Innovative Managing Partner: Orrick's Ralph Baxter

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Helming the growth of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for 22 years as its chairman and CEO, Ralph Baxter has left a indelible mark not only on its culture but also the larger practice by upending traditional career models, rejiggering payment structures and transforming the business of law in many other innovative ways.

With an ear attuned to the changing needs of both clients and attorneys, Baxter has successfully spearheaded several major initiatives during his time at Orrick, while also helping to grow the firm from a 250-attorney practice in San Francisco to a global powerhouse with 25 offices spread across...

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