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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

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.

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.

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.