O’Melveny leverages an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting consumer and retail companies to help clients overcome obstacles and achieve their goals in a way that makes sense for their business. Our team provides sophisticated counseling on matters ranging from brand protection and product-related class actions to international expansion and corporate governance.

Broad Industry Knowledge
We know the sectors we serve—including consumer electronics, computer hardware, semiconductors, software, gaming, global positioning and mapping, memory and storage, over-the-counter medications, security, LCD and LED displays, and mobile and wireless devices—inside out.

Experience and Insight
When our clients face investigations and litigation brought by the US Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and state Attorneys General, we draw on our extensive knowledge of consumer protection laws, as well as the experience of lawyers who have served as senior government officials in some of these same bodies and as state and federal prosecutors.

Familiarity with International Markets
We help consumer and retail clients pursue strategic growth opportunities, particularly in gaining exposure to fast-rising international markets. Our knowledge of how business is done in multiple jurisdictions allows us to advise on legal, business, cultural, and governmental regulatory issues associated with transnational expansion, including structuring and negotiating cross-border investments and acquisitions, providing day-to-day counseling on overseas operations, and minimizing FCPA, intellectual property, and other risk associated with doing business internationally.

Bass Pro Group, L.L.C.

On July 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission officially closed its investigation into the proposed US$4.2 billion tie-up of two premier outdoor sporting goods retailers Bass Pro Group, L.L.C. and Cabela’s Incorporated, allowing the merger to close. Read

Case Study: Belk

An O’Melveny team represented the ad hoc group of Belk Inc. first lien lenders in one of the most high-profile retail restructurings of 2021, and the fastest chapter 11 case in US history. Read

Clearlake Capital / Ashley Stewart

O’Melveny represented an affiliate of Clearlake Capital in its section 363 acquisition of clothing retailer Ashley Stewart in the retailer’s chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey. Read

Del Monte

O'Melveny obtained a big win in a long-running trademark war between our client, Del Monte, and its licensee Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Read

Grand Union International Trading Limited

O’Melveny represented China-based Grand Union in negotiating and closing a long-term license agreement with US fashion company Paul Frank Industries LLC. Read

Guess Inc.

O’Melveny defended fashion and apparel company Guess, Inc. in a trademark infringement suit filed by rival Gucci, Inc. Read

Major Pharmaceutical Company

O’Melveny obtained several important rulings defending claims brought against a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company involving its sunscreen products, opioid painkillers, and pelvic mesh devices. Read

PT Amanda Cipta Persada and PT Sigmantara Alfindo

O’Melveny represented PT Amanda Cipta Persada (ACP), as selling shareholder, and PT Sigmantara Alfindo, as majority shareholder, in the secondary placement and sale by ACP of 1.5 billion shares in Indonesia-stock-exchange-listed PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (SAT) for aggregate consideration of IDR784.5 billion (US$60 million). Read

Quiksilver, Inc.

O’Melveny prevailed at trial for clients Quiksilver and QS Wholesale, Inc. (Quiksilver), in a trademark case filed against volleyball uniform maker Rox Volleyball Inc. Read


O’Melveny has defended Samsung in numerous patent infringement and antitrust matters over the years, including two consolidated patent infringement lawsuits involving dozens of Samsung’s flagship products and a multibillion-dollar price-fixing claim. Read


We prevailed for Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Co. Ltd. in an important patent infringement trial before the International Trade Commission.


Samsung Electronics

O’Melveny defeated antitrust claims seeking more than US$1 billion in actual damages—US$3 billion in treble damages—in multidistrict litigation alleging Samsung was part of a conspiracy to fix prices of optical disk drives. Read


We defended Skechers in litigation involving claims that the company’s advertising for its popular Shape-ups rocker bottom shoes is deceptive because the shoes allegedly do not work as advertised. Read
    • Dell Inc.
    • General Mills
    • McNeil Consumer HealthCare
    • Quiksilver, Inc.
    • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Skechers