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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe was founded in San Francisco during the Civil War. Its current strategic alignment emphasizes three main industries: technology, finance, and energy and infrastructure. The firm entered the New York market in the late 1990s and currently has one of the stronger outposts there of any California-based firm. It significantly expanded its international footprint in 2005 with the absorption of attorneys from the expiring firm of Coudert Brothers.

Chairman Mitchell Zuklie took the helm in spring 2013. Specializing in technology startups and high finance, he has counseled the likes of eHarmony, Royal Dutch Shell, Oracle, and Goldman Sachs. He recently helped navigate Nest Labs’ sale to Google and Goodreads’ sale to Amazon.com.

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