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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

O'Melveny Hires Weil China Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 31, 2015

Corporate lawyer Anthony Wang relocates from Shanghai to join the firm's office in Newport Beach.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 31, 2015

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

O'Melveny Adds China-Focused M&A Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Tony Wang, who had been with Weil's Shanghai office, joins OMM's Newport Beach branch.

Lawyer's Right-to-Die Fight Draws Appellate Heavy Hitters

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Jerome Falk and Horvitz & Levy's Jon Eisenberg have joined the legal team for Christy Donorovich-O'Donnell, whose case sputtered in the lower court.

Advice to Firm Leaders: Mind Your Tech

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Your associates, clients and even legal pioneers are telling you: Employing the best technologies needs to be top of mind.

Midlevel Associates: A Sunny Outlook in the West

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

West Coast midlevels tended to be happier than their East Coast counterparts.

School Funding Case Before Justices May Have Wide Impact

Maura McInerney : The Legal Intelligencer : August 24, 2015

Education is the greatest civil rights issue of our time. The promise of a public education system is that it opens doors to all students and provides them with the opportunity for success in life regardless of the circumstances of their birth. It is an essential feature of our democracy and the lodestar that guides and guards our right to the "pursuit of happiness" guaranteed as "inherent" in both our federal and state constitutions. But Pennsylvania's public school system is in crisis, leaving many of our poorest students without the means to pursue that happiness.

China's Uneasy Embrace of U.S. Justice for Corrupt Fugitives

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 24, 2015

The trial of alleged embezzler Zhao Shilan will be the first U.S. prosecution of a Chinese economic fugitive since China began to hunt for corrupt officials living overseas last year. But difficulties in cooperation between the two countries means a conviction is far from guaranteed.

Midlevel Associates, In Demand and Loving It

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Most respondents said they were billing more and commanding higher rates.

Dewey General Counsel Says She Wasn't Aware of Accounting Adjustments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel, Janis Meyer, testified Thursday that the executive committee didn't approve reclassifications of payments made to of counsel as equity partner compensation. She also said she didn't know about the accounting adjustments.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 21, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

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

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Hogan Scoops Up Former Prosecutor in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Stephanie Yonekura served as acting U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

This Jones Day Attorney Leads Team in Bankruptcy Bidding for Offshore Oil Assets

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : August 12, 2015

Jones Day represented a Mexican heavy construction company in purchases of an offshore drilling operation and ship.

Former Lyft Exec Squashes Sanctions Motion

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 11, 2015

The company, which is suing former COO Travis VanderZanden, said the executive's countersuit was harassment.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Circuit Rejects Alien Tort Suit Against Ford, IBM

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 28, 2015

An effort to sue Ford Motor and IBM for alleged complicity in South Africa's apartheid regime was dismissed by the Second Circuit Monday, which said said the U.S. parent companies could not be held liable for aiding and abetting their South Africa subsidiaries.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 27, 2015

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

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

Big Suits

David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The Name Is Bonds, Green Bonds

Andrew Hutton and Michele Discepola : Corporate Counsel : July 24, 2015

This new investment option can be good for business in more ways than one.

Rock Group's Legal Argument Falls on Deaf Ears

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : July 23, 2015

Lawyers for The Turtles fail to stop a settlement between Sirius XM and record labels.