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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 663
  • Gross Revenues: $665,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,005,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,595,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -7

O'Melveny & Myers is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, O'Melveny & Myers has 663 attorneys and is the 60th largest firm in the United States.  With $665,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 47th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, O'Melveny & Myers ranked as the 55th 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 47 -7 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 47 -7 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

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 21, 2015

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

What's In a Word? Maybe Clout, In Veteran Advocates' Briefs

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

On at least one measure of influence, veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their firms appear to have the advantage over newcomers to the court: the language in their briefs appears more often in high court opinions.

Who Reps America's Biggest Companies: You Want Me To Pay For What?

Anthony Paonita : Corporate Counsel : September 21, 2015

In what has become a tradition at Corporate Counsel, we take our annual survey as an opportunity to look at facets of the complicated in-house/outside counsel relationship.

Sidley Finds Success with Valley Strategy

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 18, 2015

Out-of-town firms tend to stall out in the hyper-competitve market, but Sidley's grown from three to more than 40 lawyers since opening its doors in 2009.

Texas' 'Stealth' Request for Clawback of Immigrants' Permits

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 18, 2015

Q&A: Vladimir Yelizarov, a Refugee Who Wanted to Give Back

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2015

Vladimir Yelizarov, an associate at O'Melveny & Myers, has founded with friends who also graduated from New York City public schools a nonprofit that encourages underprivileged high school students to pursue college degrees.

O'Melveny Hires Corporate Partner in SF

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 16, 2015

Scott Elliott comes from Ropes & Gray.

The 2015 Summer Associates Survey

: The American Lawyer : September 14, 2015

Overall, summer associates were a contented group in The American Lawyer's latest survey. The happiest among them said they felt welcomed, engaged and well-guided on serious assignments from partners and senior associates.

Summer Associates Survey: 2015 National Rankings

: The American Lawyer : September 14, 2015

The American Lawyer's latest annual national ranking of summer associate satisfaction.

Summer Associates Say Choate Hall, Kaye Scholer Are Tops

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 14, 2015

And Orange County, California, ranks as the best place to work, according to The American Lawyer's 2015 Summer Associate satisfaction survey.

Midlevel Associates: A Sunny Outlook in the West

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : September 03, 2015

West Coast midlevels tended to be happier than their East Coast counterparts.

Ropes & Gray Adds Private Equity Partner in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 01, 2015

Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Daniel Yeh advises on China-related deals.

Still Under Fire

Zoe Tillman : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

An appeals court revives a constitutional challenge to an agency's existence.

September Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

O'Melveny Hires Weil China Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 31, 2015

Corporate lawyer Anthony Wang relocates from Shanghai to join the firm's office in Newport Beach.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 31, 2015

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

Movers: A National Roundup of Laterals and New Arrivals

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

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

O'Melveny Adds China-Focused M&A Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Tony Wang, who had been with Weil's Shanghai office, joins OMM's Newport Beach branch.

Lawyer's Right-to-Die Fight Draws Appellate Heavy Hitters

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Jerome Falk and Horvitz & Levy's Jon Eisenberg have joined the legal team for Christy Donorovich-O'Donnell, whose case sputtered in the lower court.

Advice to Firm Leaders: Mind Your Tech

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Your associates, clients and even legal pioneers are telling you: Employing the best technologies needs to be top of mind.

School Funding Case Before Justices May Have Wide Impact

Maura McInerney : The Legal Intelligencer : August 24, 2015

Education is the greatest civil rights issue of our time. The promise of a public education system is that it opens doors to all students and provides them with the opportunity for success in life regardless of the circumstances of their birth. It is an essential feature of our democracy and the lodestar that guides and guards our right to the "pursuit of happiness" guaranteed as "inherent" in both our federal and state constitutions. But Pennsylvania's public school system is in crisis, leaving many of our poorest students without the means to pursue that happiness.

China's Uneasy Embrace of U.S. Justice for Corrupt Fugitives

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 24, 2015

The trial of alleged embezzler Zhao Shilan will be the first U.S. prosecution of a Chinese economic fugitive since China began to hunt for corrupt officials living overseas last year. But difficulties in cooperation between the two countries means a conviction is far from guaranteed.

Midlevel Associates, In Demand and Loving It

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Most respondents said they were billing more and commanding higher rates.

Dewey General Counsel Says She Wasn't Aware of Accounting Adjustments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel, Janis Meyer, testified Thursday that the executive committee didn't approve reclassifications of payments made to of counsel as equity partner compensation. She also said she didn't know about the accounting adjustments.


: New Jersey Law Journal : August 21, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

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

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Hogan Scoops Up Former Prosecutor in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Stephanie Yonekura served as acting U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.


: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

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