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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, London, NJ, NY, Paris 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

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.

Longtime Washington Lawyer Ron Klain to be Named Ebola Czar

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 17, 2014

Veteran Washington lawyer Ronald Klain will be named as the Obama administration's point man on the response to the Ebola outbreak, according to the White House.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

Jerri Shick

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Much of Jerri Shick's pro bono career has been spent responding to disasters—those created by nature as well as by humans. She launched a program to assist Holocaust survivors applying for reparations; traveled to Haiti following an earthquake, and more recently helped New Yorkers recover from Hurricane Sandy.

O'Melveny Scores Patent Win for Mentor Graphics

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

A Portland, Ore. jury ordered Synopsys to pay $36 million, plus royalties.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 13, 2014

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

Sidley Adds Litigation Partner With Asia Focus

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 09, 2014

Scott Nonaka joins Sidley from O'Melveny & Myers, where he split time between Tokyo and San Francisco.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

IN BRIEF: Ebola Concern

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States may be creating "a nightmare" for in-house lawyers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the former general counsel of a large hospital system said. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Judge Rejects Class Actions Against Disk Drive Manufacturers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 06, 2014

In a win for defense lawyers, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said plaintiffs hadn't shown a price-fixing conspiracy resulted in widespread damages.

MoFo Helps SoftBank Buy Piece of Hollywood

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers advised Legendary Entertainment, which has produced such films as "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Inception."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Legal Lineup Gels in New Price-Fixing Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 30, 2014

Joseph Saveri is leading the plaintiffs team in a case over electrolytic capacitors. Meanwhile, a host of large law firms have entered appearances for defendants.

Tort Claimants Lack Priority Over Creditors in Explosion Suit

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 24, 2014

Tort claimants seeking damages against Caribbean Petroleum Corp. do not have priority over the company's unsecured creditors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

On The Move

: The Recorder : September 22, 2014

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

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Loren AliKhan

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Danielle Gray

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

O'Melveny Fends Off Hitachi TV Patent Claims for TPV

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 15, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers scored a speedy appellate victory in a battle between past and present television titans, persuading the Federal Circuit to reject patent infringement claims by Japan's Hitachi Consumer Electronics against fast-growing Chinese TV manufacturer TPV Technology Ltd.

O'Melveny Team Delivers $700 Million Investment in XPO Logistics

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Singapore- and Canada-based investment funds will own 22 percent of common shares in the transportation logistics company.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Apple Claims Trimmed in 'Breaking Bad' Subscriptions

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

A federal judge provided a bit of both good and bad for the parties to a proposed class action alleging Apple Inc. cheated fans of the crime drama “Breaking Bad.”

Judge Rejects Attack on General Mills Contamination Class

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2014

A neighborhood of Minnesota homeowners has staved off an attempt by General Mills Inc. to derail their proposed federal class action against the company for allegedly failing to prevent toxic vapors from seeping from a Superfund site into their residences.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Four firms have added partners and others have added counsel.

Blasting Koh, Defense Asks Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Tech Giants Ask Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Little Diversity Seen in Big Tech's Trial Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

At Google, Apple, Facebook and HP, more than 96 percent of outside counsel in local open matters are white or Asian-American, and less than a third are women.

Two Ex-Goldman Sachs Employees Suffer Courtroom Defeats

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 03, 2014

Armed with lawyers from Boies, Schiller & Flexner and O'Melveny & Myers, Goldman Sachs scored back-to-back victories on Wednesday against former employes who burned their bridges with the investment banking behemoth in spectacular ways.