Employment Transactions Attorney

24000060 Requisition #

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About Us

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 is seeking an attorney with employment law experience and an interest in transactional work to join the Corporate/Private Equity practice as part of our Professional Track Attorney program in our Atlanta office. The ideal candidate for this position will have 2-5 years of experience in company-side labor and employment law matters.

This is an opportunity to join one of the leading firms in the world in a non-partnership track position. As part of the firm’s Professional Track Attorney program, you will be immediately integrated into a practice group and be part of a team.  You will be able to participate in a comprehensive training and development offerings and work on client projects across cutting-edge practices, industries, and borders.  You will also have the opportunity to support causes that impact our clients and better our communities through the firm’s commitment to pro bono.

Your day will involve acting as the junior lawyer primarily responsible for employment-related diligence on M&A transactions and also representing clients in connection with daily matters including research and contract drafting. Strong performance in this role can lead to other varied experiences within the practice that will add to your skill set and build your base of client work.

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@us.dlapiper.com.  Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.

Search Firms: Per the terms of our agreement, all candidates must be submitted through the firm’s agency portal for consideration. If you have an agreement with the firm, please request an invitation to submit candidates to the portal from 
legalrecruiting-bos@us.dlapiper.com. If you do not have an agreement with us and would like us to consider candidates, please send a blind candidate profile to legalrecruiting-bos@us.dlapiper.com.

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.


·     J.D.

·     2-5 years of experience in labor and employment law matters

·     Admitted to practice in Georgia

·     Direct and applicable AmLaw 100 law firm or SEC experience

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

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