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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP ranks as the law firm to consult when dealing with complex legal issues. It ranks #3 in class action, #8 in labor and employment, #11 in product liability and #24 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Formed in 1885, O'Melveny & Myers is the oldest and one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angles, California. The firm represents high profile clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and across the continent of the United States. With such old heritage and history, the firm practices in various industries such as: Aviation, Energy and Natural Resources, Entertainment, Sports and Media, Financial Services, Health Care, Insurance and Reinsurance, Life Science, Political Law, Securities, and Telecommunications.[2] With such high profile clients as Exxon and Apple, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which last year 82% of the associates participated with an average of 139 hours contributed per associate.[3]

1st year associates at O'Melveny & Myers receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, 3 week vacation for associates, full health benefits, life insurance policy, and laptop options.[4]

O'Melveny & Myers Practice Areas

O'Melveny & Myers offers a number of specialized practice areas:[5]

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate
  • Business Trial and Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Financial Services
  • Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Securities Enforcement
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • International Trade
  • Trade Remedies and Trade Policy
  • Integrated Legal Strategies
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trade Remedies and Trade Policy
  • Political Law
  • Securities

O'Melveny & Myers Offices

O'Melveny & Myers has 7 offices throughout the United States and 7 international offices.[6]

  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Century City
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Newport Beach
  • San Francisco
  • Shanghai
  • Silicon Valley
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Washington, DC

O'Melveny & Myers Size

O'Melveny & Myers employs around 1200 lawyers throughout the firms 7 offices in the United States and 7 offices located internationally. The firm’s office located in Los Angles, California is the oldest and largest firm in the city, with a staff of more than 250 lawyers.[7]

O'Melveny & Myers Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm has a selective campus of schools it visits: Columbia University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and Yale Law School.[8]

O'Melveny & Myers Salary and Bonuses

O'Melveny & Myers provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $185,000

6th Year $195,000

  • Salary based on May 2000 figures.[9]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/OMelveny-&-Myers-LLP?companyId=407
  2. http://www.omm.com/practices/
  3. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f124001&orgtypeid=F
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f124001&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.omm.com/practices/
  6. http://www.omm.com/offices/
  7. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f124001&orgtypeid=F
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f124001&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=CA1700


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