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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

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Raising Red Card, Kirkland Partner Quits FIFA Probe

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis partner and former top federal prosecutor Michael Garcia stepped down from his role as head of the investigatory branch of FIFA's ethics committee after the organization declined to consider his protest.

In-House Profile: SurveyMonkey Inc.'s Eleanor Lacey

June Bell : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 11, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

$1B Jury Verdict Follows Extortion Campaign Against Lennar

: Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

A Bilzin Sumberg team won a high-stakes campaign after the Miami homebuilder lost $350 million in share value in a single day.

Bar Board Missing Public Members

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Governor is lagging on appointments of nonlawyer trustees.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 04, 2014

*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?

Final Chapter

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

The long-running fight over Superman copyrights is over. Except for one last-ditch appeal.

INADMISSIBLE: Leondra Kruger Picked For Ca. Supremes

: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

During her seven years as a rising star at the U.S. Department of Justice, Leondra Kruger was often mentioned by admirers as a sure bet to be nominated to the Supreme Court someday. That day came Nov. 24. Plus more in this week's column.

The Morning Wrap: A Quieter Night in Ferguson, but Protests Spread

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : November 26, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM and other publications, including: The National Guard keeps the peace in Ferguson but St. Louis County Prosecutor faces criticism; UVA hires O'Melveny to investigate rapes; Uber gets sued.

Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Homebuilder's Legal Team Has a Business Perspective

: Daily Business Review : November 13, 2014

Lennar Corp. encourages its in-house lawyers to think like bottom line-oriented business people.

Manning v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Short Sale Lawsuit Remanded to State Court

Seven Career Paths for Lawyers in the New Norm

Chere Estrin : The Recorder : November 13, 2014

Nontraditional jobs offer ways for lawyers to thrive in a changing environment.

Uber Exec Takes to Twitter to Fight Lyft Accusations

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

In tweets posted this past week, former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden called allegations he stole confidential files "ridiculous."

AG Pick Lynch Wins Praise, Promise of a Fair Hearing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice as the next attorney general, likely will continue the agenda of current A.G. Eric Holder Jr., but without the baggage that soured his relationship with Congress.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2014

Boutique law firm Bleichmar Fonti Tountas & Auld has a new office at 7 Times Square. Also, a joint venture of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and Deka Immobilien GmbH has acquired a two-level luxury retail condominium at 522 Fifth Ave. from Morgan Stanley for about $170 million.

This Week's Deals

: The Recorder : October 30, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

INADMISSIBLE: Ginsburg Error is Latest by Justices

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices, being human, make mistakes. But the court's handling of a recent error made by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unprecedented. Plus more in this week's column.

A Case of Delicate Maneuvering

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Lawyer won a media-frenzied trial without tarnishing a pop icon's image.

3 Questions Employers Have About Ebola

Sloane Ackerman : Corporate Counsel : October 23, 2014

Employers in the United States are becoming more concerned as they face potential legal issues stemming from the Ebola virus. But there's no need to panic.

What to Do When the Chinese Government Comes Knocking

Steve Olson and Bingna Guo : Corporate Counsel : October 21, 2014

The Chinese government is trying to combat the culture of patronage and payoffs, and any company doing business in China needs to be prepared for the worst.