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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 721
  • Gross Revenues: $733,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,015,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,730,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -9

O'Melveny & Myers is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, O'Melveny & Myers has 721 attorneys and is the 52nd largest firm in the United States.  With $733,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 40th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, O'Melveny & Myers ranked as the 48th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NJ, NY and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 40 -9 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 40 -9 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 52 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 2 2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 12 14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 30 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 27 87 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 30 8 Summer programs

In the News

Recognitions

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2015

John Mendez, a partner at Latham & Watkins, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the newest chairman of the board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, among other announcements and honors.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

California Appeal Looms Over Sirius Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2015

Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Goldilocks Effect: Finding the Law Firm That's Just Right

Alfred W. Zaher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The pros and cons of working at different size firms.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Promotions and new additions at Sidley Austin, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, O'Melveny & Myers, Alston & Bird and Reed Smith.

Tech Giants Settle 'No-Poach' Class Action—Again

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 13, 2015

New deal responds to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's ruling in August that a $324.5 million deal was too low.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Goldilocks Effect: Finding the Law Firm That's Just Right

Alfred W. Zaher : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2015

It is common knowledge that law firms employ the majority of attorneys practicing today. Selecting the right firm is just as important a decision as where you choose to go to law school or in which substantive legal discipline you choose to practice. In my two decades of practice, I have learned all too well that such decisions can make or break the quality of your professional life and the potential opportunities you might encounter. Unfortunately, there is no single track for law firm careers, and understanding what the selection of law firm types can and cannot offer should be synthesized, applied and leveraged to evaluate your own potential goals and objectives.

O'Melveny Faces Sanctions Bid in Sirius XM Copyright Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2015

Lawyers representing two founding members of the rock band The Turtles accused O'Melveny & Myers of raising frivolous arguments and misleading a judge in multifront copyright litigation involving Sirius XM Radio.

A Bad Precedent Trips Up O'Melveny in a Big IP Case

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Brought on to represent Sirius in a copyright fight, the firm makes a rookie mistake.

All for One

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

On pro bono work, firms are working together as never before. In other ways, they're very stratified.

The Last Superman Appeal

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

The superhero cocreator's daughter still fights for the rights. In vain?

A Buyers' Bonanza in Seoul

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.

The Asia 50: Growth Spurt

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Our annual survey names the biggest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, we found more law firms embracing ambitious expansion plans.

Sued by Lyft, Uber Exec Sues Back Over Alleged Snooping

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 30, 2014

Lawyers for Lyft's former COO claim the company scraped up ammunition for a breach of contract suit by reading his personal emails and text messages.

Atlantic County Moved to ATRA's 'Judicial Hellholes' Watchlist

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Shuchman : New Jersey Law Journal : December 30, 2014

Citing "significant change" in the way it handles mass-tort litigation, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has moved Atlantic County, N.J., off its list of "Judicial Hellholes" and onto it's less-threatening "Watch List."

Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

Data privacy and dealmaking will be hot, the lateral market hopping; midlevel associates could see pay climb—and firms might put the squeeze on office space.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 22, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Raising Red Card, Kirkland Partner Quits FIFA Probe

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis partner and former top federal prosecutor Michael Garcia stepped down from his role as head of the investigatory branch of FIFA's ethics committee after the organization declined to consider his protest.

In-House Profile: SurveyMonkey Inc.'s Eleanor Lacey

June Bell : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 11, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

$1B Jury Verdict Follows Extortion Campaign Against Lennar

: Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

A Bilzin Sumberg team won a high-stakes campaign after the Miami homebuilder lost $350 million in share value in a single day.

Bar Board Missing Public Members

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Governor is lagging on appointments of nonlawyer trustees.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 04, 2014

*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?