DLA Piper

DLA Piper

It may be part of the global DLA empire, although the New Zealand network is not a profit-sharing ‘equal’ to its namesake partners, the firm has developed a culture that employees appear to enjoy. 

Although handling its share of global work via the DLA network, its principal work is domestic and it has engendered a culture that continues to reflect its image as a legal force, even if the local version is less dominant that some of the global counterparts.


Kevin Hall

DLA Piper

Managing Partner


DLA Piper



16 equity partners, 8 general partners


Auckland & Wellington

Ranking on the LawFuel Diversity Index

38 per cent women partners

Graduate Starting Salary

 $46,000 for law clerks, $50,000 upon admission

Recruitment & Vacancies

Careers Link

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Programmes & Benefits

Both summer clerk and law clerkships available.
Wellness programme
Flexible working arrangements – communicty care programme, part-time work by arrangement.
Financial services – discounting banking packages, long-service study leave, subsidised conveyancing.

“Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals, in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and different from our competitors. As a firm, we never stand still. We think nimbly and seize opportunities. We’re ambitious and never afraid to innovate.”

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