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Employees: 1001 to 5000

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 and innovation, energy and infrastructure and finance. We prioritise diversity (Mansfield Plus Certified for five years in a row), innovation (Financial Times Top 3 Most Innovative firms for seven years in a row) and being a best place to work (Fortune Best Companies To Work For also for seven years in a row). And these values help us attract and develop top talent and inspire collaboration in order to provide forward-thinking advice to the world’s most innovative companies.

Types of work undertaken

Orrick has earned a global reputation advising both established and emerging companies, banks and international financial institutions. In Tech & Innovation, we help clients compete globally and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic landscape. Our clients include more than 4,000 tech and life sciences companies, 13 of the world’s 15 largest public tech companies, 100+ unicorns and 400 leading VC investors globally. We partner with clients on virtually every transaction type – formation through going public – and achieve outstanding litigation and regulatory outcomes for them. Orrick has been ranked the #1 most active venture capital law firm in Europe for the past 30 consecutive quarters and rank #5 globally (PitchBook).

Main areas of work

Banking & finance, capital markets, compensation & benefits, complex litigation & dispute resolution, cyber privacy & data innovation, employment, energy & infrastructure, international arbitration, M&A and private equity, restructuring, structured finance, tax, technology companies group, technology transactions group.

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Training opportunities

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 or be on track to achieve 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.

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Orrick is a modern, inclusive, global law firm focused on serving the Tech & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors.

Other benefits

Pension, group income protection scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, dental care, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and childcare voucher scheme.

Vacation scheme

The primary route to applying for a training contract with us is to apply for a space on our summer vacation scheme programme which will take place in July 2024. Our vacation scheme offers participants an opportunity to London office of a US law firm in action and get an insight into what life as a trainee would be like here.

During the two-week scheme you’ll spend time in two of our London practices, working on real work alongside our trainees, associates and partners. There will also be a variety of social opportunities and events that run throughout the scheme, giving you an opportunity to really get to know our team.


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