Associate, IPT (all PQE levels)
Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by DLA Piper
We are currently recruiting for associates to join DLA Piper's global Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) team to be based in Dublin.
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.
The successful candidate will 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.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working as part of our market leading global team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including;
Advising on major sourcing and outsourcing initiatives
Dealing with technology projects involving cloud computing, open source, blockchain and automation/AI
Assisting with data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance and notification issues
Advising on software licensing and support, and acquisition/licensing of technology
Negotiation of more general commercial arrangements
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for down-to-earth but confident lawyers with strong leadership potential. We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies.
The ideal candidate will:
have strong IPT experience gained in a leading Irish, City, regional or international firm
be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients
draft documents using a commercial, client-focussed style
comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations
comply with the firm's systems, policies and procedures in all matters - including compliance, financial systems and time recording
know and understand how to best utilise information and research resources
Our IPT practice group is a truly international practice with an established track record of growth and development. Career prospects for the right candidates are excellent.
This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role.
The firm offers excellent training, learning and development programmes, as well as a genuine opportunity to experience a wide range of work and clients in a friendly, supportive environment.
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.
Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment to you and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-employment screening that can include checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.