As legal technology has grown to be a necessity rather than a luxury over the past decade, a handful of law firms have invested in legal tech startups, hoping to get an early peek at new tools and staying in the know.

One of the largest firms to launch a legal tech investment fund back in 2018 was San Francisco-founded Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Four years later, the firm has stayed close to its initial goals, focusing on data as a relationship-builder, the opportunities for Orrick’s attorneys to contribute to developing technology, and steering clear of being the principal funder to any provider.