Four Names Emerge as Contenders to Succeed Orrick CEO Baxter

, The Am Law Daily


With Ralph Baxter due to retire at the end of 2013 after nearly 25 years running Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, four partners, one apiece from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, are vying to ascend to the Am Law 100 firm's top leadership post.

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    In a world where the legal market is globalising rapidly, and when Orrick retains global aspirations, it may not be the best idea to choose a US partner who may perhaps be too inward looking to lead the firm over the next decade of change. Surely there are some excellent candidates in Orrick's many international offices? They certainly wouldn't be the first successful US firm to have an non-US leader.

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