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 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:


BTI Recognizes Orrick for Client Service (2015)

Orrick Again Named to American Lawyer's A-List (2014)

FT Names Orrick to Innovative US Firm List (2014)

Financial Times Names Orrick to its List of the Most Innovative International Firms in the Asia-Pacific Region (2014)


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)

Four Orrick Partners Honored on Daily Journal's Top IP Litigators List (2014)

Annette Hurst Recognized as a Top Woman in IP and Business Law (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)

Orrick Wins Big at Managing IP Awards, Taking Home Several Top Honors in U.S. Copyright Law and China IP (2014)

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


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)

Orrick Once Again Recognized as Nation's Top Bond Counsel​ (2014)

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)


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)

Law360 Recognizes Orrick Employment Litigator Michael Weil as a Rising Star (2014)

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


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

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 Ranks Ninth Nationwide for Pro Bono (2014)

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)

American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards Pro Bono Award (2014)

Pro Bono Team Receives CLAY Award (2014)

Orrick Named One of the "50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers (2014)

Orrick Named to Yale Law Women's List of Top Ten Family Friendly Firms for the Third Year (2014)

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

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