Intellectual Property and Technology Associate

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Dublin, Ireland

The role

DLA Piper is one of the most widely recognised providers of a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for leading businesses worldwide. Our IPT team operates globally across more than 40 countries which means our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle complex  transactions and multi-party, high-value project work across multiple jurisdictions.  

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy lawyers around the globe whilst based in Dublin. You will be responsible for providing innovative advice on strategic sourcing and commercial contracts, technology and IP matters and data protection compliance. By joining us you will have the widest platform to progress your career, in a culture where you have a remit to make a real impact. 


Our IPT team has successfully worked together in recent years to assist a large number of institutional and multinational organisations, across multiple sectors including in the Technology, Life Sciences, Retail, and Financial Services sectors . This is your opportunity to be part of a growing team, which has global reach and is strategically positioned as the only full service global law firm in the Irish market.

Working as part of our market leading global team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will generally involve working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team and will cover all of our core services including:

  • Major sourcing and outsourcing transactions
  • IP advisory and strategic due diligence and related corporate transaction work
  • Advisory work in respect of technology innovation projects involving cloud computing, open source, blockchain and artificial intelligence
  • Data protection and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance, investigatory matters
  • Cyber security and risk management projects


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.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


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.