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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

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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, London, NJ, NY, Paris 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

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Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 24, 2014

Tort claimants seeking damages against Caribbean Petroleum Corp. do not have priority over the company's unsecured creditors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

On The Move

: The Recorder : September 22, 2014

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

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

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: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

O'Melveny Fends Off Hitachi TV Patent Claims for TPV

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 15, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers scored a speedy appellate victory in a battle between past and present television titans, persuading the Federal Circuit to reject patent infringement claims by Japan's Hitachi Consumer Electronics against fast-growing Chinese TV manufacturer TPV Technology Ltd.

O'Melveny Team Delivers $700 Million Investment in XPO Logistics

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Singapore- and Canada-based investment funds will own 22 percent of common shares in the transportation logistics company.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Apple Claims Trimmed in 'Breaking Bad' Subscriptions

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

A federal judge provided a bit of both good and bad for the parties to a proposed class action alleging Apple Inc. cheated fans of the crime drama “Breaking Bad.”

Judge Rejects Attack on General Mills Contamination Class

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2014

A neighborhood of Minnesota homeowners has staved off an attempt by General Mills Inc. to derail their proposed federal class action against the company for allegedly failing to prevent toxic vapors from seeping from a Superfund site into their residences.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Four firms have added partners and others have added counsel.

Blasting Koh, Defense Asks Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Tech Giants Ask Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Little Diversity Seen in Big Tech's Trial Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

At Google, Apple, Facebook and HP, more than 96 percent of outside counsel in local open matters are white or Asian-American, and less than a third are women.

Two Ex-Goldman Sachs Employees Suffer Courtroom Defeats

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 03, 2014

Armed with lawyers from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and O'Melveny & Myers, Goldman Sachs scored back-to-back victories on Wednesday against former employes who burned their bridges with the investment banking behemoth in spectacular ways.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Scheindlin Dismisses Claims Ford and IBM Aided Apartheid

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

"That these plaintiffs are left without relief in an American court is regrettable," Judge Shira Scheindlin said, but she was "bound to follow" recent interpretations of the Alien Tort Statute by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Second Circuit "no matter what my personal view of the law may be."

The Lid Is Off

Marisa Kendall : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

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Scheindlin Tosses Claims That Ford and IBM Aided Apartheid

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin called it "regrettable" that the plaintiffs are left without relief, but she said she was bound to follow the Supreme Court's and the Second Circuit's interpretation of the Alien Tort Statute, "no matter what my personal view of the law may be."

Supreme Court Contenders

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Challenge to Salary Funding Can Proceed, Judge Says

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : August 28, 2014

A state judge has declined to dismiss a challenge to the Cuomo administration's 2013 regulations that prohibit state funds from underwriting salaries of executives at private healthcare providers who make more than $199,000 a year.

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

How to Succeed at Succession

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

No matter how your firm selects new leadership, you can increase the odds of success with these guidelines, experts say.

Ninth Circuit Slaps FedEx Over Contractor Policy

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

The company improperly classified more than 2,000 California delivery drivers as contractors, the appeals court ruled.

Ninth Circuit Slaps FedEx Over Contractor Policy

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

The company improperly classified more than 2,000 California delivery drivers as contractors, the appeals court ruled.

Yahoo Lawyer Sees Extortion in Sex-Harass Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Judge suggests she may agree in tentatively OK'ing defamation suit against woman accusing senior engineer of forcing her into a sexual relationship.

Yahoo Fights Fire With Fire in Sexual Harassment Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

The company has adopted what some view as a risky strategy: lashing out at its accuser and backing an aggressive countersuit.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Video Game Settlement Proposal Revived

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Part of a proposed class-action deal—thrown off track when the lead plaintiff went to jail—is on again, with video-game developer Sega of America Inc. agreeing to a $1.25 million settlement. But Gearbox Software LLC continues to fight allegations that it unlawfully misrepresented the features of “Aliens: Colonial Marines.”