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Orrick Named to Financial Times Most Innovative US Law Firms List For Second Consecutive Year


Orrick has again been named to Financial Times’ FT Law 25, according to the just-released U.S. Innovative Lawyers 2012 report. As the report describes, the FT Law 25 recognizes the most innovative law firms that “are bringing fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America.”
“We’re honored to once again be recognized by Financial Times for our client achievements and forward thinking business strategies,” said Orrick Chairman Ralph Baxter. “Innovation has been an important driver behind Orrick’s success and progress over the years. Clients increasingly look to their law firms to develop novel solutions to business and legal issues and to partner with them in changing the way legal services are delivered.”
In addition to its overall recognition, Orrick was also one of only two firms to be recognized for two intellectual property wins, one involving an ITC win for Nintendo’s Wii technology and the other for its work on behalf of Apple in the “smartphone patent wars,” with each receiving a “highly commended” distinction. Orrick also received the highest ranking (“standout”) in the Business of Law category, in recognition of its project management, document review and Global Corporate Solutions services.
To view the complete FT U.S. Innovative Lawyers 2012 report, click here.

About Orrick

Orrick is a global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. Founded in San Francisco and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013, Orrick is recognized by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and consistent global quality across 25 offices. Orrick lawyers are known for delivering commercially oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have an extraordinary record of wins in high-stakes disputes. Chambers Global cites Orrick for leadership across 39 practice areas and recognizes 86 Orrick lawyers worldwide as leading practitioners.  Selected by Financial Times as one of the most innovative U.S. law firms for the second consecutive year, Orrick is commended for innovation in both client advice and the business of law.  Collaboration – one of the firm’s core values – defines the firm's relationships with its clients, among its lawyers and staff, and with its communities.


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