The American Lawyer has named Orrick the No. 1 law firm in the United States for pro bono impact in its 2022 Pro Bono Scorecard. This is the fifth consecutive year Orrick has been in the top five on the list. The publication ranked us No. 4 for our work in Europe and Asia – our seventh straight year in the top 10 on that list.
“Pro bono work is core to our firm: it enables us to fulfill our professional responsibility, strengthens our collective sense of purpose and meaning, reflects our core values, enables us to engage fully with our communities, provides the next generation of our firm opportunities to lead and be mentored on important engagements and it is also a forum to collaborate with corporate legal department clients,” said Orrick Chairman and CEO Mitch Zuklie. “We are incredibly grateful to Rene Kathawala and Amy Grunske for leading our efforts and to our entire team for their collective commitment.”
The firm’s 2021 impact was heightened by Orrick’s unique Racial Justice Fellowship program (a four-year commitment launched in 2021) and a first-year fellowship program that was a response to the pandemic.
The work of our teams over the past year has included: