Media Coverage

“Go Out of Your Way to Look for Veterans’: Increasing Recruitment and Breaking Barriers in Big Law”
By Jessie Yount
November 11, 2022

Military veterans are underrepresented in Big Law. Veterans bring many qualities that are well-suited to the practice of law such as determination, integrity and a diversity of perspective.

“Boots to Suits: The Path from JAG Corps to Big Law and Beyond”
By Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum
October 25, 2019

In this podcast, three alumni of the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair share their inspiring stories about making the transition from the military to private practice: Orrick associates Anne Savin and Matt Reeder and Morgan Stanley VP of Legal & Compliance Jaime Turner.

“How Best Companies Are Helping Veterans”
By Claire Hastwell
Great Place to Work
August 5, 2019

Great Place to Work highlights the creation of the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair in this breakdown of what companies are doing to support veterans in the workplace.

“Big Law Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life”
By Meghan Tribe
The American Lawyer [subscription required]
November 10, 2016

Orrick Chairman Mitch Zuklie is quoted on the announcement of the Third Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, to be held May 5-6, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

“Creating the First Veteran Legal Career Fair: How One Law Firm Diversifies Its Workforce by Hiring Veterans”
By Mitch Zuklie, Lorraine McGowen, Steve Lessard and Nik Mathews
Diversity & the Bar
September-October, 2016

Diversity & the Bar, the magazine of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, interviewed Orrick’s Mitch Zuklie, Lorraine McGowen, Steve Lessard and Nik Mathews regarding the firm’s founding of the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair in 2015.

“Law Schools’ Veterans Groups Join Forces for Job Placement Push”
By Karen Sloan
June 30, 2016

Nik Mathews, an Orrick partner and former judge advocate in the Army Reserve, discusses the increased interest from legal employers in hiring veteran and military spouse lawyers – including through opportunities like the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair.

“Trends and Innovations Boosting Diversity in the Law and Beyond”
By Caren Ulrich Stacy
ABA Law Practice Today
March 14, 2016

Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO of Diversity Lab and founder of the OnRamp Fellowship, cites the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair as an example of how law firms are embracing untraditional methods to tap previously untapped sources of diverse talent.

“For Military Members, Smooth Transition to Law Jobs Isn’t Easy -Veterans career fair helped two members of the U.S. Army find positions in industry”
By Katelyn Polantz,
The National Law Journal [subscription required]
November 11, 2015

The National Law Journal interviews two veterans who attended the first Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, noting the challenges associated with transitioning from the military into the legal field and the unique opportunity that the career fair presents to candidates and legal employers.

“Look out for the 2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair”
By Roksana Slavinsky
November 11, 2015

Bisnow announces the second Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, which will take place April 29-30 in Washington D.C. and notes it’s the only event of its kind in the US.

“With 2,000 Billable Hours, Add 300 More for Veterans”
By Ellen Rosen
Bloomberg Big Law Business
November 11, 2015

Bloomberg Big Law Business highlights law firms’ impressions of the first Veterans’ Legal Career Fair.

“How the Legal Community Can Lead the Way to Support Military Families”
By Elizabeth Jamison, Esq.
July 16, 2015

Elizabeth Jamison of the Military Spouse JD Network discusses the challenges of being a military spouse attorney, and cites the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair as an example of the legal community working to help find solutions to these problems.

“Military Spouse Attorneys Take Part in Historic Legal Career Fair”
By Elizabeth Jamison, Esq.
Military Spouse JD Network
June 23, 2015

Elizabeth Jamison of the Military Spouse JD Network, a valued supporter of the Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, reports from the inaugural event.

“Law Firms and In-House Counsel Connect with Veterans at Career Fair”
By Zoe Tillman
The National Law Journal
May 5, 2015

The National Law Journal reports from the opening night of the inaugural Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, which included a panel discussion on the importance of hiring veterans in the legal profession, a keynote speech from The Honorable Robert R. Rigsby, Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court, and a networking reception.

“First Veterans Legal Career Fair Planned for Spring 2015 in Washington, DC”
Orrick Press Release
November 11, 2014

Orrick announces the launch of the nation’s first-ever Veterans Legal Career Fair, set to take place May 1-2, 2015 in Washington, D.C.