Orrick is one of the 50 largest corporate law firms in the world. We serve the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors from 26 offices globally. Fortune 500 companies rely on us for advice on transactions, litigation and compliance.
How to Get Hired
We asked Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We value E.Q. as much as I.Q., so candidates with strong interpersonal skills, and who thrive in team settings, are a fit for Orrick. We’re looking for candidates who have the following traits: (1) Grit – perseverance and passion for your long-term goals; (2) E.Q. – the other kind of smarts (i.e., empathy and relationships); and (3) Teamplay – inspired by opportunities to collaborate on complex problems. Individuals who possess these traits may demonstrate them in a variety of different ways – which is exactly what we want. We seek candidates who inspire us with their diverse backgrounds and interests, and who bring interesting life experiences and perspectives to our firm.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Bring your “whole self” to the interview. Though the interview process might feel stressful, try to be yourself. Show us why you’re interested in being part of the Orrick team. Ask questions about our strategy and our business. Tell stories that demonstrate your grit, E.Q. and teamplay. Show us that you’re the type of person who makes everyone around you better. Leave us with a sense of what inspires you – in life, in school, at work – and you’ll make a great impression.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are growing and have identified legal hiring priorities in areas that support our focus on Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance. On the staff side, we are always looking for great talent in areas like IT, Marketing and Human Resources, including at our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Please take a look at the careers section of our website (orrick.com/careers) to view openings and learn more about our culture. You’ll find information for both lawyers and staff. You can reach out directly to any of the hiring contacts listed on the site. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about our firm, our people and our practices.