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Technology Companies Group, Mid-Level Associate

$310,000- $390,000/ year
Posted Jul 07
Full Time
Menlo Park, California


Orrick’s Technology Companies Group is seeking Associates with 4 to 6 years of experience with a passion for high-growth emerging technology businesses to join the Silicon Valley office. Orrick is proud to be one of the only firms to offer a destination practice with deep Silicon Valley roots and a broad global platform that scales with our clients as they grow. During the past two years, we closed more than 2,000 deals valued at $80 billion in venture capital financings, representing such hot tech companies as Anthropic, Deel, Mistral, Stripe, as well as investors including Atomico, Bessemer, Coatue Management, Crosslink, Fifth Wall and Marcy Venture Partners. We have advised on numerous high-profile M&A deals in the market, including SAP’s acquisition of WalkMe, BeReal’s sale Voodoo, MosaicML’s sale to Databricks and Casetext’s sale to Thomson Reuters.


For the ninth year in a row, Orrick is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Additionally, Orrick has been recognized as a Project Finance Firm of the Year (Law360) and a Band 1 firm for US Renewables and PPP (Chambers). We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams and innovation to everything we do. At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding. We'll help you to connect with peers and mentors to ensure you are integrated into our client teams. Our top-notch training and mentoring programs, retreats and academies, shadowing opportunities and more are what set us apart. If you are passionate about innovative work in a dynamic environment, you're just who we've been looking for.


The ideal candidate should possess 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in a major law firm, focusing on private offerings, venture capital, and transactions for emerging companies. The role demands a highly driven individual with outstanding academic skills in both verbal, written communication, and excellent interpersonal abilities. The candidate would be a resident in our Silicon Valley office. Membership to the California Bar is required.

Given our active recruiting efforts, we do not accept recruiter / search agency submissions for candidates currently completing judicial clerkships. We encourage all judicial clerks to reach out to our recruiting team directly to discuss potential employment opportunities with Orrick.


How to Apply:

Please apply online at and include a resume, J.D. transcript, and writing sample.


Search firm recruiters must submit using our Search Firm Portal.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Mariella Medina, Senior Recruiting Specialist, at


Compensation and Benefits

The expected salary range for this position is between $310,000 and $390,000. 


Orrick is committed to providing a comprehensive, competitive, and thoughtful total compensation package to our attorneys and staff, wherever they work. This compensation and benefits information is based on the Orrick’s estimate as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors that may include, but not limited to, qualifications, relevant experience or education, particular skills or expertise, geography.   Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus, which would be determined by Firm and individual performance.  


We offer a full range of elective health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurances; robust mental well-being benefits; child, family, elder, and pet care benefits; short- and long-term disability benefits; a health savings account (w/applicable medical plan), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and a 401K program. This role is eligible to employees will receive compensated time off through Flexible Time Off program, generous Parental leave benefits, and paid holidays. 


Orrick accepts applications for this position on an ongoing basis, until filled.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration for employment. For attorney positions, a 'qualified applicant' is an individual who is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in good standing, and is eligible to practice[1]; or whose admission to the State Bar of California and eligibility to practice remains subject only to successful completion of the California Bar Examination.


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.