Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669
Phone: 1 415-773-5700
Fax: 1 415-773-5759
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About the Firm

Based in West Virginia, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe is a law firm reaching countless international clients with offices spread all over the globe. The firm initially started working in 1863, making Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe the oldest law firm of San Francisco which is continuously operating since then. With 23 offices all over the world, it is nourishing more than 1100 lawyers with about 400 attorneys in two of the most prominent offices of the firm within the United States.

Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe has legal expertise in all fields of work; however, they are known the most for their representation in areas like commercial litigation, tax, white collar crime, compensation and benefits, transactional practices, real estate, public finance and many others. Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe has most recently gained recognition by the Human Right’s Campaign of Corporate Equality as the best US firm to treat bisexual, homosexual, and transgender employees with equality. The firm was ranked at the 9th position in the list of “Top 25 law firms to work for” (2007) and at 37th number at the “Top 100 Law Firms” of the United States by Vault in 2009. It also reached up till the A List of the prestigious The American Lawyer.
Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe merged with a number of other law firms during 1863 to 2005, when it ventured into entering the international arena. It opened up offices in Shanghai, Moscow, and Beijing initially and thereon marked off to conquer the other parts of the world. During the process of going international and making it big, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe used resources from Coudert Brothers and later on merged with Hölters & Elsing. The firm has aced quite a few internationally acknowledged financial intermediaries as their clients. These include Clayon Bank, Union Carbide, Monsanto Company, and Dow ArgoSciences.


Firm Locations

Areas of Law

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy
  • Global Infrastructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Outsourcing and Technology Transactions
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Mass Torts and Product Liability Litigation
  • Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement
  • Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Does Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP take pro bono cases?

A:Yes, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has an extensive pro bono practice that aims to help clients regardless of their financial standing. The firm handles pro bono cases in a number of areas of law ranging from affordable housing and asylum and immigration to disability and international human rights violations. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has also joined hands with various legal service organizations in order to help clients from all backgrounds.

Q:What are the core values at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe?

A:Since its establishment in 1863, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe has provided legal expertise to clients in accordance with their founding core values. The core values at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe are excellence and integrity, cooperation and individual respect, enthusiasm and pursuit of excellence. The firm has actively incorporated these values with all of their clients and cases. These values are not applicable to business specifically, it also serves as an internal code of ethics and conduct at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe.

Office Location

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco,CA,94105-2669
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