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Orrick is a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers in 25 offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Orrick has earned a global reputation advising both established and emerging companies, banks and international finance institutions. Established in 1998 we now boast over 160 employees including 29 partners. In pro bono we average over 27 hours per lawyer, per year. The firm’s London office is primarily staffed by UK qualified lawyers but there is also a US law capability in the London office and cross-border transactions make up an increasing proportion of the work that the firm does. London’s pre-eminence at the centre of global financial markets and commerce makes it a prime business destination for our clients.
• The first international law firm to establish a presence in Central and Western Africa through our affiliated office Orrick RCI in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
• Ranked #15 for international pro bono
• Aggregate value of $10 billion in private company tech M&A transactions since 2014
• Advised on many of the largest private company sales including Google/Nest Labs, Instagram/Facebook, Yammer/Microsoft and Goodreads/Amazon
• Chambers Global 2015 recognises 87 Orrick lawyers across 45 practices, and Chambers UK recognised 13 lawyers across 10 practices.
Our dedicated team of transactional and contentious lawyers offer expertise with a focus on the technology, energy and infrastructure, and financial services sectors. It means we’re uniquely qualified to provide clients with a broad range of legal services including:
• EU & Competition Law
• Banking & Finance
• Capital Markets
• Corporate Finance
• Energy & Infrastructure
• International Arbitration
• Litigation and Investigations
• Private Equity / Venture Capital
• Real Estate
Highly ranked by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 UK and Legal Business with several Orrick lawyers ranked as leaders in their practice areas in the London market.
The Financial Times (FT) named Orrick among the top five law firms overall in its 2011 FT Law 25: Most Innovative US Law Firms report. The FT Law 25 recognises firms that consistently "create transformative solutions for clients" and is based on client feedback and independent research. In previous years Orrick was ranked among top five US Law Firms in Europe for Innovation in Expansion by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Orrick ranked in the top 30 of Global Arbitration Review’s 2012 annual ranking of the most active international arbitration practices.
For the second year running, London partner Chris Grew has been named in Wired magazine’s annual survey of the UK’s Top 100 digital power brokers.
At Orrick, our people are our most valuable assets. Our formula for success is simple—to provide the highest quality service to our clients, we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level.
Our attorneys and professional staff work collaboratively. We focus daily on fostering professional relationships rooted in respect and provide every individual in our firm with the ability to contribute.
Our firm culture is fundamental to who we are and is shaped by a commitment to our core values, which include respect for individual differences and unwavering commitment to client service. We take tremendous pride in finding team members who will add to our culture.
We evaluate candidates based on a combination of intellectual rigor, client service track record and personal dynamics. We do our best to ensure that your fit makes sense for both of us over the long-term. Once you join, we want you to stay and build your career here. We strive to hire individuals as diverse and unique as the clients we serve.
We recognise that our success relies to a great extent on the quality of our people, and that starts with the quality of our trainees. Orrick is committed to providing high quality training in a friendly and supportive environment.
When you begin your career at Orrick, you will appreciate our innovative thinking, progressive leadership and global opportunities. Your career development will include robust training, exciting and challenging work, and mentoring. You will also benefit from Orrick’s core values of collegiality, integrity, excellence, enthusiasm and respect for individuality.
If you value high quality work with skilled colleagues from diverse backgrounds and would like to be part of a firm that believes in community responsibility, then Orrick could be the place for you.
We work with Orrick’s Diversity Committee—one of the first in a major law firm—to ensure that we are successful in hiring, retaining and promoting people from diverse backgrounds.
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The Open Day Experience was invaluable in helping establish a mutual fit. The practice area talks, in-tray exercise and business game deepened my understanding of the type of work Orrick...Show more