Orrick is well-known as a leading advisor to the global Technology & Innovation sector and works on behalf of the most disruptive companies in the market and their investors. For Europe, PitchBook ranks Orrick #1 for Venture Capital since 20 quarters in a row (as of Q4 2020), being the law firm advising on the highest number of venture transactions in Europe. But while we certainly enjoy being one of the world’s most premier tech firms, the lawyers at Orrick are deeply committed to supporting the community. While this includes making our know-how available to the local startup community (like we do in Germany with the Orrick Legal Ninja Series and many other initiatives), the impact of Orrick’s pro bono program is one of the most important ways we measure our professional success. We’ve been recognized in the National Law Journal’s 2020 Pro Bono Hot List and won awards for social responsibility innovation from both Financial Times and Legal Week in 2020. Each of our lawyers, from the first-year trainees to the most senior partner is asked to spend at least 20 hours of work time each year on pro-bono engagements, with many of them well exceeding this target.