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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

The Lawyers Behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

When prizefighters Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a deal for their May 2 match in Las Vegas, it was O'Melveny in Pacquiao's corner and Kinsella Weitzman in Mayweather's.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015


: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Vector Group Ltd.'s Marc Bell

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

General counsel Marc Bell oversees corporate affairs and risk management at the holding-company level, and manages litigation for each of Vector's subsidiaries.

O'Melveny on $375M Chinese Investment into Lions Gate

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 19, 2015

The studio behind blockbuster hits such as "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" will receive funding for a quarter of its expected movies over the next three years from popular Chinese television producer Hunan TV.

Federal Circuit Hands Apple Partial Win in Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 17, 2015

The panel led by Judge Raymond Chen struck down two of its opponent's smartphone patents but revived a third.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

Cybercrime Prosecutor Heads Back to O'Melveny

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 03, 2015

Ronald Cheng is rejoining O'Melveny & Myers after 20 years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

Koh Waves Through $415 Million 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 02, 2015

Though she'll accept the new settlement, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh seemed skeptical of the fee request from objector's counsel.

Cohen Milstein Beats Claims It Usurped 'Police Power' in Painkillers Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Facing accusations by the city of Chicago that they hid the truth about addictive painkillers, a quintet of drug companies took aim at the city's decision to hire a private law firm, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, to prosecute the case.

Hulu Lawyers Land Punch in Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler seems ready to side with Hulu and end a long-running video privacy suit.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Bank of America Inks $300M Deal to End Fontainebleau Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

After more than five years of litigation stemming from the collapse of the massive Fontainebleau casino project on the Las Vegas strip, Bank of America Corp. and a group of term lenders decided to pick up their chips and walk away.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Milbank Sees Spike in Revenue, Profits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

For the second straight year, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy produced significant growth in revenue and profits. Gross revenue in 2014 was up 7.8 percent, to $761 million, while revenue per lawyer rose 3.8 percent, to $1.24 million. Profits per partner increased 7 percent, to $2.745 million, on net income of $395 million, an increase of 12.4 percent.

Court May Broaden Employee Protection in Retirement Plans

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 24, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to the need for long-term monitoring of 401(k) plans, and for letting participants sue when they suspect providers are making poor investment decisions.

Pandora's Anti-SLAPP Gambit Fails in Pre-1972 Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 24, 2015

A judge in Los Angeles rejected arguments by Pandora's lawyers at Latham & Watkins, who hoped to put an end to class action copyright claims brought by founders of the band The Turtles.

Hulu Lawyers Go for Knockout in Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

The company's defense team of Covington & Burling and O'Melveny & Myers is making another run at ending a case that's proven difficult to defeat.

No Sanctions, but No Relief for Sirius XM in Copyright Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

A California federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling Hail Mary motions by both sides in a key battle over copyrights to pre-1972 recordings.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Amazon Digs In Against ECommerce NPE

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

In a case so technical the judge wants back-up, Amazon's lawyers argue several patents for an ecommerce "traffic control system" describe an outcome but no underlying mechanism.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

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

Litigators of the Week: Michael Dowd and Jason Forge of Robbins Geller

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2015

Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal.


: 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.

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.