Year after year, we watched the law firm’s word of mouth on the law firm’s commitment to the diversity of the legal profession, and promised to recruit, retain and promote more racial and ethnic, LGBTQ+ and/or female lawyers And people with disabilities. Despite these ongoing guarantees, many Biglaw companies still lag behind other companies when it comes to the important metric of building a more inclusive workplace, and other companies continue to outperform expectations, time and time again Make it lose its diversity.
In the “New Partner Watch” feature, we write articles about new partner categories for selected companies. We tend to write interesting announcements for some reason. In the current cycle, we will focus on the diversity (or lack of diversity) among Biglaw’s new partners.If you think your course is worth checking, please Email us (Subject line: “New Partner Observation”).
Today’s topic: The company announced 14 new partners for Orrick last Friday. From their press release (emphasis ours):
Oric is pleased to announce that starting from January 1, 2021, the company’s partners will promote 14 lawyers.
This course reflects Orrick’s long-term commitment to inclusiveness. Seventy-five percent The women among American class members who exceed the standards of Mansfield Rules are diverse and/or female.The trends of the past four years continue to develop and we are very happy Promote the whole class during vacation.
Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and CEO of Orrick, said: “In the past year, extraordinary perseverance, adaptability and personality have been spent to complete the candidate qualifications for partners. We believe that these qualities are the key to the future of outstanding lawyers. “There is no doubt that because of this outstanding position, we will become a stronger company.”
Congratulations to these 14 new partners for grabbing the Biglaw Ultimate Brass Ring, and congratulations to Orrick for the same level of impressive diversity. According to many indicators, new partners are different-by job field, geography, race or ethnic background, and gender. Most importantly, Orrick continues to prove that lawyers can balance family life by promoting people on leave, while practicing the law and achieving maximum success.
Just announced its New diversity pipeline plan, Orrick surpassed others due to the diversity of new partner categories. If you are in the company and care about the diversity of lawyers, you should know that Orrick will do the same.
Can any other company in Biglaw compete with Orrick’s true commitment to diversity?
Oric promotes 14 partners [Orrick]
Staci Zaretsky She is the senior editor of “Above the Law” and has been working since 2011.She would love to hear from you, so please feel free e-mail Any tips, questions, comments or comments from her.You can follow her Twitter Or keep in touch with her LinkedIn.