For the fourth year in a row, Fortune selected Orrick among the 100 best workplace cultures for the very best talent. Orrick ranks in the top 15 and is the highest-ranked law firm of only four firms on the 2019 list.
“Offering top talent – lawyers and staff alike – the ability to chart their own course professionally is an essential part of our strategy. It’s what enables us to field consistent, outstanding teams for our clients, and creates the kind of culture I think we all value on a very personal level,” said Chairman Mitch Zuklie.
In 2018, Orrick continued to innovate to create a work environment that enables the firm to attract, retain and advance top talent. We offered new tools for our lawyers and staff to master the skills needed to adapt to the fast-changing world, including a real-time feedback app, training in legal design thinking and a visiting scholar program. We offered agile working options, enabling our team members to customize the way they work, and gave our associates credit for time spent on innovation projects of their choice. Together, we expressed our commitment to the community, with 99% of our lawyers participating meaningfully in pro bono and 30+ Orrick Cares community initiatives around the world. And we launched a mindfulness and stress management program called “The Whole You,” which team members have touted as “the single most useful piece of training they’ve gotten,” and Fortune describes as “how Orrick helps everyone just chill out.”
Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to select the list by conducting the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three-quarters of a company's score is based on an in-depth employee survey. The balance focuses on an extensive 'culture audit' of each company, which includes a detailed analysis of pay and benefit programs, hiring practices, diversity efforts, internal communications, training, recognition and local community support. View the complete list of 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For here.