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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

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.

Amazon Takes Down E-Commerce Patents With One-Two Punch

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

A Washington judge ruled that patent claims describe "nothing more than what buyers and sellers have done since the dawn of commerce."

Bragging Rights Go To Wilmer

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Amid intense competition for a persistently small number of cases, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr reached the top of the heap among law firms arguing the most cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in the term just ended.

Sirius XM Accused of Stiffing Class in $210M Copyright Deal

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : July 09, 2015

Sirius XM's settlement with major record labels improperly sidelined copyright claims by the rock band the Turtles, ignored the class that the band's founders represent and neglected to include attorney fees for class counsel, the band's attorneys argued on Wednesday.

Justices' Business Docket Heating Up Next Term

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 08, 2015

From the business community's perspective, its biggest concerns did not make the U.S. Supreme Court's hot list last term. But the new term looks promising, according to some business leaders.

LA Boutique Building a Reputation Before High Court

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 08, 2015

By the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term in June, Peter Stris of the Los Angeles boutique firm Stris & Maher already had two arguments lined up for the next term and a third in which he is working closely with Vermont officials—an enviable situation for any high court advocate.

O'Melveny Throws Punch in Fight for Control of Boxing

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 01, 2015

The firm filed an antitrust suit Wednesday against Floyd Mayweather's manager on behalf of a competing promoter.

What's Next for the Supreme Court?

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2015

Raising the stakes in the new term beginning in October, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday added a potential union-breaking challenge to its docket along with important securities and redistricting cases.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Judge Blocks Sysco-US Foods Merger

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Survey: Pro Bono Hours Dip Slightly at Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Roberts Again Rides to Rescue of ACA

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Twice in the past three years, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has steered the high court through the highly political maelstrom surrounding the ­federal health care law without its ­rulings being labeled partisan. But new ­challenges to the law and the court lie ahead.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

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

Sirius Settles With Record Companies for $210 Million

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : June 26, 2015

The company will pay $210 million to settle claims by five recording companies, including Capitol Records and Sony Music. Sirius still appears to be fighting two other lawsuits filed by '60s rock group The Turtles.

Roberts Leads Court Through Second ACA Storm; More Ahead

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 25, 2015

Twice in the past three years, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has steered the high court through the highly political maelstrom surrounding the federal health care law without its rulings being labeled partisan. But new challenges to the law and the court lie ahead.

O'Melveny Adds Trio of Prosecutors

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 24, 2015

The new partners in the L.A. and Century City offices had all started their careers at the firm.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 18, 2015

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

2015 Rising Stars: Danielle Gray

: New York Law Journal : June 16, 2015

"I've always been interested in government, in public policy, and the power of the law to affect people's lives."

2015 Rising Stars: Meng Ru

: New York Law Journal : June 16, 2015

"I enjoy being surrounded and even constantly challenged by intelligent and self-motivated people. A law firm is the place to be."

Federal Circuit Tightens Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

En banc ruling Tuesday in 'Williamson v. Citrix' means more patents will be subject to statutory requirements for means-plus-function claims.

Group Demands More Study Of Proposal for Floating Park

Associated Press : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

A civic group has filed a lawsuit against a proposed park that would jut out over the Hudson River from the shoreline at 13th Street.