NEW YORK, March 1, 2005- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Norma Edmiston has been named the firm’s chief financial officer. Edmiston brings to Orrick more than twenty-five years of experience in a broad range of financial management positions, managing large, geographically diverse staffs. She will be based in Orrick’s New York office, where she will oversee a 70-member finance team that stretches across three continents and is concentrated in the firm’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Edmiston was previously Controller at McKinsey & Company in New York, where she managed all accounting functions of the firm throughout 82 offices in 44 countries.
Prior to McKinsey, Edmiston held various financial positions in all divisions of The McGraw-Hill Companies, including Vice President of Administration, Vice President and Controller, and Vice President of Finance. Before joining McGraw-Hill, she was a certified public accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.
“Norma’s experience in managing the financial operations of highly respected companies with far-flung offices makes her the logical choice for our international and growing law firm,” said Ralph Baxter, Orrick’s chairman and CEO. “We are very pleased to have her on our team.”
“The dedication to innovation and teamwork that drives Orrick’s success in legal matters carries through to the firm’s business activities, as well,” said Edmiston. “The firm is clearly committed to the best possible performance and to making continual improvements in the service of its clients. I look forward to helping Orrick achieve those goals.”
About the Global Operations Center
Orrick’s Global Operations Center (GOC) is the hub of the firm’s day-to-day administrative operations. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, the GOC operates 24 hours a day/seven days a week, providing the firm and its clients with a central business infrastructure that delivers comprehensive and reliable support services around the world. The facility houses Orrick’s core technology, finance, and human resource operations, as well as document and transcript production services.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance, and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm’s 14 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Taipei.