Associate - IPT
THE ROLE DLA Piper is one of the most widely recognized providers of a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for leading businesses worldwide. Our lawyers provide both litigation-related (contentious) and strategic commercial advice to a wide range of industry sectors, helping clients from emerging technology and pharmaceutical companies to established banks and financial institutions achieve their objectives wherever they do business. Our IPT practice encompasses nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries, with particular strength in key global markets. Intellectual property and technology law is at the core of any major business transaction or strategic dispute and has become one of the most critical legal areas as companies continue to expand and protect their technologies, brands, products, data and services around the globe. Our group is recognized worldwide by legal directories and industry members as one of the leading groups of its kind, seamlessly combining multi-jurisdictional reach with local knowledge and experience. We are now looking to recruit an 3-5 PQE Associate to join our Commercial team in Birmingham. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES DLA Piper's Commercial practice combines legal knowledge with deep sector experience and a can-do approach covering the full spectrum of commercial and business law issues. When it comes to multi-jurisdictional transactions, our worldwide presence and experience managing sophisticated cross-border commercial deals sets us apart. As an Associate in our IPT team you will support our clients with a variety of matters from structuring their supplier relationships and guiding them through the complexities of commercial contracts to outsourcing and technology. SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES Candidates who have between 3 to 5 years PQE, are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. In addition you will: have strong Commercial experience gained in a leading firm be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients be commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines within our fast moving environment have demonstrable interest in marketing and business development and a desire to help drive the practice forward be able to supervise and mentor more junior members of the team THE FIRM 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. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.