NEW YORK, August 27, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law, law news, legal news, legal research Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today the promotion of two business executives. John A. Hodder was appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Brian F. Schare was named Executive Director, East Coast.
Hodder, who joined Orrick as Director of Marketing in 2001, had served as acting CMO
since January. As CMO, Hodder is responsible for overseeing the firm’s global
As Executive Director, East Coast, Schare will be responsible for the administrative
functions of Orricks New York and Washington, D.C., offices. He will also share
responsibility for the firms Global Operations Center located in Wheeling, West
Virginia. In addition, Schare, who joined Orrick in 1998, will continue to serve as
Litigation Division Operating Officer (DOO) and oversee the Managing Attorneys
Commenting on the two promotions, Orrick chief operating officer P. Douglas Benson
said, John and Brian have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a real
commitment to their work. They are part of a fantastic group of lawyer and
non-lawyer professionals assembled at Orrick that are second-to-none. They are vital
to Orrick’s continued recognition as one of the greatest law firms in the
He said: Orrick is a progressive law firm that understands the importance of marketing as a business function charged with helping the firm achieve its business goals.
Our marketing team is among the most highly regarded in the
industry. We have accomplished a great deal in recent years, and we look forward to
even greater success in the years to come.
He continued: Orrick distinguishes itself from many other law firms by not only recognizing that we are in the business of law but also embracing that reality,” said Schare.
Our management team is firmly committed to the same business principles used by
our clients to increase efficiency and add value for the client. It is exciting to
be a part of Orrick’s industry-leading business team. Every day brings new
challenges and opportunities, and I look forward to every one, Hodder said.