Start Dates Stalled For Some DLA Piper 1st-Years

Law360, New York (August 18, 2010, 6:33 PM EDT) -- DLA Piper, which recently expanded its executive management team, has delayed the start date for half of its incoming associate class past January 2011.

The firm said it expected more than 70 associates to start working in January, including the remaining members of the class of 2009 and around half the members of the class of 2010.

According to a statement released Wednesday, the firm's offer letter to its latest summer class said that decisions on timing would be made based on the “economic climate and...
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