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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

Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Homebuilder's Legal Team Has a Business Perspective

: Daily Business Review : November 13, 2014

Lennar Corp. encourages its in-house lawyers to think like bottom line-oriented business people.

Manning v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Short Sale Lawsuit Remanded to State Court

Seven Career Paths for Lawyers in the New Norm

Chere Estrin : The Recorder : November 13, 2014

Nontraditional jobs offer ways for lawyers to thrive in a changing environment.

Uber Exec Takes to Twitter to Fight Lyft Accusations

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

In tweets posted this past week, former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden called allegations he stole confidential files "ridiculous."

AG Pick Lynch Wins Praise, Promise of a Fair Hearing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice as the next attorney general, likely will continue the agenda of current A.G. Eric Holder Jr., but without the baggage that soured his relationship with Congress.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2014

Boutique law firm Bleichmar Fonti Tountas & Auld has a new office at 7 Times Square. Also, a joint venture of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and Deka Immobilien GmbH has acquired a two-level luxury retail condominium at 522 Fifth Ave. from Morgan Stanley for about $170 million.

This Week's Deals

: The Recorder : October 30, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

INADMISSIBLE: Ginsburg Error is Latest by Justices

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices, being human, make mistakes. But the court's handling of a recent error made by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unprecedented. Plus more in this week's column.

A Case of Delicate Maneuvering

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Lawyer won a media-frenzied trial without tarnishing a pop icon's image.

3 Questions Employers Have About Ebola

Sloane Ackerman : Corporate Counsel : October 23, 2014

Employers in the United States are becoming more concerned as they face potential legal issues stemming from the Ebola virus. But there's no need to panic.

What to Do When the Chinese Government Comes Knocking

Steve Olson and Bingna Guo : Corporate Counsel : October 21, 2014

The Chinese government is trying to combat the culture of patronage and payoffs, and any company doing business in China needs to be prepared for the worst.

Longtime Washington Lawyer Ron Klain to be Named Ebola Czar

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 17, 2014

Veteran Washington lawyer Ronald Klain will be named as the Obama administration's point man on the response to the Ebola outbreak, according to the White House.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

Jerri Shick

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Much of Jerri Shick's pro bono career has been spent responding to disasters—those created by nature as well as by humans. She launched a program to assist Holocaust survivors applying for reparations; traveled to Haiti following an earthquake, and more recently helped New Yorkers recover from Hurricane Sandy.

O'Melveny Scores Patent Win for Mentor Graphics

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

A Portland, Ore. jury ordered Synopsys to pay $36 million, plus royalties.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 13, 2014

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

Sidley Adds Litigation Partner With Asia Focus

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 09, 2014

Scott Nonaka joins Sidley from O'Melveny & Myers, where he split time between Tokyo and San Francisco.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

IN BRIEF: Ebola Concern

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States may be creating "a nightmare" for in-house lawyers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the former general counsel of a large hospital system said. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Judge Rejects Class Actions Against Disk Drive Manufacturers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 06, 2014

In a win for defense lawyers, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said plaintiffs hadn't shown a price-fixing conspiracy resulted in widespread damages.

MoFo Helps SoftBank Buy Piece of Hollywood

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

O'Melveny & Myers advised Legendary Entertainment, which has produced such films as "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Inception."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Legal Lineup Gels in New Price-Fixing Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 30, 2014

Joseph Saveri is leading the plaintiffs team in a case over electrolytic capacitors. Meanwhile, a host of large law firms have entered appearances for defendants.

Tort Claimants Lack Priority Over Creditors in Explosion Suit

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 24, 2014

Tort claimants seeking damages against Caribbean Petroleum Corp. do not have priority over the company's unsecured creditors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.