, and comprehensive performance management.

Learn more about our talent development programming→


Pro bono

Pro bono is a professional obligation for US lawyers; it benefits our firm and communities, strengthens our sustainability and diversity and inclusion efforts, and offers our lawyers new perspectives. We believe in a collaborative approach to pro bono, and often work alongside firm clients, legal service providers and others to broaden the impact of our pro bono efforts.

Learn more about pro bono→

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Diversity and inclusion

We value our people and provide a welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone can succeed.

Read more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and recognitions→

Opportunities for judicial clerks

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Judicial clerks

We recognize and appreciate the experience and training that judicial clerks bring to our team. Each year, we actively seek to hire former judicial clerks who are seeking a home to build their careers once their clerkship ends. We are committed to developing our people, serving our communities and providing innovative service excellence to our clients.

In appreciation of your prior experience, we offer service credit for your time devoted to the clerkship as well as competitive bonuses for the completion of qualifying Article III clerkships.

Explore our opportunities for judicial clerks


Get to know us

Our lawyers give a behind-the-scenes look at their individual paths to careers in the legal industry and share what motivates them inside and outside of the office.

For more, visit our Why I Lawyer series.


DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. All applicants have rights under Federal employment laws which may be viewed in the Job Applicant Poster Viewing Center.

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