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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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About Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The company is a distinguished global law firm that specializes in the Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, and Technology & Innovation sectors. Its clients seek the firm's expertise for commercial advice on compliance matters, transactions, and litigation that is forward-thinking. The firm is committed to innovation in all its undertakings, and it brings unique quality, value, and teamwork to the table.

The firm's renowned expertise is in the global technology industry. Its clientele includes over 3,000 venture-backed companies, five of Forbes' "Top 10 Digital Companies," and more than 35 unicorns. The company offers comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of technology companies at every stage of growth, including cybersecurity and compliance, IP protection, high-stakes litigation, and private and public transactions. Vault has ranked the firm as the top firm for Technology & Innovation, and PitchBook ranks it #4 globally. The firm has been the #1 VC firm in Europe for six consecutive years.

The firm's Energy & Infrastructure sector covers the complete energy spectrum, including renewables, conventional energy, and oil and gas. Its clients include the largest global sponsors and developers, banks, funds, new market entrants, and government entities. The firm has a strong presence in the Transport sector, and it has pioneered the global infrastructure markets with experience spanning 50 U.S. states and 95 countries worldwide. The firm is recognized as Band 1 in Renewable Energy and Infrastructure by Chambers Global and is ranked #1 for Clean Tech/Renewable Energy by Vault. Law360 has named the firm the Project Finance Group of the Year seven times.

The Finance teams provide expert services to fourteen of the Global 20 banks, as well as funds, development banks, and other lenders. Its experience dates back to the financing of California's Golden Gate Bridge, and it has a strong presence in the U.S. public finance markets. The teams excel in restructuring, acquisition finance, securitization, and real estate markets, and have earned Chambers rankings globally, across the UK, France, Italy, and the U.S. The firm's litigators have a proven track record in courts worldwide and have dealt with complex disputes for major financial institutions.

The firm's trial teams have an impressive record of victories in courts across 50 states and around the world, against tough opponents and on a wide range of subject matters. In the 24 months preceding the pandemic, the teams conducted 39 trials and 55 appeals. The company has been named a top 5 tech litigation firm by Bloomberg, and The American Lawyer wrote that "high-intensity headline cases didn't faze Orrick's litigators." The Supreme Court & Appellate team is one of the nation's elite practices and has been named to the National Law Journal's Appellate Hot List nine times. The Employment Group has been named Group of the Year by Law360 five times.

The firm's lawyers work seamlessly across 25 markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with a focus on helping clients pursue emerging market opportunities. The company serves Latin America from its Houston office, Southeast Asia from China, and offers regulatory and enforcement advice from Beijing, Brussels, and Washington, D.C.

Innovation inspires the firm, and it has been named the #1 most innovative law firm in North America by the Financial Times. The company is committed to providing innovation and value to its clients.

Office Description:

Our founding office opened in San Francisco in 1863. That makes us the second-oldest Bay Area private company after our client Levi Strauss & Co. We added our Silicon Valley office more than two decades ago and, today, have a team of 300 lawyers based in the Bay Area. In the spirit of California, we're forward-looking and constantly adapting. Our clients reflect the California economy and its global influence. We represent the world's leading public tech companies and more than 1,600 startups, including some of the most exciting disruptors. We act for renewable energy pioneers, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and funds, and the state of California and its municipal entities. Our local practice mirrors our global focus: advising the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance clients in their highest-stakes transactional, litigation and compliance matters.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 28

Total Attorneys: 1273

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Austin, TX 13
Boston, MA 33
Chicago, IL 9
Houston, TX 53
Irvine, CA 30
Los Angeles, CA 67
Menlo Park, CA 66
New York City, NY 216
Portland, OR 13
Sacramento, CA 27
San Francisco, CA 178
Santa Monica, CA 20
Seattle, WA 66
Washington, DC 146
Wheeling, WV 27

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 15
Corporate 211
Education 1
Energy and Oil & Gas 72
Environmental and Land Use 5
ERISA/Executive Compensation 18
Finance - Banking 97
General Practice 4
Government 27
Government and Government Relations 30
Health Care 1
Insurance Coverage 2
IP 118
Labor & Employment 50
Litigation 268
Real Estate 20
Tax 26
Trusts and Estates 1

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