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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


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Derivative Suit Against DuPont Over Monsanto Deal Tossed

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015

Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Yahoo Taps Gibson to Go After Reporter's Source on Tell-All Book

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 11, 2015

The company may be taking a risk by lashing out publicly against a former employee, lawyers said.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Chicago Suffers Setback in Painkiller Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 10, 2015

A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.

BAR-ometer: Cooley's Magic Monday

: The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Firm litigators score two privacy wins. Plus, Steve Berman's shot at soccer goes wide.

Suit Alleges Deception in Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : May 08, 2015

The "Fight of the Century" may be over, but the legal bouts are just beginning for boxers Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

Irell Takes Pair of Entertainment Litigators from O'Melveny

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

Robert Schwartz and Victor Jih represent the creators of films and video games.

Danielle Gray

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

FTC Urges Court to Block $8.2B Merger of Food Distributors

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

The last time Richard Parker and Stephen Weissman fought a merger in court, they were allies. On May 5, they will meet again in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — but this time, they're on opposite sides.

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.

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.

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.

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.