Market Recognition

Orrick is recognized for the strength of our client work in the Tech & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors, and for being a Litigation powerhouse. We are also proud to be singled out for our inclusive culture, our commitment to developing the next generation of talent and our social impact.

Financial Times selected us as the Most Digital Law Firm in North America of 2020. Over the past five years, FT has named Orrick the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America three times and runner-up twice. The American Lawyer gave the firm its first Legal Innovation Award in 2018 and recognized us for “Best Use of Technology” in 2019. Our firm also appears on the:

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For – Fortune, 2021
  • A-List – The American Lawyer, 2020

Tech & Innovation

As a leading advisor to the global technology sector, we are recognized for our work on behalf of the most disruptive companies in the market.

  • #1 for Tech & Innovation – Vault, 2021
  • #1 VC Firm in Europe for the last 21 quarters – PitchBook, 1Q2021
    • #4 Global VC Law Firm
  • Top 10 Firm for Global M&A – PitchBook, 3Q2020
  • Tech Litigation Department of the Year Finalist – The Recorder, 2019
  • Startup Law Firm of the Year Finalist – The Recorder, 2019
  • Cyber & Data Security Firm of the Year – Chambers USA, 2019
    • Band 1 for Privacy & Data Security in the United States

Energy & Infrastructure

Our practices and teams are recognized globally as leaders in the Energy & Infrastructure sector.

  • #1 for Clean Tech/Renewable Energy – Vault, 2021
  • Band 1 for U.S. PPP, Renewables & Alternative Energy, and Power & Renewables: Transactions   – Chambers USA, 2021
  • Project Finance Group of the Year – Law360, 2020
  • #1 renewables projects (by value and volume) – Inframation, Q32019
  • #4 for energy industry private equity work globally (by volume) – PitchBook, 2018
  • Italy Renewable Energy Law Firm of the Year – Legalcommunity, 2019
  • Law Firm of the Year in Greenfield Infrastructure and Africa Infrastructure – Magazine des Affaires, 2018
  • Italy Energy Law Firm of the Year – Legalcommunity, 2018

Finance

For over a century, we’ve acted for leading financial institutions at the forefront of innovation. 

  • #1 Municipal Bond Counsel Firm – Bond Buyer/Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • Top Fintech Law Firm – Lendit, 2020
  • Band 1 for Securitization in the United States, Real Estate in Northern California and Bankruptcy/Restructuring in New York – Chambers USA, 2021
  • Band 1 for– Chambers USA, 2021
  • Top 3 CMBS Issuer’s Counsel and Underwriters Counsel in the U.S. – Commercial Mortgage Alert, 1H2019
  • Top 10 ABS/MBS – Asset-Backed Alert, 1H2019
  • #4 Out-of-Court Creditor’s Counsel – The Deal, 2020

Litigation

Whether we’re arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court or providing pre-litigation counseling, we bring the highest quality to everything we do.

  • Top 5 for Tech Litigation – Bloomberg, 2020
  • Employment Group of the Year – Law360, 2020
  • Appellate Hot List – National Law Journal, 2020
  • Band 1 litigation rankings nationally, in Washington, D.C. and Washington State – Chambers USA, 2021
  • IP Powerhouse – BTI Litigation Outlook, 2019
  • Sports & Betting Group of the Year – Law360, 2019
  • Top 5 Litigation Powerhouse – Law360, 2016
  • Top 10 Litigation Power Rankings and Litigation Department of the Year Finalist – The American Lawyer, 2016
  • Litigation Department of the Year – The Recorder, 2016
  • U.S. Appellate practice, Band 2 – Chambers USA, 2019
  • Top 30 International Arbitration Firm – Global Arbitration Review, 2019

Culture

To attract, train and inspire exceptional lawyers, we set a goal of being the best law firm to work for. How? We foster inclusive and collaborative teams. We provide our lawyers with advanced training and coaching. And we focus on making a social impact.

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For – Fortune, 2021
    • Best Workplaces for Millennials, 2020
    • Best Workplaces for Women, 2019
    • Best Workplaces for Parents, 2020
  • Companies That Care – People, 2019
  • #2 Best Law Firms to Work For – Vault, 2021   
    • #2 for Wellness, Firm Culture and Hours 
    • #3 Summer Program

Diversity

  • Thomas L. Sager Award – MCCA, 2020
  • WILEF Gold Standard Firm – 2020
  • Top 10 for Overall Diversity – Vault Law Firm Diversity Rankings, 2021
  • 15 Years at 100% for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, 2021
  • Best Workplaces for Diversity - Fortune, 2019 
  • Diversity Lab Mansfield Certification Plus – 2020
  • 2019 ChIPs Honor Roll Awards

Women’s Leadership

  • Gold Standard Certification – Women in Law Empowerment Forum, 2020
  • Best Law Firms for Women – Working Mother, 2020
  • Top Law Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendly Policies – Yale Law Women, 2021
  • #4 Diversity for Women – Vault, 2021

Pro Bono

  • #5 for pro bono in the United States and #4 internationally – The American Lawyer, 2020
  • Pro Bono Hotlist – National Law Journal, 2020
  • Top 5 for pro bono in the UK – Legal Week, 2019