Financial Times has named Orrick North America’s Most Innovative Law Firm in its 2017 report. The firm is recognized for eight different innovations, including novel advice for clients in the Tech, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors, and legal service solutions that enhance value. In addition, FT selected John Bautista as one of the 10 Most Innovative Individuals of the Year, calling him “one of the most influential lawyers in the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley.”
Orrick’s litigation case management system, CaseStream, was named the most innovative new product and service, and Orrick Analytics, a service that draws on Artificial Intelligence and other technologies, is #3 in this category.
“We are excited to be among the leading law firms, corporate legal departments and other companies helping the legal industry catch up on innovation,” said Mitch Zuklie, Orrick’s Chairman and CEO. “Our clients are focused on innovating and adding value, and we share that commitment for many reasons. We believe the opportunities are enormous.”
FT cited Orrick’s creativity across all three categories the judges consider: Legal Expertise, Social Responsibility and Business of Law, including:
This is the first time FT has selected the same firm two years in a row as the Most Innovative North American Law Firm, and Orrick has been featured in the report every year since the inaugural report in 2010.