Rankings & Awards

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Orrick Rankings and AwardsMinority Corporate Counsel Sager Award

Orrick is honored that our lawyers and teams are well recognized by the market.

The peer directory Chambers Global recognizes Orrick for excellence across 45 different practices and cites Orrick lawyers as top practitioners in 88 individual categories in 2015. 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, 20 practitioner categories).

The American Lawyer named Orrick to its A-List for the sixth time in 2014.  This annual ranking measures law firm performance in four categories: financial performance, pro bono contribution, associate satisfaction and diversity. Orrick ranked 12th among all US origins firms in 2014 and jumped six spots, more than any other firm.

The BTI Client Services A-Team 2015 report ranks Orrick among the 30 best US-origin law firms for client service, according to a survey of Fortune 1000 in-house lawyers conducted by BTI Consulting Group.

Read more about our rankings and awards below:

Firm

Orrick Ranks #10 on American Lawyer’s A-List (2015)

Orrick Named to Law360's Global 20 List (2015)

California Powerhouse: Orrick (2015)

Financial Times Names Orrick to Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Law Firms List for Second Consecutive Year​ (2015)

BTI Recognizes Orrick for Client Service (2015)

FT Names Orrick to Innovative US Firm List (2014)

Tech

Asian Legal Business Ranks Orrick's China Patent Practice Tier 1 for Third Consecutive Year (2015)

Clients Rate Orrick Among Top 3 Tech-Savvy Firms​ (2015)

Annette Hurst Earns Double Honors from The National Law Journal and Daily Journal (2015)

Technology Group Of The Year: Orrick (2014)

Intellectual Property Group of the Year: Orrick​ (2014)

Daily Journal Names Mitch Zuklie and Stephen Venuto to Top Emerging Companies Lawyers List (2014)

Annette Hurst Recognized as Top Woman Leader in Tech Law (2014)

Asian Legal Business Ranks Orrick's China Patent Team Tier 1 for Second Consecutive Year (2014)

Denise Mingrone Selected to Influential Women In IP Law List (2014)

National Law Journal Names Neel Chatterjee and Chris Ottenweller as 2014 IP Trailblazers & Pioneers (2014)

Finance

Orrick Maintains Ranking as Top Bond Counsel for First Half of 2015​ (2015)

Orrick Recognized as the Best Law Firm for CMBS​ (2015)

Orrick Ranked Among Top Ten Bankruptcy Law Firms​ (2015)

The American Lawyer Names Marc Levinson Dealmaker of the Year​ ​(2015)

Patrizio Messina Honored as "Lawyer of the Year" by Legalcommunity.it​ (2015)

Doug Goe and Christine Reynolds Honored at the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association Conference​ (2015)

Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Orrick (2014)

Daily Journal Names Mary Collins and John Wang to Top Development Lawyers List (2014)

Ranked 3rd among issuers' counsel and 4th among underwriters' counsel for U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in Commercial Mortgage Alert (2014)

Ranked 4th among issuers' counsel and 5th among underwriters' counsel for U.S. asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in Asset-Backed Alert (2014)

Energy & Infrastructure

Two Orrick Transactions Named "Deal of the Year" at the IJGlobal Americas Awards​ (2015)

Pascal Agboyibor Named a Legal Innovator By Financial Times (2014)

Pascal Agboyibor Named a Project Finance MVP (2014)

Litigation

Shannon Seekao Named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40​ ​(2015)

Three Orrick Partners Recognized Among Top 250 Women in Litigation​ (2015)

The National Law Journal Names Jonathan Lopez to 2015 Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers List​ (2015)

Billy Jacobson Recognized on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 Attorneys Who Matter List (2015)

Lynne Hermle and Jessica Perry Honored Among the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California​​ (2015)

Orrick Again Selected as Recorder’s Labor & Employment Defense Firm of the Year​ (2015)​

Four Orrick Partners Named Client Service All-Stars in Latest BTI Report (2015)

Daily Journal and Law360 Name Orrick Litigation Victory Top Defense Verdict of 2014​​ (2014)

Orrick Named to National Law Journal's 'Appellate Hot List' (2014)

Josh Rosenkranz Named a Legal Innovator By Financial Times (2014)

Orrick, Antitrust and Competition Partner Receive ILO 2014 Client Choice Awards (2014)

Two Orrick Partners Named to National Law Journal's List of DC Rising Stars (2014)

Transactions

Orrick Italy Awarded "Corporate Law Firm of the Year" by Legalcommunity.it (2015)

Tal Hacohen Honored With M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Award (2015)

Four Orrick Partners Named Client Service All-Stars in Latest BTI Report (2015)

Two Orrick Transactions Honored as 2014 "Deals of the Year" by China Business Law Journal (2014)

Culture and Community Impact

Orrick Named One of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers​ (2015)

Orrick Again Ranks Among Top Firms for Pro Bono Impact​​ (2015)

Orrick Recertified as a Women in Law Empowerment Forum Gold Standard Firm​​​ (2015)

Orrick Recognized for Innovative International Firm Mentoring Program for Women (2015)

"Orrick Cares" Initiative Awarded Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year by Chambers (2015)

Ranked #16 for overall diversity and #11 for Asian-American attorneys on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2015)

Three Orrick Partners Named Among the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business​ ​(2015)

Yale Law Women Recognize Orrick as a Top Ten Family Friendly Firm for the Fourth Consecutive Year (2015)

Military Spouse JD Network Honors Christina Guerola Sarchio with 2015 Professional Excellence Award (2015)

Stephen Lessard Named One of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 2015 Rising Stars​​ (2015)

Lorraine McGowen Named to Savoy Magazine's 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers List​ (2015)

ABA Honors Pat Gillette With Golden Hammer Award​ (2015)

Orrick Named One of 10 Pro Bono Leaders by National Law Journal For Collaborating with IBA to Combat Human Trafficking (2014)

New York Law Journal Honors Orrick for Pro Bono Leadership (2014)

Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's corporate equality index for ninth year in a row (2014)​​​​​

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