Overview

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

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

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

By the Numbers

  1. #1
    Global M&A deal volume

    For the eighth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2017, according to Mergermarket’s league tables for legal advisors.

  2. #1
    Law Firm of the Year

    DLA Piper was named best in the world for Real Estate and Franchise by International Who's Who 2017. Learn more

    DLA Piper was named one of the top five most innovative law firms in Europe and North America by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers 2017 report.

  3. +1,000
    Ranked as leaders in their field

    The world's leading legal directories have named more than 1,000 of DLA Piper's lawyers and practices among the best in their fields. 

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  4. 217,000
    Hours of pro bono legal work

    DLA Piper is committed to pro bono that supports access to justice and rule of law around the world. The hours our lawyers around the world have committed to initiatives in education, human rights, nonprofits and charity law, juvenile justice and veterans support, among many others, demonstrates our commitment.

    Visit our pro bono website to find out more
  5. US$6.5 million
    Committed to UNICEF child justice partnership

    In April 2013, we announced a ground-breaking new three-year partnership with UNICEF, aimed at strengthening the protection of children around the world.

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Responsible Business

At DLA Piper we are committed to contributing to the wellbeing of communities around the world.

We encourage our lawyers to do pro bono work that is meaningful, impactful and supports those in need. New Perimeter, our nonprofit, provides pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions.

Our Break Into Law project is a worldwide initiative focused on removing barriers to employment within the legal profession, while we have pledged $6.5m over the course of our three-year partnership with Unicef to improve child justice.

We are proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), as our support for the initiative underlines our commitment to responsible business.

DLA Piper strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability and undertakes initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with our Global Environmental Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

At DLA Piper, diversity, inclusion and equality are a part of how we live our values. We are one of the world's largest law firms, with lawyers and staff in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the many communities and markets where we work.

With offices worldwide, our efforts to understand, value and incorporate differences are woven into our culture. We are on a journey and, like most law firms, we still have some distance to travel. But with strategic approaches within our geographic regions, we're making great progress. Visit our diversity and inclusion website to learn more:

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In Puerto Rico

DLA Piper counsels Puerto Rico-based businesses both locally as well as in their operations across the United States, Latin America and around the world. The office also serves US and international clients seeking to do business in Puerto Rico. Our firm has a long history of providing comprehensive legal services to clients with interests, investments and operations throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Basin and Latin America.

DLA Piper offers bilingual attorneys and a number of attorneys with extensive experience and knowledge of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora. In addition to having deep roots in Puerto Rico, DLA Piper has offices that are strategically located in important economic and political centers with significant Hispanic and Puerto Rican communities, such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Tampa and Washington, DC. Many of our Puerto Rico attorneys are dual licensed in Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions, such as New York, and have the capacity to lead significant international mandates.

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Our Values

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive

Be Supportive

We treat everyone fairly and with respect and courtesy.

We are inclusive, approachable and supportive of our clients and colleagues.

We make a positive contribution to our local and global communities



Be Collaborative

Be Collaborative

We exhibit a global mind-set by celebrating our geographic diversity and working seamlessly across borders.

We reach out to others, give help willingly and make ourselves available when needed.

We listen attentively and value new ideas and perspectives.



Be Bold

Be Bold

We are strategic and future-orientated, always thinking and planning ahead.

We challenge, and are open to being challenged.

We are resilient, we adapt quickly. We guide and help others do the same.



Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional

We focus on delivering the highest standard of legal advice and service excellence.

We get to the heart of issues and challenges and provide pragmatic, commercial solutions.

We operate with transparency and work efficiently to deliver value.