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Fueled by the lateral hiring spree it invested in the prior year, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe saw its revenue grow 4.9 percent in 2017, to $974.6 million. Meanwhile, the firm’s net income jumped 11.5 percent last year, to $219.6 million.

Orrick also saw revenue per lawyer rise 5.1 percent, to $1.04 million. The firm’s average profit per equity partner increased by 10.9 percent, from $1.68 million in 2016 to $1.86 million last year.

“We increased the amount of technology, energy [infrastructure] and finance work we did overall,” said Orrick global chairman and CEO Mitchell Zuklie, noting that the Silicon Valley-based firm has sought to strategically focus its growth on those three industry sectors, rather than any specific geographic region or practice area.

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Xiumei Dong

Xiumei Dong covers the business of law from the West Coast. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @XiumeiDong.

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