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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 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 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 National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

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

California Appellate Group's Anna-Rose Mathieson

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 20, 2015

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.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: DLA Lawyer Slain After Craigslist Meetup

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Jamyra Gallmon went to a downtown Washington hotel on Feb. 9 to rob a man she'd met on Craigslist, the Metropolitan Police Department said in charging documents released last week. David Messerschmitt, a 30-year-old associate at DLA Piper, was in Room 400 at the Donovan Hotel that night.

Firms Make It Hard for Partners to Say Goodbye

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 02, 2015

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

Hulu Snuffs Out Video Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 01, 2015

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said plaintiffs couldn't show Hulu knew that users' video choices were being shared with Facebook.

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

Lennar Wins Again, 3rd DCA Backs $1B Verdict Against Nicolas Marsch III

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : April 01, 2015

The Miami-based homebuilder was the victim of corporate sabotage that put its shares under attack.

The Lawyers Behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

When prizefighters Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a deal for their May 2 match in Las Vegas, it was O'Melveny in Pacquiao's corner and Kinsella Weitzman in Mayweather's.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015


: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

In-House Counsel Profile: Vector Group Ltd.'s Marc Bell

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

General counsel Marc Bell oversees corporate affairs and risk management at the holding-company level, and manages litigation for each of Vector's subsidiaries.

O'Melveny on $375M Chinese Investment into Lions Gate

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 19, 2015

The studio behind blockbuster hits such as "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" will receive funding for a quarter of its expected movies over the next three years from popular Chinese television producer Hunan TV.

Federal Circuit Hands Apple Partial Win in Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 17, 2015

The panel led by Judge Raymond Chen struck down two of its opponent's smartphone patents but revived a third.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

Cybercrime Prosecutor Heads Back to O'Melveny

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 03, 2015

Ronald Cheng is rejoining O'Melveny & Myers after 20 years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

Koh Waves Through $415 Million 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 02, 2015

Though she'll accept the new settlement, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh seemed skeptical of the fee request from objector's counsel.

Cohen Milstein Beats Claims It Usurped 'Police Power' in Painkillers Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Facing accusations by the city of Chicago that they hid the truth about addictive painkillers, a quintet of drug companies took aim at the city's decision to hire a private law firm, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, to prosecute the case.

Hulu Lawyers Land Punch in Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler seems ready to side with Hulu and end a long-running video privacy suit.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Bank of America Inks $300M Deal to End Fontainebleau Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

After more than five years of litigation stemming from the collapse of the massive Fontainebleau casino project on the Las Vegas strip, Bank of America Corp. and a group of term lenders decided to pick up their chips and walk away.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Milbank Sees Spike in Revenue, Profits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

For the second straight year, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy produced significant growth in revenue and profits. Gross revenue in 2014 was up 7.8 percent, to $761 million, while revenue per lawyer rose 3.8 percent, to $1.24 million. Profits per partner increased 7 percent, to $2.745 million, on net income of $395 million, an increase of 12.4 percent.