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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, O'Melveny & Myers has 634 attorneys and is the 63rd 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 60 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 9 -7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 18 -6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 35 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 27 87 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 30 8 Summer programs

In the News

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

'Unfair' Judge in Trump University Litigation Has Issued Key Rulings Favoring Both Sides

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 14, 2016

A review of Judge Gonzalo Curiel's rulings in the litigation surrounding Trump University shows that in several instances the judge—who has been blasted as "unfair" by the Republican's presumptive nominee for president—has made rulings in favor of the mogul and reality TV star turned politician.

Judges Reject Bid to Broaden Attorney-Client Privilege Rule

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2016

A divided Court of Appeals has rejected a broadening of the common-interest exception to attorney-client privilege, ruling that it may not be invoked to protect from discovery documents that have been shared with third parties unless the materials are related to pending or anticipated litigation.

Synopsys Calls Out Heavy Hitters for Federal Circuit Showdown

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

Orrick's E. Joshua Rosenkranz argued that lost profits damages must be apportioned. Sidley's Carter Phillips argued a companion case on patent eligibility.

Lawmaker: If Persky Stays in Seat, Bench May Pay Price

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 09, 2016

Warning that the judical branch may otherwise face "very tough scrutiny," Assemblyman Mike Gatto urges judge in Stanford sex assault to resign.

Feds Seek Stay From Hanen

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department last week "emphatically" struck back at a Texas federal trial judge who imposed sanctions for alleged attorney misconduct in a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's immigration policies.

O'Melveny Loses Shanghai Managing Partner to DLA Piper

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Li Qiang's departure leaves only one resident partner in the U.S. firm's Shanghai office. Walker Wallace takes over as office head.

Regulation Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know

Robert Plesnarski, Eric Sibbitt, James M. Harrigan and Zhao Liu : The Recorder : June 01, 2016

New rules expand the number of people eligible to participate in broadly marketed private financings.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

"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.