Rankings & Awards

Orrick Rankings and AwardsMinority Corporate Counsel Sager Award

Orrick is honored to be recognized by the market for excellence as an institution and in a broad range of practice area and geographic strengths.

Law360 again selected Orrick in 2013 for the Global 20, a list of leading international law firms. This list rates firms based on the size and scope of their geographic platform, complexity of cross-border work, and how pioneering the firm has been in pursuing an international strategy.

The peer directory Chambers Global recognizes Orrick for excellence across 43 different practices and cites Orrick lawyers as top practitioners in 97 individual categories in 2014. The Chambers regional directories also recognize Orrick for local excellence in key markets (Chambers USA: 33 practice areas, 84 practitioner categories; Chambers Europe: 26 practice areas, 46 practitioner categories; and Chambers Asia: 14 practice areas, 24 practitioner categories).

Financial Times' "Most Innovative US Law Firms" report names Orrick among the leading U.S.-origin law firms from 2011 to 2013, recognizing our firm for innovation in both legal advice and client service.

The American Lawyer names Orrick among the nation’s leading Litigation Departments for the second consecutive time (January 2012) and names Josh Rosenkranz, head of Orrick’s Appellate & Supreme Court practice, as Litigator of the Year. Corporate Counsel recognizes our Intellectual Property team for securing two of the 10 biggest IP victories of 2011, including the No. 1 win.

The American Lawyer also names Stephen Venuto as Dealmaker of the Year (April 2013).

For our commitment to pro bono legal service, The American Lawyer ranks Orrick among the top 10 firms in 2012, noting the 100-hour average annual pro bono contribution of Orrick lawyers.

For our record on diversity and inclusion, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association has honored Orrick with the Thomas L. Sager Award three times, including in 2011. Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers has named Orrick among the best firms for women four times, including in 2012. Human Rights Campaign gave Orrick a 100% rating for the seventh year in 2012. The New York City Bar Association selected Orrick Diversity Chair Lorraine McGowen as its 2012 Diversity Champion. 

Additional recognition earned by Orrick’s teams:

The Bond Buyer

#1 Bond Counsel, #1 Disclosure Counsel, #3 Underwriter’s Counsel – 2012

Asset Backed Alert

Top 5 Issuer’s Counsel and/or Underwriter’s Counsel for US ABS/MBS – Past 5 Years

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst

Top 10 Most Active U.S. Law Firms in Private Equity and Venture Capital – 2012

Europas: The European Tech Startup Awards

Best Service Provider – 2011


Top 3 in Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPOs

Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit

2012 International Law Firm of the Year (Gold Trophy) and Best Specialized Teams (Silver Trophies) in Financial Litigation, International Arbitration and Real Estate

Financial Times

Two of the Most Innovative Intellectual Property Litigation Victories – 2012

Three of the Most Innovative U.S. Energy Sector Deals – 2011

Project Finance

 2 Deals of the Year – North American Petrochemicals, European Availability Road and Overall European – 2013

 3 Deals of the Year – PPP, Toll Road, Water – 2012

Legal Media Group: Euromoney

Top 10 Clean Technology Firm 


Project Finance Group of the Year – 2011 - 2013; and Energy, Project Finance MVP – 2012 & 2013

Intellectual Property Law MVP – 2012

White Collar Law MVP – 2012

Employment Firm of the Year and Employment Law MVP – 2011

Asia IP

Leading International Patent Law Firm in China – 2011

Benchmark Litigation

Litigation Stars in 7 Practice Areas – 2013

Appellate Firm of the Year – West – 2012

Antitrust Firm of the Year – West – 2012

Female Litigator of the Year – West – 2012

Global Arbitration Review

Top 30 Arbitration Practice Worldwide – 2012

The Lawyer

Top 30 Litigation Practice Worldwide – 2012

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