Rankings & Awards

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 seventh time in 2015.  This annual ranking measures law firm performance in four categories: financial performance, pro bono contribution, associate satisfaction and diversity. Orrick ranked 10th among all US origins firms in 2015.

The BTI Client Services A-Team 2016 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:


Orrick Again Named to BTI Client Service A-Team (2016)

FT Recognizes Orrick in 2015 North America Innovative Lawyers Report Across 3 Categories​ (2015)

Orrick Recognized in FT Innovative Lawyers Report Europe (2015)

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)


Law360 Names Orrick’s Tech, IP, Projects and Employment Teams as Practice Groups of the Year​ (2015)

Peter Bicks Named an IP MVP by Law360 (2015)

Recorder Names Two Orrick Partners to Legal Innovators List​ (2015)

Daily Journal Names Two Orrick Women to Top 100 List​ (2015)

Orrick Named IP Firm of the Year at China Law & Practice Awards (2015)


Orrick Retains Top Bond Counsel Ranking for 2015​ (2015)

Eileen Heitzler Honored as Public Finance Woman Trailblazer by The Bond Buyer (2015)

Mike Liever Named a Real Estate MVP by Law360 (2015)

Two Orrick Partners Named Among the Top 50 Lawyers in Italy​ (2015)

Three Orrick Lawyers Named Best of the Bar by Sacramento Business Journal (2015)

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

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

Energy & Infrastructure

Law360 Names Orrick’s Tech, IP, Projects and Employment Teams as Practice Groups of the Year​ (2015)

M&A Advisor Names ITR Transaction Distressed M&A Deal of the Year at Annual Turnaround Awards (2015)

Innovative Project to Bring High-Speed Internet to Kentucky Awarded Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer​ (2015)


Lynne Hermle and Annette Hurst Honored as Top Women Lawyers in California​ (2016)

NYLJ and Law360 Recognize Orrick's Renee Phillips as a Rising Star (2016)

Orrick Team Honored with CLAY Award​ (2016)

The Recorder Names Orrick California Litigation and Employment Departments of the Year (2016)

Two Orrick Partners Named to SVBJ's 2016 Women of Influence (2016)

American Lawyer Selects Orrick as IP Litigation Department of the Year and Litigation Department of the Year Finalist​ (2015)

Law360 Names Orrick’s Tech, IP, Projects and Employment Teams as Practice Groups of the Year​ (2015)​​

Lynne Hermle Named an Employment MVP by Law360 (2015)

National Law Journal Again Names Orrick to Appellate Hot List​ (2015)

National Law Journal Names Lynne Hermle to Winning Litigators List​ (2015)

Orrick's Germany Teams Recognized in New JUVE Handbook (2015)

Two Orrick Partners Named Among the Top 50 Lawyers in Italy​ (2015)

Riccardo Troiano Awarded “Lawyer of the Year – Social Security Litigation” by Legalcommunity.it (2015)

Three Orrick Lawyers Named Best of the Bar by Sacramento Business Journal ​(2015)

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

Three Orrick Partners Named Among the Most I​nfluential Women in Bay Area Business​ ​(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 Recognized for Advising Alstom in $13.5 Sale of Energy Businesses to GE​ (2016)

Orrick Receives 2015 Deal of the Year Award from China Business Law Journal​ (2015)

Orrick's Germany Teams Recognized in New JUVE Handbook (2015)

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

Culture and Community Impact

Orrick Honored with 2015 Trustlaw Social Impact Award (2015)

Don Daybell Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono by the Legal Services Corporation (2015)

Law360 Names Orrick to Pro Bono All Stars Lis​t (2015)

NAPABA Names Orrick Partner to 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 List​ (2015)

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)​

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

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