Firm Overview

O’Melveny helps build and connect prosperous communities of law and business. Our public service and pro bono contributions strengthen the communities we serve. Because community building is a mutual effort, we receive as much as we give. We learn from clients and industries that entrust us with their futures. We are reminded, often by those who most need our help, that the law respects and empowers all.

Our clients come from many industries, nations, and developmental stages. Their diversity spurs our own diversity and reach. We were one of the first US law firms to open offices in Beijing and Tokyo. O'Melveny has a leading China practice with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Moreover, we opened an office in Singapore in 2008, established an association with an Indonesian law office in Jakarta in 2011, and most recently opened a foreign legal consultant office in Seoul. Our European offices are in the key economic and political centers of London and Brussels. Our lawyers’ outstanding work regularly garners international awards and recognition.

O’Melveny’s achievements stem directly from the talent and commitment of approximately 800 professionals who practice in 16 offices. Clients value our lawyers' skills and creative strategies, as well as the common sense and civility they bring to important conversations. Our paralegals, librarians, assistants, clerks, administrators, and other staff members work in pursuit of our clients’ success and are highly valued members of the O’Melveny team.

After 129 years as a law firm, we know the importance of giving back to the communities where we work and live. Through O’Melveny’s scholarship programs, pro bono services, Green Office Initiative, and individual service, we aim to honor our roots and build for the future. We are especially proud to count among our colleagues a former US Secretary of Transportation, senior officials from the US Federal Trade Commission and US Securities and Exchange Commission, and scores of other lawyers who have played significant public service roles.

In 2014, we will continue to enhance O’Melveny’s internal resources that help us bring our best game to overcoming clients’ challenges: sophisticated legal technology, greater lawyer diversity, and professional development. We are optimistic about the future—for our clients, our communities, and our world.

Ranked No. 2 on The American Lawyer's 2014 “A-List"

Finalist for The American Lawyer's 2014 "Litigation Department of the Year" Award

Recognized in Financial Times’ 2013 Innovative Lawyers Report

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