Path to Partnership
O'Melveny is committed to openness about the partnership process. Every year, the Chair of the Partner Admissions Committee and the Director of Professional Development visit each office to discuss the path to partnership, including how partnership admission decisions are made at the office and practice-group level. These "path to partnership" meetings cover issues such as partnership criteria, the timeline for candidate submissions and the decision making process, the similarities and differences between income and equity partnership and how the Firm helps new partners make the transition from counsel status to partner. Follow up questions after the meetings are encouraged and any question—before or after—may be submitted anonymously. In addition to the local office meetings held annually, the path to partnership is a topic frequently featured on the agendas of our global training retreats.