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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 634
  • Gross Revenues: $689,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,085,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,760,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 $689,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 47th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 47 0 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

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"Born in Brazil" Vita Coco Sued Over its Source

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 27, 2016

Miami attorneys are suing the makers of Vita Coco coconut water for using the phrase "Born in Brazil" on its packaging when the drink may be manufactured elsewhere.

Eastern District Expedited Resolution of Sandy Claims

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2016

About a year after Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, a steady flow of insurance cases began pouring into the Eastern District. But only 73 of 1,400 cases remained as of May 23. Attorneys involved said one important reason for the quick resolution was the work done by Magistrate Judges Cheryl Pollak, Ramon Reyes Jr. and Gary Brown.

Freshfields Under Scrutiny as Alibaba Deal Falls Foul of Hong Kong Securities Regulator

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : May 25, 2016

Legal advisers' role referenced as Alibaba's $171 million acquisition of healthcare company is criticized for breaking takeover rules.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

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

Hulu Turns to Latham in Patent Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 07, 2016

Partner Julie Holloway will defend infringement claims from OpenTV, which has launched similar campaigns against Netflix, Apple and others.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes Abandon Merger

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 02, 2016

Halliburton and Baker Hughes have called off a blockbuster merger once valued at about $35 billion amid antitrust concerns and a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit challenging the union in Delaware federal court.

Court Weighs Merits of Attorney-Client Privilege Expansion

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 02, 2016

A matter that began as a fraudulent inducement claim on insuring mortgage-backed securities has mushroomed into what litigants and observers say could be a defining moment for attorney-client privilege in New York and the "common interest" rule.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Push for Venue Change in Antitrust Suit

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : April 27, 2016

Halliburton and Baker Hughes, the targets of a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit filed in Delaware federal court, are trying to have the case transferred to the Southern District of Texas, arguing that a lack of connection to the First State and public interest support a change in venue.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes Seek Venue Transfer

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

In the month since the U.S. Department of Justice sued to enjoin the proposed $34.6 billion merger between Halliburton and Baker Hughes, the giants in oilfield services have launched a campaign to have the case transferred from Delaware federal court to its "home" forum in the Southern District of Texas.

With an Across-the-Board Recovery, O'Melveny Rebounds

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The firm racks up a double-digit gain in profits per partner.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

European Union May Object to $34.6B Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger as Anticompetitive

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 21, 2016

Halliburton Co.'s proposal to purchase oil-services rival Baker Hughes Inc. may soon be hit with new opposition from European Union (EU) regulators who are expressing concerns about how the merger of the two Houston-based oil services giants could hurt competition throughout the EU.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Judge Recuses Himself in Case to Block $34.6B Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 15, 2016

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews, who was presiding over the case in which the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to block Halliburton Co.'s proposed $34.6 billion merger with Baker Hughes Inc., recently recused himself on the grounds that he has a "financial interest in Schlumberger."

Litigation Department of the Year, Entertainment: Sidley Austin

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The recording industry tapped the firm for a fight over royalties for playing golden oldies on new technology.

Bankruptcy Still Looms Large in Atlantic City Crisis

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 15, 2016

As Atlantic City stares down the barrel of fiscal insolvency, state leaders maintain that bankruptcy is to be avoided at all costs. But as consensus over a takeover plan appears uncertain, the question arises: Is a Chapter 9 filing as unlikely as the rhetoric implies?

Circuit Seeks Guidance on Important Issue in NY Copyright Law

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 14, 2016

The Second Circuit has asked the New York Court of Appeals to determine whether there is a right of public performance for creators of sound recordings under New York state law and "if so, what is the nature and scope of that right?"

John Suydam

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Lawsuit to Block Hudson River Park Plan Dismissed

Associated Press/Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that opposed a plan to build a 2.4-acre park on a platform over the Hudson River.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

NJ Court Affirms $11M Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : March 29, 2016

A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld an $11.1 million damages verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. in the first bellwether trial over allegedly harmful pelvic mesh implants.


: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

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

Law Firms Helping the Hungry

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld is chairing "Justice Served," a campaign to encourage law firms and their employees to assist the Food Bank For New York City and its hunger-relief programs.

It Takes a Lot of Lawyers to Represent Donald Trump

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The real estate mogul turned presidential candidate has sued or been sued myriad times. Who are his firms of choice?

FTC is 'Simply Wrong' in Merger Suit, Staples and Office Depot Execs Say

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : March 18, 2016

Federal antitrust regulators who sued to block Sysco Corp.'s proposed merger with U.S. Foods Inc. last summer will head to court Monday in Washington to try to stop another multibillion-dollar deal: Staples Inc.'s acquisition of rival Office Depot. The executives of the two companies on Friday alleged the agency "has cherry picked a few facts to fit its narrative and support its case."

Texas Immigration Case Sparks Appeals to Justices

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

As presidential contenders from both parties wrangle over how best to thwart illegal immigration, the challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to delay deportation of about 5 million of those immigrants soon moves center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Letters Urge Prompt Review on Any Obama Nomination

Karen Sloan and Zoe Tillman : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2016

Congressional leaders are being bombarded with pleas to consider expeditiously any nominations President Obama makes to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chancery Court Approves Advancement for California Suit

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 09, 2016

The former CEO of Patriot Rail Co. won his advancement bid in the Delaware Court of Chancery to have his former company cover the cost of potentially having to defend himself in a trade secrets case in California federal court.