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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 2014 Global 100 survey, O'Melveny & Myers ranked as the 55th 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

Morning Wrap: Dellinger Does the Dab | Historic Clerk Hire | Paying Criminals?

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 08, 2016

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Justice Sotomayor hires court's first Native Hawaiian as clerk, a proposed plan to pay ex-offenders to stay out of trouble and a settlement in dispute over fake Rothko painting.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

No More Water Bottles! Law Firms Try to Shrink Their Carbon Footprints

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

With the world's nations pledging to slow global warming, firms look for ways to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.


: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

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

Chinese Buyer of Legendary Taps Irell for $3.5B Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

Joshua Grode represented Dalian Wanda in buying the studio behind Jurassic World and the Batman trilogy.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 07, 2016

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

O'Melveny's M&A Head Jumps to Cooley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 04, 2016

Stephen Tonsfeldt joins the firm's Palo Alto office.

Yahoo Says Sexual Harassment Suit Resolved

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 21, 2015

Company says it paid no money for dismissal of engineer's claim that her manager pressured her to have sex.

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

These 10 law firms stood out for exceptional results in key cases.

Downward-Facing Disputes

Lisa Shuchman : The Asian Lawyer : December 21, 2015

India gets ready to take on the global yoga industry with measures to put yoga IP in the public domain.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Procaps v. Patheon; In Re: Hulu Privacy Litigation; Schuh v. HCA Holdings; Price v. Philip Morris

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

No More Public Company CEO Jobs for Jeff Skilling

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 09, 2015

A federal judge, in granting a summary judgment in a civil suit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed against former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling, signed a judgment prohibiting him from acting as officer or director in any public company.

2015 Innovator Awards

: The Recorder : December 04, 2015

2015 Innovator Awards: OMMLit

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 04, 2015

O'Melveny's serving up something that sounds like breakfast but tastes like time-and-cost savings.

The Technocrat in the Assembly

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 04, 2015

From a code-a-thon to use of Reddit and wiki, Assemblyman Mike Gatto is bringing the Silicon Valley spirit to state government.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

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

Solicitors General, Former and Current, Dominate December Arguments

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 30, 2015

It must have been a hectic Thanksgiving for the small group of lawyers at the U.S. solicitor general's office. They will argue in eight of the 10 cases the U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear in the session that began Monday.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 19, 2015

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

Lawyers Who Code Hack New Career Path

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 13, 2015

Programming skills are in high demand and give give some new lawyers a boost on the job market.

Thomas Lambert, Entertainment Litigator, 1946-2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 10, 2015

The Mitchell, Silverburg & Knupp partner was probably best known for representing the family of Ron Goldman in the successful civil suit against O.J. Simpson.

Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work

: New York Law Journal : November 06, 2015

Duane Morris and Fried Frank along with individual attorneys were honored with Cornerstone Awards from the Lawyers Alliance for New York, recognizing outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

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

Labor & Employment

: New York Law Journal : October 19, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Violence in the Workplace: What Is An Employer's Liability?," "Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Summer of #LoveWins," "Take a Fresh Look at the FLSA," "Pre-Employment Testing and Screening" and "Law Firms Must Address Changing Employment Realities."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 15, 2015

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

'Low Bono' Project Aims to Close Gap for Modest-Income Clients

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2015

Nineteen New York law firms have pledged $1.9 million to help provide affordable legal services to people who make too much to qualify for free legal aid. This marks the second "low bono" project announced this year by firms attempting to address the pressing need for legal services in this market.

Square Taps Wilson, Wachtell for IPO

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 14, 2015

The payments company seeks to raise as much as $250 million.

The Recorder Recognizes Legal Innovators

The Recorder : The Recorder : October 09, 2015

See the five serial innovators, five incubating institutions, and ten innovative ideas recognized by Recorder editors.