Orrick Herrington Provides Clear Cards to Firm's Frequent Fliers

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear, the leading service provider of express security lanes at U.S. airports, announced today that Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP will provide Clear cards to its frequent fliers. Clear will bring its enrollment kiosk to the firm's offices in San Francisco , Silicon Valley and New York allowing for fast and easy sign-ups onsite. The Orrick employees will join more than 75,000 others who have joined Clear nationwide.

Clear provides members with access to a separate, faster line through airport security checkpoints by using an identity card containing their encrypted fingerprint or iris images. The annual fee of $99.95 is charged once applicants are approved by the government. Applicants start their enrollment at flyclear.com and complete the process at an enrollment location where their biometrics (fingerprints and iris images) are captured and their identification is validated.

"The Clear security pass is about creating greater efficiency and time savings for our lawyers and business professionals as they travel throughout our 18 offices around the world," said Orrick Chairman and CEO, Ralph Baxter . "Orrick's clients expect the same value-driven service and experience from our law firm. By partnering with a program like Clear, we have taken another innovative step in helping our lawyers and staff to better manage their time while traveling, to mitigate the hassles of travel, and to allow our lawyers to deliver the highest levels of client service."

"I'm delighted to see that Orrick has provided Clear to its lawyers and frequent travelers," said Clear CEO Steven Brill . "It's great once again to be serving this firm and the legal community with a product that fills a real need." ( Steven Brill was the CEO of The American Lawyer magazine and other publications including The Recorder in San Francisco .) "Clear is unambiguously about making our customers' lives easier," Brill added.

In addition to San Francisco , Clear cards are currently accepted at Albany , Cincinnati , Indianapolis , Jacksonville , LaGuardia, Little Rock , New York's JFK, Newark , Orlando , Reno, San Jose and Westchester County (NY) airports, and soon, Denver . Four to six other major airports are expected to launch programs this fall.

About Clear -- Verified Identity Pass's Clear program is the largest registered traveler program operating at U.S. airports. Clear has been operational since July 19, 2005 and has 75,000 members. For more information, please visit: flyclear.com.

About Orrick -- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with over 1,000 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 18 offices are located in Beijing , Hong Kong , London , Los Angeles , Milan , Moscow , New York, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, Paris , Rome, Sacramento , San Francisco , Shanghai , Silicon Valley, Taipei , Tokyo and Washington, D.C.