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Orrick is a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. We focus on three sectors: technology, energy and infrastructure and finance. We aim to be a best place to work for the best talent and we are always adapting to the ever-increasing pace of innovation. Financial Times selected Orrick the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America for a third year in a row in 2018, and Fortune named us 15th on its 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Orrick has earned a global reputation advising both established and emerging companies, banks and international financial institutions. Our clients include the most disruptive technology companies, 20% of U.S. unicorns, 10 of the 25 world’s largest public tech companies, 7 of the top 15 energy companies globally, 14 of the top 20 global financial institutions, 2 of the 3 most successful fintech companies, funds and government entities. We were named a 2019 Technology Group of the Year by Law360 and rank 3rd for global venture capital (PitchBook). Chambers ranks us Band 1 for both renewable energy and infrastructure.
If you set your standards high and have a strong work ethic then Orrick could be for you. We are looking for bright, talented graduates of any discipline who are looking for a firm offering a broadbased training contract. Applicants should have at least three A-level passes at grades A and B and a 2.1 degree. Orrick is a firm for those looking for a high level of responsibility from day one. We value team players and aim to give individuals the opportunity to flourish in an inclusive and supportive work environment, encouraging interaction across our international offices. We support learning through a focus on training and a mentoring programme that will provide trainees with the right foundation for building their legal career. A genuine open door policy means trainees work closely with partners and associates. Our two-year training programme is made up of four six-month seats with regular appraisals throughout. Our dedicated trainee partner oversees the supervision of our trainees. There is an extensive training programme with regular and focused sessions on legal and soft skills to enhance your development as a lawyer.
We will be holding open days in the spring of 2020, which provide a good opportunity to see the London office of a US law firm in action. Applicants spend the day learning about the firm and the work on offer in the London office as well as participating in a business game designed to give a flavour of the work of a City lawyer. Applications should be made online via our graduate recruitment website by 31st January 2020.
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