Pamela Johnson

Global Head of Inventory Management

San Francisco

Pamela Johnson is Orrick’s Global Head of Inventory Management, a new firmwide position created in 2020. She leads efforts to evaluate and redesign how inventory is managed and the billing and collections process, with the objective of improving the efficiency of the process and financial performance of the firm. Her responsibilities include developing roles for the finance team and creating and executing on a strategic plan for better inventory management and positioning the firm to improve billing and collection results. She also continues her duties from her Chief Practice Officer position of taking the lead role in running the billing and collections process and inventory management activities for the Litigation BU.

Previously, Pamela was the Chief Practice Officer for Orrick’s global Litigation Business Unit, which encompasses approximately 450 lawyers and generates approximately one-third of the firm’s annual revenue.

She advised on the strategic planning, operation and management of the Business Unit. Her responsibilities included oversight of the unit's financial performance, business planning and execution, and lawyer recruiting. Pamela also oversaw the managing attorney's office, which includes the firm-wide court and calendaring functions.

Pamela brings to her position over 20 years of experience in various law firm roles. She was formerly a commercial real estate lawyer at Steefel, Levitt and Weiss (now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) and at Orrick. Her practice focused on the representation of institutional investors in the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial and multifamily properties. Pamela has also served as Director of Business Development for various transactional and litigation practice groups at Orrick.