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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. In terms of size, the firm was ranked thirtieth on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size with 884 attorneys. In terms of revenue, O'Melveny & Myers was ranked 29th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 with $782,500,000 gross revenue in 2010. The firm ranked at #33 in the 2011 Global 100 survey in terms of revenue. The firm's practice areas include trade and international law; capital markets and corporate finance; entertainment and media law; labor and employment law; litigation; tax; securities; mergers and acquisitions; restructuring and insolvency; intellectual property and technology; and white-collar defense. In addition to its U.S. offices, O'Melveny & Myers has offices in both Europe and Asia, including London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Pamela Harris Confirmed to Fourth Circuit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

The Senate on Monday confirmed Pamela Harris to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a vote that reignited debate over the judicial confirmation process.

Revenue for Top-Earning Law Firms Inches Up

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Washington's legal market grew again in 2013, at least when counting revenues generated by the city's 25 top-earning law firms. The results show yet another year of gradual increases.

Senate Moves on Pamela Harris For Fourth Circuit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

The Senate is moving forward on Pamela Harris' nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit, where a three-judge panel this week sided with the Obama administration in a dispute over health care subsidies.

The Careerist: Big Law Partner to Wed Star of Wonder Years

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 21, 2014

The latest in gossipy, curious and totally irrelevant news about people in law.

Apple's E-book Settlement Hinges on Appeals Court Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

The plaintiffs lawyers and 33 state attorneys general who have accused Apple Inc. of e-book price-fixing have finally revealed the details of their proposed settlement with the tech giant.

E-Book Combatants Hedge Their Bets in $450M Apple Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

The settlement calls for Apple to pay between $450 million and nothing at all, depending on what an appeals court does with a July 2013 liability verdict from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan.

Yahoo Exec Sues Sexual Harassment Accuser for Defamation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Maria Zhang has tapped O'Melveny & Myers for a countersuit that calls claims of sexual coercion "outrageously false."

Dewey Defendants Slam Partners' 'Voracious Greed'

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, arguing to dismiss the "scapegoat" criminal charges against them, said the firm collapsed partly because of the "insatiable greed" of some of the firm's partners and pointed to the firm's executive committee for authorizing a deal that's at the heart of their indictments.

Inaugural Verdicts Hall Of Fame Winners Announced

: Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Thirty-three law firms will be honored at the inaugural Daily Business Review Verdicts Hall of Fame recognition awards.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Big Law Finds its Inner Rock Star in Battle of the Bands

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Morrison & Foerster emerged the winner in Tuesday's Battle of the Bands event in Los Angeles to raise money for domestic violence victims. Band Morrison edged out Proskauer Rose's Legally Blonde and Norton Rose Fulbright's Hostile Witness.

INADMISSIBLE: BNP Assailed Over Unlawful Transactions

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The French bank BNP Paribas S.A. has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly $9 billion over transactions with countries subject to U.S. sanctions such as Cuba, Iran and Sudan, DOJ lawyers said. Plus more in this week's column.

A-List Law Firms Have Feet of Clay

Vivia Chen : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The American Lawyer just published its annual "A-List" issue, but once you look behind the scores, you get a sense that the winners aren't quite as stellar as they first appear.

Bankruptcy Basics Under Brazilian Law

John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

In their Bankruptcy Practice column, John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski write: In light of statistics pointing to an increase in the Brazilian corporate default rate over the next 12 to 18 months, and several pending high-profile Brazilian bankruptcy proceedings commenced in 2013 and 2014, we thought it would be helpful to provide an overview of the Brazilian bankruptcy system and highlight the key differences between the Brazilian system and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

INADMISSIBLE: Texas Fights Million-Dollar Fee Award In Voting Act Case

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A federal judge in Washington reached a "remarkable result" when she ordered Texas to pay $1 million in legal fees to groups that challenged the state's electoral redistricting plans — a result that Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell called "unprecedented" and wrong. Plus more in this week's column.

The A-List: A New Number One

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Paul Hastings reaches the A-List's top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.

The Careerist: A-Listers, Read This

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

You may be the toast of your profession, but the numbers show you can—and must—do better.

Fourth Circuit Nominee Pamela Harris Defends Statements on the Law

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

Federal circuit judge nominee Pamela Harris spent much of her confirmation hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill explaining away past public statements, including legal analysis and political comments that raised opposition from Republican senators.

Judge Takes Swipes at No-Poach Settlement Pact

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 19, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh pressed plaintiffs lawyers to explain why they'd settle a $3 billion case against Apple, Google and others for just $324 million.

Koh Takes Swipes at No-Poach Settlement Pact

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 19, 2014

Judge presses plaintiffs lawyers to explain why they'd settle a $3 billion case against Apple, Google and others for just $324 million.

Hulu Beats Back Video Privacy Class Action

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler denied plaintiffs' motion for class certification, stating it would be too difficult to determine who should recover damages.

Hulu Beats Back Video Privacy Class Action

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

Plaintiffs lost their bid for class certification, with a San Francisco magistrate judge finding it would be too difficult to determine who should recover damages.

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

Kirkland, O'Melveny on Chinese Chipmaker Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

State-owned Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. is offering to acquire Montage Technology Group, a maker of semiconductors used in cloud computing, for $693 million.

Studios Seek DQ of Greenberg Glusker in Tolkien Dispute

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014

Warner Bros. and The Saul Zaentz Company claim that Greenberg Glusker accessed confidential attorney-client information by soliciting two former in-house lawyers who negotiated the original 1969 film rights agreements to the "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit."

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 09, 2014

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

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

New Hires in N.Y., Silicon Valley and London

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 04, 2014

O'Melveny, Wilson Legal and Advanced Discovery welcome new employees.

O'Melveny Snags IP Transactions Partner From Greenberg

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Heather Meeker specializes in open source software licensing and writes a blog on the topic.

The Diversity Crisis: Pioneering Partners Say Hurdles Remain

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

What black trailblazers of Big Law say about its future.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

O'Melveny & Myers

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Terrell McSweeny: New Commissioner on the FTC Block

Carl W. Hittinger and Steven Levitsky : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

On April 28, Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Federal Trade Commission commissioner following a 95-1 Senate vote on her confirmation. After 14 months of being one commissioner short (since Chairman Jon Leibowitz left in February 2013), the FTC is now back to full strength on its bench. There is much speculation and interest as to who is McSweeny and what does her appointment mean to the FTC and the business community?

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 02, 2014

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

Chinese Companies Return to U.S. Exchanges in Big Way

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Three years ago, U.S.-listed Chinese companies seemed to be an endangered species as many of them became the targets of regulatory investigations and shareholder litigation. But last month Chinese online retailer JD.com had the largest U.S. IPO ever for a Chinese company, with a much, much bigger one for Alibaba Group on the way. Is resurgence here to stay?

Law Firm Ties That Bind

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

In 2012, four federal appeals ­judges enjoyed free legal services from law firms — including Judge Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit, for the sixth year in a row — and another 14 had financial agreements with firms they worked for before taking the bench.

Conspicuous Consumption:

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

EGullet founder Steven Shaw wasn't the only lawyer who ate his way into a new career.

Drugmakers Argue Federal Law Preempts Incretin Suits

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Federal law preempts the claims plaintiffs are making that incretin-based drugs caused their pancreatic cancer, a group of drugmakers argued in their latest court filing on the issue. The defendants say there is no clear evidence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have changed the warnings given on the risks of those drugs.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

Convicted Recruiter Ordered to Pay (Most of) Victim's Legal Bill

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

Judge Edward Chen said David Nosal should have to cover Korn/Ferry's lawyers, but lopped off some of O'Melveny's fee entries.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 19, 2014

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

INADMISSIBLE: Animal Rights Groups, Circus Settle

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

The final act of a nearly 14-year legal fight between animal rights groups and the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: a settlement. Plus more in this week's column.

Sidley Hires Life Sciences Partner in Palo Alto

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Sam Zucker joins from O'Melveny & Myers.

Named Plaintiff Turns Objector in 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Lieff Cabraser's Kelly Dermody, co-lead class counsel, defended the $324 million deal reached last month with Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel as "one of the largest employment settlements ever."

Lawyers Feeling Chill in Indonesia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Two years ago, Indonesia was one of the hottest markets in Asia for international law firms. But a drop in demand from China has hit Indonesia's resources sector hard, and the once investment-friendly political environment has shifted in a more nationalist direction. Firms say many foreign investors are holding off for now, waiting to see if things change after a presidential election in July.

Named Plaintiff Turns Objector in 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Lieff Cabraser's Kelly Dermody, colead class counsel, defends the settlement reached last month with Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel as "one of the largest employment settlements ever."

No-Poach Pacts Now Basis for Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Cotchett's Nancy Fineman and other plaintiff lawyers say actions taken by executives at Google and other Valley companies hurt their shareholders.

No-Poach Pacts Now Basis for Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Cotchett's Nancy Fineman and other plaintiffs lawyers say actions taken by executives at Google and other Silicon Valley companies hurt their shareholders.

Dechert Hires IP Litigator From McDermott's Valley Office

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

S. Michael Song, who in an earlier career designed and built microchips, says he expects to expand Dechert's IP practice.

Pamela Harris Nominated to Fourth Circuit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 08, 2014

Former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Pamela Harris was nominated Thursday for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the White House announced.

Credit Bidding Rights Again Limited 'for Cause'

John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

In their Bankruptcy Practice column, John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski review recent decisions that demonstrate the risks inherent in distressed investors employing a strategy to acquire secured debt as a basis to obtain ownership or control of a debtor's assets and what conduct may result in an impairment of credit bidding rights in a chapter 11 case.

Cadwalader Appeals $17M Malpractice Award Over Proxy Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

The firm was socked with a $17.2 million damages bill this week, after a judge refused to toss legal malpractice claims brought by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. But Cadwalader's lawyers at Cravath immediately lodged an appeal, signaling that the 3-year-old case may be far from over.

Who's Afraid of China's Trustbusters?

Anna Zhang : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A lot of multinationals operating there, for one thing. Are they being singled out?

Hulu Can't Shake Video Privacy Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

The video streaming company may be liable for transmitting personal user information to Facebook, U.S Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ruled.

How a Much-Loved Foodie's Passion Caught Fire at Cravath

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Like other lawyers who made a mark in the dining industry, the late Steven Shaw got a taste of his foodie future while dining out at clients' expense.

Hulu Can't Shake Video Privacy Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

The video streaming company may be liable for transmitting personal user information to Facebook, a magistrate judge ruled.

O'Melveny: After a Record Year, a Fall

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

With fewer success fees, the firm sees sharp declines in key metrics.

Who's Afraid of China's Trustbusters?

Anna Zhang : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

A lot of multinationals operating there, for one thing. But are they being singled out?

Senate Narrowly Confirms Friedland to Ninth Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Munger Tolles & Olson partner Michelle Friedland secured 51 Senate votes Monday to become the 100th judge appointed to the court.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

Tech Companies Ink Deal to Exit 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A month before trial, Google, Apple, Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. have reached a settlement with workers who accused the tech giants of conspiring to drive down wages by not hiring each other's employees.

Tech Companies Agree to Settle Silicon Valley 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

Lawyers informed U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the agreement in a letter Thursday that did not disclose terms of the deal.

Fed Up With Apple, Judge Paves Way for July E-Books Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Judging from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote's latest decision, tempers haven't cooled since she ruled last summer that Apple is liable for violations of antitrust laws.

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Federal judges in Washington gathered Wednesday to honor 30 law firms where at least 40 percent of all lawyers performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service last year.

Pressure Builds to Open Attorney Ethics Investigations

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice faces new pressure to make lawyer-misconduct investigations more transparent and less subject to potential conflicts of interest.

Scheindlin Preserves Apartheid-Era Suit Against Companies

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

After a federal appellate court all but instructed her to dismiss the case, Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has kept alive a lawsuit accusing Ford, IBM and other companies of abusing human rights by doing business with South Africa's apartheid regime.

Lawyers Clash Over Steve Jobs in Valley 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Accounts that Apple's late cofounder, chairman and CEO was volatile are hardly revelations, but they have become a battleground in the class action over Silicon Valley's no-cold-call pacts.

New Clinton Documents: How to Celebrate Confirmation of Justice Ginsburg?

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

The latest release from the Clinton White House includes a behind-the-scenes look at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's confirmation, O'Melveny & Myers partner Walter Dellinger's testimony on Capitol Hill and the potential judicial nomination of Richard Blumenthal for a federal appeals court slot.

Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

* White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering

Scheindlin Defies Second Circuit in Alien Tort Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that South African apartheid victims can seek compensation from three Fortune 100 companies under the Alien Tort Statute, directly contradicting a Second Circuit ruling in another ATS case. 

New Dean Keeps Eye on What's 'Important'

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

The new dean at Pace Law School in White Plains, David Yassky says he plans to help students meet the challenges of a profession that is changing faster than ever, and those who have met him and worked with him say he won't hesitate to push the limits to do so.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Poly Prep Counsel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit by former students of a elite Brooklyn prep school against the school's outside counsel at O'Melveny & Myers for allegedly trying to "deceive" a federal court in a now-settled action challenging the school for an alleged covering up sexual abuse by a coach.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg has added John DiMatteo as a partner to lead the firm's intellectual property practice, among other news of moves and promotions.

Gibson Dunn, Fenwick Advise HP on $108 Million FCPA Settlement

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

The company is putting to rest federal investigations into improper payments in Russia, Poland and Mexico.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Companies Losing Ammunition in High-Tech 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will allow testimony alleging the antirecruitment conspiracy cost class members more than $3 billion in lost wages.

Companies Losing Ammunition in High Tech 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will allow testimony that the alleged anti-recruitment conspiracy cost class members more than $3 billion in lost wages.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

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

White House Lawyer Joins O'Melveny & Myers

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

A former White House official praised by President Barack Obama for her "brilliant legal mind" and "mastery of complex policy" has joined O'Melveny & Myers as a litigation partner.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Tech Companies Attack Plaintiff Expert in 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

At a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she was underwhelmed by experts on both sides of the case, which is set for trial in May.

Tech Companies Attack Plaintiff Expert in 'No Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

At a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she was underwhelmed by experts on both sides of the case, which is set for trial in May.

Justice Dept. Names Acting Head for Office of Legal Counsel

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Karl Thompson, counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., was named on Monday as the new acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

To Cut Costs, Gordon & Rees Sends Some Functions Across the Bay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A Q&A with Executive Director Mark Stephens on the firm's decision to relocate 130 employees to Oakland.

ACA Foes Claim Religious Rights

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Nobody questions the deeply held religious beliefs of the corporate owners who will challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court this week the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employee health insurance plans cover contraceptives. But that's where all agreement ends.

Another Court Tosses Jury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

For the second time this year, appellate lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers wiped out a huge jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals over their marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Fifth Circuit Addresses Enforceability of Prepayment Premiums

John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

In their Bankruptcy Practice column, John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski of O'Melveny & Myers write that in January, the Fifth Circuit joined other jurisdictions in reflecting a hesitancy on the part of bankruptcy courts to enforce prepayment premiums absent explicit language in prepetition debt instruments mandating payment of such premiums following commencement of a bankruptcy case or acceleration occasioned by another event of default.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Harvey Kauget joins Burr & Forman's intellectual property practice as partner in the Tampa office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader Revenues Tick Up While PPP Drops

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Attributing the dip to delayed payments and to market volatility, Cadwalader posted a slight decline in profitability last year. But revenues were up for a third straight year.

Ready for Prime Time

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The MPAA hires a veteran GC who knows his way around a courtroom; and other Moves.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Bird & Bird Enters Korea Alliance

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The U.K. firm has signed a nonexclusive agreement with 95-lawyer Hwang Mok Park.

Law Firms Back Narrow Right of Court Access in Delaware Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Two dozen major law firms came together on Monday to send an unlikely message to the U.S. Supreme Court: It's time to clamp down on open access to government.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Hotels, Travel Sites Beat Price-Fixing Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that hotel chains and online travel companies conspired to fix the price of rooms booked online, handing a big win to a brigade of defense firms.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

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

GENERAL MILLS INC.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

General Mills Inc.'s legal department is a finely tuned operation, processing everything from food law to employment work and regularly appraising the outside firms it relies on to handle its thorniest issues.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Judge: Nosal Must Pay Korn/Ferry's Legal Bill

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Prosecutors may not get every penny. But at a hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said corporations are entitled to recover attorney fees as restitution.

Bingham's White-Collar Co-Chairman Leaves for Sheppard

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.