An international law firm is judged by its strength in key business and financial centers, and none is more important than its New York presence. O'Melveny’s Times Square office provides a talented team of litigators and dealmakers who exemplify the wealth of experience, the sophistication, and the client focus for which the Firm is known.
Our New York litigators regularly represent major investment banks and corporations in high-stakes securities litigation as well as in other "bet-the-company" cases. From our counseling of prominent private equity firms and public and private corporations to our handling of sophisticated mergers, divestitures, securities offerings, financings, and restructurings for large financial institutions and major corporations, O'Melveny represents clients in their most important domestic and international transactions. Collectively, we comprise an integrated and growing response team skilled in, and focused on, the legal and business issues that define commerce in the principal business capital of the Western Hemisphere.
Chambers USA recognizes our New York partners in a number of areas including environmental, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions stating that:
- Our Environmental practice is made up of “a very practical team that’s also good on the technical side.”
- In the area of Litigation, our “high-quality group continues to be a strong choice for litigated matters…strong in commercial disputes, securities litigation and white-collar criminal defense and investigations.”
- The highly regarded Corporate M&A practice “remains true to its private equity roots by typically representing large hedge funds and private equity entities on such matters as LBOs, financings, dispositions, IPOs and recapitalizations.”
O’Melveny lawyers in New York are invested in their community. The Firm and several of our attorneys have received awards from the Legal Aid Society of New York for outstanding pro bono service. The New York office was recently recognized for our commitment to pro bono work from several organizations including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS), and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
The O’Melveny Scholarship Program is a key component of our local community service work. Each year we name 15 eleventh-grade students from five New York City public high schools as O’Melveny Scholars. Since the program’s inception in 2003, we have awarded nearly US$1million in college scholarships. We play an active role in these high schools, including our lawyers’ participation in a mentoring program.