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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP ("Orrick") is a Northern California-based law firm was first founded in 1863 now has 23 offices wordlwide. This Vault Top 100 firm is often recognized by top media and trade publications.[1]



Orrick is a firm that prides itself on working towards two interdependent goals: serving their clients and continuing to build a lasting intstitution. Orrick is best known for their intellectual property practice in addition to their marketing and corporate restructing practice.

Orrick is a trailblazer when it comes to incorporating environmentally friendly iniatives in their offices. The company has sought to "green the O" through: recycling, community service iniatives, office construction and operation, indoor environmental quality and general energy conservation[2]. The notoriously laid back atmosphere of the office is another hallmark of the law firm.

Orrick has a committment to diversity among minority and female attorneys in addition to the LGBT community. The company actively recruits gay and lesbian attorneys and many of the firm's pro bono iniatves are associated with LGBT.[3]

Orrick Areas of Practice

Orrick has many practices specialties, classified as either transactional or litigation:[4]

  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trusts & Estates
  • International
  • Litigation
  • Tax
  • Banking & Transactional
  • Energy
  • Emerging Companies

Orrick Offices

Orrick has 23 offices worldwide[5], including:

  • New York
  • London
  • Beijing
  • Berlin
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • Rome
  • Moscow
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Paris
  • Portland
  • San Francisco
  • Sillicon Valley

51 West
52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 506-5000
Web: www.orrick.com

Orrick Size

With more than 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices, Orrick is a firm that continues to expand its' international and domestic presence.

Orrick Recruiting

Like many top firms, Orrick is no exception as to the type of candidate it looks for: top firm, top grades and judical clerkships. Orrick associates often rank the firm high when it comes to associate  training and development, including one-on-one coaching and development. [6]

Rather than employ a one step model for advancement at Orrick, the firm has incorporated an innovative talent model to allow for different definitions of succes within the firm, roughly broken into partner track, custom track and professional track.  

Orrick Salary and Bonuses

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

$30,000 No
2nd Year

$40,000 No


  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Orrick,-Herrington-&-Sutcliffe-LLP?companyId=408
  2. http://www.orrick.com/about/greening_of_the_o.asp
  3. http://www.orrick.com/about/diversity/diversity_LGBT.asp
  4. http://www.orrick.com/practices/
  5. http://www.orrick.com/offices/
  6. http://www.orrick.com/about/lawyer_development/index.asp



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