Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.
Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. Our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices.
Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, we act for many of the world’s top public companies as well as more than 1,200 start-ups. We also are recognized for working on the most innovative deals in the renewable energy and PPP markets. Our municipal bond practice consistently ranks No. 1 in the United States, and we offer top-tier structured and leveraged finance practices. Financial Times commended our intellectual property teams for securing two of the most innovative patent litigation wins of 2012. Our litigation teams represent a third of the Fortune 100 in resolving high-stakes matters involving a broad range of disciplines before trial and appellate courts and forums worldwide. In 2012, The American Lawyer named Orrick to its list of leading litigation departments for the second consecutive time and selected an Orrick partner as Litigator of the Year. All together, Orrick is recognized by Chambers Global for strengths across 43 transactional, litigation and regulatory practice areas in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Orrick also is known for innovation in the delivery of sophisticated legal services. We have revolutionized the law firm talent model to ensure we assign the right talent to the right task. Our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, is the longest standing and most successful legal and administrative insourcing center in our profession. We have pioneered the use of innovative pricing models. Selected by Financial Times among the most innovative U.S. law firms in 2011 and again in 2012, Orrick was cited for leadership in both legal advice and client service.
Collaboration—one of the firm’s core values—defines our relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. This is evident in the way our lawyers partner with our clients’ in-house teams, our approach to lawyer development, our efforts to enhance the diversity of our profession, and our commitment to pro bono and community responsibility.