Euromoney Recognizes O’Melveny With Three Women in Business Law Awards

June 29, 2016


NEW YORK — June 29, 2016 — O’Melveny was named best international firm for women in business law, and also received the award for best international firm for gender diversity and work-life balance, at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards, held June 9, 2016, in New York. The awards acknowledge law firms and professional services firms for their efforts and achievements in helping women advance in the legal profession.

O’Melveny was recognized for such female-friendly programs as ParentWings, a resource for busy parents facing childrearing challenges that provides access to firm-subsidized, one-on-one consulting with vetted experts on a wide range of parenting issues (e.g., discipline, achieving milestones, starting solids, sleep training, pumping).

Another key program has come through O’Melveny’s partnership with Life Meets Work, which offers specialized coaching for leave transitions, including parental leave. The coaching program is designed to help participants prepare for leave, discuss the short and long-term impact on their careers, and develop solutions that maximize work-life effectiveness.

Other such initiatives include O’Melveny’s Career 360 Career Consultation, which provides O’Melveny attorneys with the opportunity to have meaningful, forward-looking, candid conversations about their career with a partner of their choosing, as well as CustOMMize, which offers progressive options for lawyers to manage their personal and professional lives, including a cutting-edge job share program and an unpaid sabbatical program.

O’Melveny was shortlisted for eight of Euromoney’s 2016 Americas Women in Business Law Awards, including most innovative international firm, a category O’Melveny won in 2015 along with “Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm.” This year, the firm was shortlisted for both of those awards, as well as for best international firm for diversity, best international firm for women in business law, best international mentoring program, best international firm for work-life balance, and best international firm for pro bono work. O’Melveny also was shortlisted in the category of the best firm in the US West.

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Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP