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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 2012 Global 100 survey, O'Melveny & Myers ranked as the 38th 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

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Video Game Settlement Proposal Revived

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Part of a proposed class-action deal—thrown off track when the lead plaintiff went to jail—is on again, with video-game developer Sega of America Inc. agreeing to a $1.25 million settlement. But Gearbox Software LLC continues to fight allegations that it unlawfully misrepresented the features of “Aliens: Colonial Marines.”

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Court Seats Filling Up

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

The Senate confirmed federal judges at a faster rate in the past five months than at any time during President Barack Obama's administration — significantly reducing the number of vacancies on the nation's courts.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Koh Rejects $324 Million No-Poach Settlement, Saying It Isn't Enough

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

The judge said Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe should pay $50 million more given an earlier settlement, the strength of the plaintiffs' case and rulings in their favor.

Judge Rejects Silicon Valley No-Poach Settlement

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

A federal judge in San Jose rejected a controversial $324.5 million settlement in the case, echoing arguments by a named plaintiff and other critics that the dollar amount ought to be higher.

Circuit Finds State Law Not Preempted by ERISA

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

New York personal injury plaintiffs with employer sponsored health plans are shielded from insurance company actions that seek reimbursement from their tort settlements, a federal appellate court has held in an important preemption case.

Judge Orders Deposition Protocol in Incretin Litigation

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Michael Johnson of Johnson Becker in Minneapolis has been named lead counsel for coordinating depositions for plaintiffs alleging that they developed pancreatic cancer as a result of taking one of four incretin-based drugs.

Video Game Settlement Threatened As Plaintiff Arrested

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

A proposed class action of substantial interest to the video gaming world was on the cusp of a settlement when the case was hit by the litigation equivalent of friendly fire.

INADMISSIBLE: Another D.C. Handgun Gun Law Scrapped

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Six years after Alan Gura convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia's ban on guns in the home, he again prevailed in having another city gun regulation declared unconstitutional. Plus more in this week's column.

Comment Underscores High Court Gender Divide

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 01, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's pointed critique of the "blind spot" her male colleagues suffer when it comes to women's issues highlighted a simmering gender divide on the nation's highest court.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Pamela Harris Confirmed to Fourth Circuit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

The Senate on Monday confirmed Pamela Harris to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a vote that reignited debate over the judicial confirmation process.

Revenue for Top-Earning Law Firms Inches Up

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Washington's legal market grew again in 2013, at least when counting revenues generated by the city's 25 top-earning law firms. The results show yet another year of gradual increases.

Senate Moves on Pamela Harris For Fourth Circuit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

The Senate is moving forward on Pamela Harris' nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit, where a three-judge panel this week sided with the Obama administration in a dispute over health care subsidies.

The Careerist: Big Law Partner to Wed Star of Wonder Years

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 21, 2014

The latest in gossipy, curious and totally irrelevant news about people in law.

Apple's E-book Settlement Hinges on Appeals Court Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

The plaintiffs lawyers and 33 state attorneys general who have accused Apple Inc. of e-book price-fixing have finally revealed the details of their proposed settlement with the tech giant.

E-Book Combatants Hedge Their Bets in $450M Apple Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

The settlement calls for Apple to pay between $450 million and nothing at all, depending on what an appeals court does with a July 2013 liability verdict from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan.

Yahoo Exec Sues Sexual Harassment Accuser for Defamation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Maria Zhang has tapped O'Melveny & Myers for a countersuit that calls claims of sexual coercion "outrageously false."

Dewey Defendants Slam Partners' 'Voracious Greed'

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, arguing to dismiss the "scapegoat" criminal charges against them, said the firm collapsed partly because of the "insatiable greed" of some of the firm's partners and pointed to the firm's executive committee for authorizing a deal that's at the heart of their indictments.

Inaugural Verdicts Hall Of Fame Winners Announced

: Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Thirty-three law firms will be honored at the inaugural Daily Business Review Verdicts Hall of Fame recognition awards.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Big Law Finds its Inner Rock Star in Battle of the Bands

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Morrison & Foerster emerged the winner in Tuesday's Battle of the Bands event in Los Angeles to raise money for domestic violence victims. Band Morrison edged out Proskauer Rose's Legally Blonde and Norton Rose Fulbright's Hostile Witness.

INADMISSIBLE: BNP Assailed Over Unlawful Transactions

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The French bank BNP Paribas S.A. has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly $9 billion over transactions with countries subject to U.S. sanctions such as Cuba, Iran and Sudan, DOJ lawyers said. Plus more in this week's column.

A-List Law Firms Have Feet of Clay

Vivia Chen : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The American Lawyer just published its annual "A-List" issue, but once you look behind the scores, you get a sense that the winners aren't quite as stellar as they first appear.

Bankruptcy Basics Under Brazilian Law

John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

In their Bankruptcy Practice column, John J. Rapisardi and Joseph Zujkowski write: In light of statistics pointing to an increase in the Brazilian corporate default rate over the next 12 to 18 months, and several pending high-profile Brazilian bankruptcy proceedings commenced in 2013 and 2014, we thought it would be helpful to provide an overview of the Brazilian bankruptcy system and highlight the key differences between the Brazilian system and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

INADMISSIBLE: Texas Fights Million-Dollar Fee Award In Voting Act Case

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A federal judge in Washington reached a "remarkable result" when she ordered Texas to pay $1 million in legal fees to groups that challenged the state's electoral redistricting plans — a result that Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell called "unprecedented" and wrong. Plus more in this week's column.