The American Lawyer | July.25.2019
Can the law firm of the future have traditional values? Like making a social impact? Mentoring the next generation? And improving the diversity of our profession? We think so.
At Orrick, we’re pursuing a distinctive strategy, while we’re recommitting to the core values of our profession.
We have intentionally built Orrick to be an A-List firm. The American Lawyer uses RPL as a proxy for quality – and nothing could be more important to us or our clients, which include some of the world’s most disruptive companies. That’s why we focus on being the best at serving three sectors: Tech & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance. Our clients want top quality, consistent, diverse teams. That’s why we’re focused on being a best place to work, earning a top 4 spot on AmLaw’s mid-level associates satisfaction survey, and among the most diverse firms in the AmLaw 100. Making a social impact is important to us, too. That’s why 99% of our U.S. lawyers and 80% of our lawyers in Europe and Asia provided pro bono representation last year. And finally, while it’s not measured directly by the A-List, we believe that innovation is key to leading the legal market of the future. Our focus on innovating has earned us recognition as AmLaw’s most innovative firm of 2018 and Financial Times’ Most Innovative Law Firm for 3 years in a row.
Thank you to our clients and our people for helping us earn A-List recognition for the 11th time.