Orrick currently has an opportunity for a Practice Innovation Attorney in the Global Operations Center ("GOC") in Wheeling WV or any of our US office locations.
Do you love working with smart, dynamic, creative legal teams? We have the opportunity for you!
Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2018 list.
The Practice Innovation Attorney is dedicated to supporting our practice groups, matter teams and attorneys in the delivery of efficient and high quality legal services. This professional will serve as an internal consultant and a liaison between the practice of law and the delivery of efficient legal services. He or she will play a critical role in the design and cycle of improvement as Orrick pursues its industry leading role of delivering innovative, top tier client service. Consequently, it is crucial that this Practice Innovation Attorney possess a solid understanding of the practice of law as well as a creative and industrious mindset that facilitates innovation and efficiency. Responsibilities include:
Coordinating and leading efforts with practice groups and individual attorneys to develop and improve the use of practice content to streamline the firm's legal services
Supporting and leading projects to improve the delivery of our legal services, including process mapping, project planning, and resource integration
Developing and delivering training on practice content, resources, and the efficient delivery of legal services
Evaluating and benchmarking the firm’s services and tools through external benchmarking and competitive intelligence
Instituting workflows and processes to improve the utilization of practice content
Communicating and consulting with administrators, attorneys, paralegals and staff on the firm’s practice content, efficiency and legal service initiatives and projects
Developing and maintaining internal practice resource content
Assisting with marketing, business development and client-related materials about the firm’s practice resources, tools, and efficiency initiatives
Juris doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited university or college is required.
Minimum of four (4) years of experience as an attorney in a large law firm.
Superior written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to present complex ideas to attorneys, managers, clients, and the general public.
Committed to solving practical problems and taking care of a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization and/or specific direction exists.
Excellent analytical, project management, prioritization, and organization skills.
Able to work independently with excellent judgment, handle multiple tasks at a time, and quickly prioritize projects.
Ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships at all organizational levels.
Flexible dedicated teammate with ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm, and innovation.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, coupled with a positive outlook; excellent public relations and tact skills.
Familiarity with best practices and technology to manage workflows, documents and communications.
Availability to travel as necessary.
Passionate about the importance and relevance of knowledge management, practice and project management and efficiency to help the firm meet its overall business plan.
Ambition, high energy, and initiative to work beyond the position’s written duties and assist as needed.
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.
Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.
Our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, is home to more than 300 members of our team. Established more than a decade ago, it was the first centralized administrative operation in a major law firm.
Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Paralegal and Professional Staff listing at www.orrick.com/careers/.
No phone calls please.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
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About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Our people are our most valuable assets and we are seeking candidates who are excited to join our winning team.
Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, a supportive and team-oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.