​Experienced Lawyers Openings

​We know the magnitude of making a career change.

After working at another firm, in judicial clerkships, public service, or within corporate organizations, lawyers find Orrick a welcoming and supportive environment.  Lawyers choose Orrick for the people, the practice and the spirit of our firm. Orrick lawyers are team players and critical thinkers. We are open to new ways of doing things and have the character and personality that will make us lifelong colleagues and friends. We believe in having fun while we work hard and develop great relationships with our clients and each other.

Our core values of excellence and integrity, cooperation and individual respect, and enthusiasm and the pursuit of improvement aren’t just words on a website. Our values show up in the way we organize our client service teams, train our associates and consider pro bono to be equal to any other client work. As a result, we believe you will enjoy being an Orrick lawyer at the same time that you grow as a professional.

We invite you to take a closer look at our firm, our practice, our people, and the great opportunities that await you.

Candidate Evaluation

As we look to build our bench in core business units and areas of law, we evaluate candidates based on a combination of intellectual rigor, client service track record, and personal dynamics.

Strong academic credentials are required and preference is given to candidates with major law firm experience. Some areas we explore include:

  • What makes you unique? Your perspective, your energy, your drive, your client results?
  • How have you contributed in leadership roles beyond your client practice?
  • How are you regarded by your colleagues, clients, staff, and community?
  • How do you interact with others?
  • What type of enthusiasm and respect do you bring to your work, clients, and client teams?
  • What resonating value can you contribute to Orrick and the people who work here?

To explore current opportunities and specific openings, please click on the office(s) to the left.  We look forward to starting a conversation with you.

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