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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 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 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

2015 Rising Stars: Danielle Gray

: New York Law Journal : June 16, 2015

"I've always been interested in government, in public policy, and the power of the law to affect people's lives."

Federal Circuit Tightens Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

En banc ruling Tuesday in 'Williamson v. Citrix' means more patents will be subject to statutory requirements for means-plus-function claims.

Group Demands More Study Of Proposal for Floating Park

Associated Press : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

A civic group has filed a lawsuit against a proposed park that would jut out over the Hudson River from the shoreline at 13th Street.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

Supreme Court Won't Review North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a North Carolina law that requires physicians to give women seeking abortions specified information about the procedure and an ultrasound of the fetus. Justice Antonin Scalia dissented without comment.

Colt Targets O'Melveny As Debt Forces Bankruptcy Filing

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : June 15, 2015

Long after the Colt .45 tamed the American West, Samuel Colt's namesake company is waving the white flag in a showdown with its creditors.

O'Melveny Sees Another Rainmaker Exit

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 08, 2015

Entertainment litigator Marvin Putnam will join Latham & Watkins.

Reverse Commute

Brian Baxter : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

After nearly three years as general counsel for the National Security Agency, Rajesh "Raj" De is returning to Mayer Brown to lead the firm's global privacy and security practice.

Batter Up

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

You need a scorecard to keep track of baseball's legal lineup; and other Moves.

Sirius XM Must Face Class Action Over Pre-1972 Songs

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : May 30, 2015

Changing lawyers hasn't changed fortunes so far for Sirius XM Radio Inc. in its copyright battle with the founders of the 60s rock group The Turtles.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pharma Looks to Circuit to Call Tune for Biosimilar 'Patent Dance'

: The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Arguments in fight over $1.2 billion cancer drug expected to flesh out procedures around 2010 biologics law.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.

High Court Broadens Bankruptcy Judges' Authority

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 26, 2015

Bankruptcy judges may decide controversies in a bankruptcy proceeding that ordinarily would be handled by federal district judges, if the parties consent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Derivative Suit Against DuPont Over Monsanto Deal Tossed

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015

Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Yahoo Taps Gibson to Go After Reporter's Source on Tell-All Book

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 11, 2015

The company may be taking a risk by lashing out publicly against a former employee, lawyers said.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Chicago Suffers Setback in Painkiller Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 10, 2015

A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.

BAR-ometer: Cooley's Magic Monday

: The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Firm litigators score two privacy wins. Plus, Steve Berman's shot at soccer goes wide.

Suit Alleges Deception in Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : May 08, 2015

The "Fight of the Century" may be over, but the legal bouts are just beginning for boxers Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

Irell Takes Pair of Entertainment Litigators from O'Melveny

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

Robert Schwartz and Victor Jih represent the creators of films and video games.

Danielle Gray

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

FTC Urges Court to Block $8.2B Merger of Food Distributors

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

The last time Richard Parker and Stephen Weissman fought a merger in court, they were allies. On May 5, they will meet again in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — but this time, they're on opposite sides.

Roswell Artist Wins Copyright Case Over Oil Painting

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : April 30, 2015

Roswell artist Zheng Li was visiting an Atlanta gallery in 2012 when he was stunned to find a painting on display that struck him as a virtual copy of one of his own works—a colorful semiabstract depiction of a grand piano.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.

O'Melveny's Numbers Take a Hit

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

After it wrapped up some big litigation cases, the firm's revenues and profit fall.