Orrick Announces New Parental Leave Program

New “22 & 9” Program Sets Industry Benchmark for Investing in Women’s Advancement | May.12.2015

Orrick is pleased to announce a new parental leave program designed to provide unprecedented support to women lawyers. The firm will offer its U.S. lawyers paid primary caregiver leave of 22 weeks, with the option of taking a total leave of up to 9 months before returning to work.  We believe this policy will set a new standard for large law firms, and we hope it generates dialogue in our profession about additional ways we can invest in talent.

Learn more in our Press Release: “Orrick Goes to “22 & 9” on Parental Leave.”

Parental Leave In The News - stories about our “22 and 9” program and the reasons behind it:
 
Why This Leading Law Firm is Extending Its Parental Leave Policy by Mitch Zuklie, Chairman, Orrick [Fortune]
A New Bar for Paid Parental Leave at Law Firms? by Jacob Gershman [Wall St. Journal Law Blog]
Orrick Chair: Cost of Parent Leave Program Well Worth It by Tripp Baltz [Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business]
Which Biglaw Firm Has The Best Parental Leave Policy? by Staci Zaretsky  [Above the Law]
For Women in Law, Flexibility Can Help Break Barriers by Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Women [Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business]