Law360 has named Orrick to its Top Pro Bono list for the second consecutive year. Recognizing only 20 firms, Law360’s Top Pro Bono Firms of 2013, acknowledges firms that demonstrated a commitment to helping those least fortunate and secured major victories in high-profile matters between June 2012 and June 2013.
One such matter highlighted by Law360 was Orrick's "headline-making victory" for client Supap Kirtsaeng in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc., a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether the resale of copyrighted works made outside the U.S. is legal under the first-sale doctrine. Law360 touted the firm's "bold approach to the case, in seeking to argue that copyright law clearly supported Kirtsaeng's position, contrary to a passage in a previous high court ruling.” The decision paid off with the court ruling 6-3 in favor of Kirtsaeng.
Law360 also highlighted the firm's involvement in habeus corpus cases involving prisoners the firm believes have been wrongly convicted, as well as immigration cases, housing law disputes, family law matters and impact finance transactions.
In recognizing Orrick, Law360 noted the firm's robust pro bono program which over the past year partnered with more than 225 legal services organizations to help serve more than 550 pro bono clients.