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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 Lid Is Off

Marisa Kendall : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

This is not the kind of story Yahoo! is exclaiming about.

Supreme Court Contenders

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Challenge to Salary Funding Can Proceed, Judge Says

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : August 28, 2014

A state judge has declined to dismiss a challenge to the Cuomo administration's 2013 regulations that prohibit state funds from underwriting salaries of executives at private healthcare providers who make more than $199,000 a year.

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

How to Succeed at Succession

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

No matter how your firm selects new leadership, you can increase the odds of success with these guidelines, experts say.

Ninth Circuit Slaps FedEx Over Contractor Policy

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

The company improperly classified more than 2,000 California delivery drivers as contractors, the appeals court ruled.

Ninth Circuit Slaps FedEx Over Contractor Policy

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

The company improperly classified more than 2,000 California delivery drivers as contractors, the appeals court ruled.

Yahoo Lawyer Sees Extortion in Sex-Harass Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Judge suggests she may agree in tentatively OK'ing defamation suit against woman accusing senior engineer of forcing her into a sexual relationship.

Yahoo Fights Fire With Fire in Sexual Harassment Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

The company has adopted what some view as a risky strategy: lashing out at its accuser and backing an aggressive countersuit.

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

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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.