News Business Leadership Law firms DLA Piper introduces partner gardening leave for the first time By The Lawyer 10 April 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 15:07 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 11 April 2011 at 09:59 The gardening leave does not apply to the US part of the firm as it is ethically fundamentally impermissible for US lawyers to agree such such anticompetitive terms. Generally, the prohibition is found a 5.6(a) of each state’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Reply Link Anonymous 12 April 2011 at 13:50 This has come about because of DLA’s experience with Dubai patrners. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.