DLA Piper Diversity & Inclusion

About Us

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion 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 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and our efforts to embrace, value and incorporate diversity are woven into our culture. Further, we  know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. 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.

What Our People Say

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Robert Mendez Robert Mendez Associate, New York Sandra Wallace Sandra Wallace Partner, Birmingham Nate McKitterick Nate McKitterick Partner, East Palo Alto Cara Edwards Cara Edwards Partner, New York Heather Treacy, Q.C. Heather Treacy, Q.C. Managing Partner, Calgary Ariane Chan Ariane Chan Partner, Austin Jon Hayes Jon Hayes Partner, London Marta Frackowiak Marta Frackowiak Partner, Warsaw Margarita Karpenko Margarita Karpenko Partner, Kiev Gareth Parkinson Gareth Parkinson Associate, Manchester Gitanjali Bajaj Gitanjali Bajaj Partner, Sydney Paul Baxter Paul Baxter Partner, Brisbane

Our Story

DLA Piper's diversity and inclusion strategy aims to increase the diversity within our firm and foster an inclusive environment that supports the development of our people and the growth of our business. We believe that diversity and inclusion allow us to acquire the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service. The promotion of diversity and inclusion is fundamental to living the core values of our firm.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy focuses on the following key processes:

Resource Groups

Our resource groups provide a forum for networking, education and support. Our groups include:

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper became one of the largest business law firms in the world in 2005 through a merger of unprecedented scope in the legal sector. We were built to serve clients wherever in the world they do business - quickly, efficiently and with genuine knowledge of both local and international considerations. Whether our clients require seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location, they can count on us to deliver the right service and solutions.

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Diversity and Inclusion Team

While it is the responsibility of everyone at DLA Piper to advance our firm's Diversity and Inclusion goals, our Diversity and Inclusion leadership team, together with the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, coordinates and leads the implementation of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan.

The leadership team includes: