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After Munger, Tolles & Olson announced over the weekend that it would no longer require any of its employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe quickly followed suit late Monday afternoon.

“Orrick has decided that we will no longer require any employees, including associates, to sign any arbitration agreements,” the firm said in a statement to The American Lawyer that Orrick also tweeted out.

The focus on mandatory arbitration clauses in Big Law began on March 24 when Ian Samuel, a former Jones Day associate and current lecturer at Harvard Law School, took to Twitter to reveal a copy of Munger Tolles’ proposed arbitration agreement for its summer associates.

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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