Orrick is a law firm focused on providing legal solutions for the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors in 25+ markets globally. For the past two years, Financial Times has named Orrick the most innovative law firm in North America.
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?
Besides having strong interpersonal skills and thriving in team settings, we’re looking for candidates who have: (1) Grit – perseverance and passion for your long-term goals (“How can I continually improve?”); (2) E.Q. – the other kind of smarts (i.e., empathy and relationships – “How can I make connections and develop relationships, both at Orrick and in the market?”); (3) Teamplay – motivated by opportunities to collaborate on complex problems (“How can I contribute as a team member?”); and (4) Innovation – inspired by driving change and making improvements in the way things are done (“How do I think outside the box and come up with creative solutions?”). 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 that shape their worldview.
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., teamplay and ability to innovate. Tell us about how you have embraced change – or inspired it. 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. We are especially interested in hiring talent that is intrigued by the use of data and AI to deliver legal solutions in new ways.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We recently revamped the careers section of our website – please take a look to learn more about Chart Your Own Course, to view openings and to 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. And follow our Chairman Mitch Zuklie on Twitter and Instagram, as well as the Orrick Careers Instagram.