At DLA Piper, we have a global client base and as part of the Litigation and Regulatory Group our Corporate Crime & Investigations team works internationally to support our clients both on a contentious and non-contentious advisory basis. We now have an opportunity for an Associate at between 2-5 years’ PQE to join this specialist team.
Being led by Partner Laura Ford the Corporate Crime Investigations & Financial Services Regulatory team in the UK is a sizeable team of specialist and highly skilled lawyers advising across cyber security, financial regulation and also on the investigation, defence and prosecution of a wide range of offences including fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, criminal anti-competitive behaviour, consumer protection (Trading Standards) and dawn raids, plus the design and implementation of compliance programmes for a range of national and international clients.
The team works closely with the non-contentious regulatory cyber security/data protection team, and as a firm DLA Piper provides a market leading Global offering in this area.
You will support the team across the varied work streams allowing you to build your career in these specialist areas, but with a particular focus on corporate crime investigations and contentious cyber work. You will have the opportunity to assist in the embedding of DLA Piper as key and trusted business advisers.
This is your opportunity to become an integral member of DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory Group and to assist with a broad range of high profile investigations and be involved in complex contentious cyber issues arising across the UK and internationally. You will work with our global team to drive change, open new opportunities and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people.
The role can be based in any of our UK offices but will also require travel to client sites and our other UK and international offices from time to time.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who are between 2- 5 years’ PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. Candidates are expected to have:
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.
We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited 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.