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DLA Piper 2025 U.S. Summer Program – 2L Candidates (Intellectual Property & Technology) in New York, New York

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DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional, collaborative and supportive. Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm. Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career. Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.

Job Description

DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology group is seeking exceptional law students to join the 2025 summer program. We are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are motivated to build their legal skills and gain insight into client needs.  We value innovators and creative thinkers. If you thrive on challenge and value teamwork, we want to hear from you.

As a summer associate in our IPT group, you will receive a tailored experience working on trials, appeals, and related counseling along with pro bono opportunities. Our in-depth training focuses on your development and helps prepare you for the future. You will be assigned a team who will provide support and offer feedback, and you will be able to build your network through social events. Our 10-week program provides insight to what life is like as a junior associate at DLA Piper.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property and a background or education in science.

Please apply online and include a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript.  Please indicate your preferred DLA Piper office location in your cover letter. 

If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions, please contact the law school recruiting team. Candidates must apply directly online rather than sending application materials by email.

No immigration sponsorship is available for this position.

General & Essential Job Expectations

While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

· Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;

· Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;

· Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;

· Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;

· Foster positive work relationships;

· Comply with all firm policies and practices;

· Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;

· Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.


Law students must complete the equivalent of four semesters of law school prior to the start of our 2025 Summer Program.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work Environment

Hybrid with in-office expectations

In accordance with New York City, Washington, and California’s Pay Transparency Law, the weekly pay for this position, if hired to work in New York City, Washington or California, is currently expected to be $4,326.

Job: Law Students

Organization: Talent Acquisition

Title: 2025 U.S. Summer Program – 2L Candidates (Intellectual Property & Technology)

Location: New York-New York

Requisition ID: 24000120

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