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Careers

​Why Join Orrick?

We Are Focused on Asia

Orrick's Asia team has an unprecedented almost 40-year track record in advising international clients on a broad range of cross-border legal matters. In Asia alone, we have more than 120 lawyers and legal professionals in offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. We also have practice groups focused on Korea and Vietnam.

We Are a Strong And Expanding International Firm

Orrick has been in the vibrant capital of the world’s third largest economy for 15 years. Our Tokyo office offers combined international/domestic law practices in the key areas of corporate/M&A, employment, energy and infrastructure with a particular focus on renewables, intellectual property, litigation and real estate finance. Our lawyers have worked on a number of the most high-profile deals in Japan in recent years, and are consistently ranked as market-leading practitioners in their fields.

We Have A Blue Chip Client List

Our clients in Japan include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial, technology and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies and start-ups, and governmental entities.

We Offer a Broad Range of Experience

If you begin your career with us, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a broad spectrum of work for the most important clients. You may also have the opportunity to travel throughout the region and work in different cities where Orrick’s offices are located. Lawyers in our Tokyo office work closely with colleagues in other offices across Orrick’s global network.

We Are Dedicated to Your Development

At Orrick, we are dedicated to developing our lawyers with the knowledge, skills and qualities essential to consistently deliver outstanding advice and exceptional service to our clients.

We will provide you with:

  • Internal educational seminars on substantive legal topics across multiple practice groups
  • Business skills training covering topics such as drafting, communication skills, negotiation, leadership and teamwork
  • Training and development retreats
  • Formal mentoring and career coaching programs
  • Clear performance benchmarks to complement annual performance reviews and assist you to actively manage your own career development.

We Are Community Minded

We take community responsibility and pro bono legal work seriously. We encourage each of our lawyers to give back to the community. In fact, we even have a lawyer based in the U.S. who dedicates 100% of his time to finding and managing pro bono matters for our lawyers around the world.

We Offer Innovative And Meaningful Work

We are not the only people who believe our work is exciting and innovative. Our deals speak for themselves through regular market recognition. Our award-winning Japan practice is highly ranked in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia and ILFR 1000.

We Value Integrity, Cooperation And Individual Respect

Our core values of excellence and integrity, cooperation and individual respect, and enthusiasm and the pursuit of improvement aren’t just words on a piece of paper. We believe in them. As a result, we believe you will enjoy your time with us.

Japan Graduate Recruitment

Each year, Orrick recruits a small number of outstanding fresh law graduates who are looking for a long term career in Japan.

We recruit both Japanese graduates as well as foreign law school students.

Japanese Law Graduates

For graduate law students with a Japanese law qualification, please refer to the Japanese language version of this page.

Foreign Law Students

Foreign law students who have a strong interest in a career in Japan may apply to our U.S. offices directly for Summer Associate positions in Japan, or inquire at our Tokyo office tkotlorecruiting@orrick.com to see if there are any openings.

Lateral Openings

We have no openings at this time.

Paralegals and Professional Staff

We have no openings at this time.