24000144 Requisition #

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Job Description Summary

DLA Piper's Washington, DC office seeks a Policy Advisor with 7+ year’s related experience working on the Hill, as part of an administration, or in a corporate environment to join our growing AI Policy Team.  Candidates must have prior experience in legislative advocacy, with a focus on technology related policy topics.  Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and possess superior analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, and have the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.  Experience developing and implementing successful legislative, lobbying and political strategies, and strong legislative connections is preferred. 

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key influencers from Congressional, Executive and Regulatory offices, trade associations, think tanks and other relevant organizations
  • Monitor the legislative and regulatory environment relative to AI and technology policy and communicate developments to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Develop and build consensus policy positions on AI policy issues
  • Formulate and execute strategies to advance client objectives. 

DLA Piper values collegiality and diversity and provides a welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone can succeed.  We place a strong emphasis on pro bono and public service activities. J.D. not required.  Our practice is team focused, encouraging development of your own niche skill set.  We supply the best in technology and opportunities to work on projects with those outside the Washington DC office, regularly touching upon national and international issues. DLA Piper is located in over 40 countries and regularly hosts Technology Summits globally. 

DLA Piper’s global Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Practice is an industry unique team that consists of over 100 lawyers, data scientists, coders, and policymakers focused on AI worldwide. The group has been widely recognized as the leading AI practice, lauded by Financial Times, American Lawyer, Business Insider and others. 

Application Process

Please apply online if you are a direct applicant.  Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.  If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about the process, please contact legalrecruiting-bos@dlapiper.com.  Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.

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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.


  • 7+ years of AI policy experience
  • Prior positions on Capitol Hill, or part of an Administration.
  • Prior experience in legislative advocacy, with a focus on technology related policy topics.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful legislative, lobbying, and political strategies.
  • Strong legislative connections are preferred 

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 some in-office expectations or remote (as appropriate)

Some travel required

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