Data Scientist

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

United States Remote Please see below for information.

Full time


May 13

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

Are you a data scientist who thrives in professional services environments? Do you love working with smart, dynamic, & collaborative teams? This may the opportunity for you!

The Role: Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Data Scientist. This hybrid position could be based in any of our U.S. offices (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV). Orrick is excited to have returned to work in a hybrid work model. Most teams are working in the office around 2 to 3 days per week, as business needs allow and subject to change.

The Team You'll Join: This position provides the opportunity for an experienced data scientist to work collaboratively with the firm’s growing Business Intelligence team, helping to develop enterprise data analytics and business intelligence strategies in collaboration with executive-level operational and functional leaders.

What Will You Do? You will be a key member of cross-functional teams developing tools and processes to help us make informed, data-driven business decisions in areas such as pricing, profitability, spend management, talent management and return on investment. The ideal candidate will be a critical leader in identifying and executing on opportunities to utilize data to improve the firm’s performance. Some of your key responsibilities include:

  • Interpret the data needs of senior management and design, develop and deploy analytical tools to improve and optimize business decisions and performance.
  • Work cross-functionally across different areas of the firm, including Pricing, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Sales, as well as across the firm’s global geographical footprint.
  • Perform special projects on request under the direction of the CEO, COO and other senior executive staff.
  • Lead efforts on data visualization and presentation, including the development of in-house tools and/or evaluation of third-party products that best align with the firm’s current analytical reporting structure and future business intelligence projects as well as the more general use of graphical images to convey data within presentations. Participate in the development and implementation of firm-wide data visualization and reporting standards
  • Collaborate with various departments to ensure that new data systems are engineered for greater flexibility and reuse and meet a variety of needs.
  • Plan, configure and maintain analytical systems to perform macro- and micro-level data analyses and predictive analytics. Responsible for extracting, cleaning, interpreting and analyzing trends and patterns in data. Verify the mathematical accuracy of analytical systems.
  • Implement firm-wide data assessment to evaluate data sources and their quality. Catalogue data and data dictionaries and other reference material.
  • Develop methods to connect disparate data sources; create new processes to link datasets; and rethink and improve current systems to develop new data connections.
  • Automate manual data analysis processes and streamline current data intake and analytics.
  • Include open-source datasets (e.g., government or cohort datasets) to provide baseline data comparisons and augment the strength of the insights provided. 
  • Assist the firm’s Technology and Innovation teams in assessing new tools and technologies that rely on data analytics and machine learning.
  • Explore projects that will add value to the firm. Such projects include but at not limited to the following: space utilization, client engagement intelligence, competitive intelligence, recruitment and retention, travel and cost analysis, department and practice growth, client business profitability and trends, and project cost and time forecasting.
  • Continue situational awareness of current and forthcoming data science and business intelligence processes, tools, technologies, and trends as they relate to technology, data analytics and machine learning in support of the legal services industry.
  • Serve as a mentor to other reporting and analytics-focused team members as we continue our transition to a more data-driven organization.

Your Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of work experience as a data scientist; corporate or professional services environment, preferred
  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of statistics and machine learning
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to translate results in an understandable format
  • Experience assessing data analytics needs and directing the approach and process
  • Accurately perform advanced mathematical functions 
  • Project management experience 
  • Experience with SQL, R and Python
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Power BI, Excel and PowerPoint

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.

Please visit for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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