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DLA Piper is a multinational law firm with offices in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2014, it had total revenues of US$2.48 billion and an average profit per equity partner of US$1.490 million and was the third-largest law firm in the United States as measured by revenue. DLA Piper was formed, in January 2005, by a merger between three law firms: San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, Baltimore-based Piper Rudnick LLP, and United Kingdom-based DLA LLP. It is composed of two partnerships, the United Kingdom-based DLA Piper International LLP and the United States-based DLA Piper LLP (US). The two partnerships share a single global board and are structured as a Swiss Verein.

REUTERS published the piece below back 2015 written by Jonathan Stempel about the controversy of DLA Piper represented Paul Ceglia in his claim that he hired Mark Zuckerberg to create a website that became Facebook and that, under the agreement, Ceglia was entitled to ownership of 84 percent of Facebook:

A New York state appeals court on Tuesday threw out Facebook Inc’s unusual malicious prosecution lawsuit against DLA Piper and two other law firms that have represented a fugitive who claimed a 50 percent stake in the social media company. Reversing a lower court ruling, the Appellate Division in Manhattan rejected “conclusory” allegations by Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, that the firms knew or should have known that their client Paul Ceglia’s case was fraudulent and based on a forged contract. Ceglia, 42, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville, New York, had sued Facebook and Zuckerberg in June 2010, saying a 2003 “work-for-hire” contract for Zuckerberg to do programming for Ceglia’s company Street Fax entitled him to half of Facebook. Federal prosecutors later deemed the contract a forgery and brought criminal charges against Ceglia. He had been free on bail ahead of a trial set for May 4, 2015, but early last March Ceglia removed his electronic ankle bracelet and disappeared, along with his wife, two children, and a dog. Facebook is now valued at roughly $300 billion. In May, a state judge said Facebook and Zuckerberg could pursue claims that DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, as well as Milberg LLP and Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, knew Ceglia’s lawsuit lacked merit. But in a 4-0 decision, the appeals court noted that the law firms had found experts to counter Facebook’s forgery claim and that Ceglia had passed a lie detector test. The court called Facebook’s allegation that the firms lacked probable cause to pursue Ceglia’s case “entirely conclusory.” Facebook said it is evaluating whether to appeal. “We are disappointed,” a spokeswoman said. “DLA Piper and the other named law firms possessed evidence proving the case was based on forged documents and that Paul Ceglia’s claim was a fraud, but chose to pursue it anyway. We believe they should be held accountable.” Matthew Dontzin, a lawyer representing DLA Piper, said Facebook and Zuckerberg sued solely “to deter lawyers from taking them on. These types of bullying tactics have no place in the courthouse and today justice was done.”

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General equipment mechanic helper (Former Employee) says

"They are unwilling to work with people with disabilities! They fired me for no good reason and they disregarded my medical problems and documentation. Do not ever work for DLA"

Federal Police Officer (Current Employee) says

"Upper Management within the department has zero Law Enforcement Experience, they constantly under mind and criticize Officers. Upper base management has no clue what happens day to day due to hidden information. Was told by senior director that all Officers were disposable. Cons: employees are catered to, day to day it was the wild west"

Secretary (OA) says

"Poor communication, passive aggressive/power tripping management, supervisors argue with each other in front of subordinates, unprofessional, supervisors talk way too much distracting you from work, extremely unorganized, they don’t train at all, and they expect new secretaries to work miracles without any guidance or training. Cons: Unproductive Management, Poor communication"

Distribution Process Worker (Former Employee) says

"The moral sucks. It’s all about politics there. It’s not about what you know it’s about who you know. If you make one mistake you are blamed forever. It’s very stressful."

Supply Technician (Current Employee) says

"85% + turnover rate. Severe lack of training and basic supplies to perform duties do to the very poor leadership. Pays okay, but should be more for the lack of manning and amount of responsibility. Stay far away."

DPW (Former Employee) says

"I worked there for more than 5 years and the culture only changed to make things worse. Bad leadership draining motivation from workers that managment treated as expendable Cons: Leadership"

Material Handler Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Leadership in the Defense Logistics Agency will not let go of outdated business concepts and will micromanage everyone that works there even if you make it into the management team."

Technician (Current Employee) says

"Unqualified people are being placed in places without proper skills or training. Jobs are not being fairly announced and filled. Moral is extremely low due to the lack of training and accountability in majority of all DLA. Values are wavering for the ultimate mission of supporting the war fighter."

WG5-6 (Current Employee) says

"You make good money do your job people want to pick and choose what they want to do not work were there asind to very little team work you have to be very strong and will minded to work there if you're a person who takes pride in what you do every day it's sad to say but it's the truth."

Distribution Process Worker (Current Employee) says

"N/A nothing special about this job supervisors suck and only look out for themselves. If you don’t have a family member working there your out of luck. Everyone snitches to get promoted it’s the only way."

Contract Specialist (Former Employee) says

"The leadership doesn't care how stressed the employees are. The management just keeps pushing for unrealistic goals. The morale is down because management does not care. They claim they do...but doesn't do anything to help relieve the demanding workload. People are burnt out from overtime. Management is constantly demanding. Don't know why they don't hire competent...knowledgeable supervisors. Cons: Supervisors that don't know the job"

Material Handler (Current Employee) says

"It’s a great place to work if you enjoy what you do and you have a high tolerance for incompetence but if you are a dedicated professional and a forward thinking person then the culture may not be for you. I think management needs to care more for the lower wage grade workers."

Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist, GS-12 (Former Employee) says

"A lot of lazy workers and poor managers. It's a bunch of retired security guards and Alabama A&M sorority sisters. Most of the good employees there have moved on to other agencies on RSA."

IT Specialist Programming Lead (APPSW) says

"What can I say: This was a job a took right after college. I had ample resources to build my repertoire of skills in technology and management. Advancement is simple."

Business Cycle Integration Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Typical Federal Government work in the greater District of Columbia area. opportunities to Tele-Work, flexible schedules. Training dollars don't stretch very far so you have to be creative and find free training."

Management Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Great benefits, but unfortunately it is the government. Hard work is not rewarded, but benefits and work/life balance are great. Cons: hard work not rewarded, poor work not criticized, it is the government"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Really BIG on bureaucratic games and nepotism."

Former Employee - General Manager says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time Cons: They know each other and that's all I can say ."

Former Employee - Police Officer says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time Cons: Everything you can imagine is a con."

Former Employee - Supply Technician says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for more than a year Cons: DLA is one of the worst government government agencies you can work for. There is favorite, racism, and nepotism within the organization which factors into their hiring practices. Both the Bremerton location where I was and the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor location suffer for these issues. The work at DLA Bangor is highly manual. There is inadequate leadership and waste at both locations. No upwards mobility. You're pretty much a cog in the wheel of an organization that grinds you down to the point where you consider leaving government work all together. Save your self the frustration do not work for DLA!"

Current Employee - Procurement says

"I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time Cons: Management is lost and toxic"

Former Employee - Supervisory Production Operations Specialist says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for more than a year Cons: Lack of standard operating procedures, No one on the same page for job specifications due to lack of training, Grade you by metrics system, System is constantly down, Manpower low."

Current Employee - Contract Specialist says

"I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for less than a year Cons: management, people, leadership, inconsistency, mission customers, office space, everything except the above pros."

Former Employee - IT Specialist says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time Cons: Racist Management No development opportunities Lack of telework Extremely high turnover (20 employees in my department left in a year period)"

Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist says

"I worked at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for more than 10 years Cons: There is a lack of genuine care for employees, unfit and unethical supervisors, and a fake organizational culture."

Current Employee - Safety Specialist says

"I have been working at US Defense Logistics Agency full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Deliberately uses vague position descriptions to drive down pay \ job position"

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