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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 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 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

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.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Latham Becomes the New No. 1

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The firm is the fourth in 30 years to occupy the top spot on our gross revenue rankings.

Taming the Butterflies Before a Supreme Court Argument

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Like the institution that will hear the same-sex marriage arguments on April 28, high court advocates—and appellate lawyers in general—often have their own traditions, routines and even lucky charms to add just a fillip of confidence to the task ahead.

Some California Firms Made Big Moves Up and Down the Am Law 100 List

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Tech-focused Cooley pushed up the list, and past O'Melveny.

Litigation Department of the Year, White Collar: Scheper Kim & Harris

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

"If you come in second at trial, you've failed spectacularly," says name partner David Scheper, a former federal prosecutor.

Litigation Department of the Year, Entertainment: O'Melveny & Myers

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The firm fended off high-dollar claims against a star-studded client list.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 22, 2015

Announcements from Reed Smith, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, Nixon Peabody, Winston & Strawn, Sidley Austin and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

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

California Appellate Law Group's Anna-Rose Mathieson

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 20, 2015

After almost a decade in Big Law, Mathieson is embracing the boutique approach.

In Google-Apple Rivalry, a Conflict Not Easily Waived

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Both companies spread out their work and demand loyalty, which can wall out would-be laterals.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 16, 2015

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, O'Melveny & Myers, Schiff Hardin and Pavia & Harcourt have each added a new partner.

Second Circuit Takes Up Sirius XM Copyright Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 15, 2015

A federal appeals court moved a step closer on Wednesday toward resolving a critical issue in the never-ending music copyright wars, agreeing to consider whether the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have performance rights to their songs.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: DLA Lawyer Slain After Craigslist Meetup

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Jamyra Gallmon went to a downtown Washington hotel on Feb. 9 to rob a man she'd met on Craigslist, the Metropolitan Police Department said in charging documents released last week. David Messerschmitt, a 30-year-old associate at DLA Piper, was in Room 400 at the Donovan Hotel that night.

Firms Make It Hard for Partners to Say Goodbye

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 02, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Hulu Snuffs Out Video Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 01, 2015

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said plaintiffs couldn't show Hulu knew that users' video choices were being shared with Facebook.

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

Lennar Wins Again, 3rd DCA Backs $1B Verdict Against Nicolas Marsch III

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : April 01, 2015

The Miami-based homebuilder was the victim of corporate sabotage that put its shares under attack.

The Lawyers Behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

When prizefighters Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a deal for their May 2 match in Las Vegas, it was O'Melveny in Pacquiao's corner and Kinsella Weitzman in Mayweather's.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015