Orrick Named Top Law Firm for Fintech for the Second Consecutive Year


LendIt Fintech Industry Awards 2020 WinnerFor the second year in a row, Orrick has been named LendIt Fintech’s Top Law Firm during the 4th annual Fintech Industry Awards that honor the world’s leading Fintech influencers and innovators across 15 categories. The Top Law Firm category recognizes the law firm that has demonstrated deep expertise, commitment to clients and the fostering of a deeper understanding in fintech. Awards are based on law firm submissions that are reviewed by a panel of 30 industry judges from the banking and lending sector.

“We are both delighted and honored to receive this award. This is a transformational time in fintech, as these innovators are pushing into the mainstream and becoming powerful alternatives in consumer and small business finance by providing banking products and services, and by providing the technology to support a myriad of financial activities,” said Howard Altarescu, co-leader of Orrick’s global Fintech team. “This recognition is also a clear affirmation of the unique breadth and depth of Orrick’s platform that is dedicated to the Fintech sector across transactional, litigation and regulatory practices,” elaborated Barrie VanBrackle, also a co-leader of Orrick Fintech.

More than 18 offices contribute to serving Orrick’s fintech clients from 19 different practices. From corporate, securities, M&A, finance and securitization transactions to IP, litigation, employment, payments, regulatory and compliance counseling, Orrick covers the full life cycle of a fintech, from startup to exit, going public and beyond. The firm also works with venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks and other financial institutions on the financings that enable fintech companies and their activities.