Our victories on behalf of clients regularly garner praise from top legal publications. The recognition we earned from American Lawyer Media alone over the past year, detailed below, is a testament to the exceptional dedication, preparation, and creativity we bring to every endeavor for our clients, all set within a firm culture that attracts the best lawyers and offers them abundant opportunities to showcase their talents.

For the eighth straight year, O’Melveny was named to The American Lawyer’s A-List, one of the legal industry’s most coveted honors. The firm moved up two spots to #7—its seventh time in the Top 10. The A-List reflects a holistic survey of law firm performance, with firms ranked on a combined assessment of revenue per lawyer, pro bono work, racial and gender diversity, and associate satisfaction. “When it comes to running a well-rounded law firm, leaders can’t treat issues such as profitability, diversity and pro bono individually,” AmLaw wrote. “To be their best, they have to think and operate holistically.”

National Litigation Department of the Year Runner-Up

The American Lawyer ranked O’Melveny second in the nation in its prestigious Litigation Department of the Year contest. Citing our distinctive performance in litigation “ripped from the headlines,” AmLaw created a “runner-up” category specifically to highlight our successes in one groundbreaking case after another. With this honor, O’Melveny remains one of only two firms to have been singled out for recognition—as a winner, runner-up, finalist, or honorable mention recipient—in every Litigation of Department of the Year contest since AmLaw launched the awards nearly two decades ago. Citing the firm's role in some of the year's most significant product liability matters. such as guiding Johnson & Johnson to trial in Oklahoma over its opioid products after other drug makers settled with the state, AmLaw also selected O'Melveny as a finalist for Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year.

California Litigation Department of the Year
“O’Melveny & Myers’ California team had an impact across the country, as it helped beat an antitrust challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner merger; secured an early win in the Johnson & Johnson opioid litigation; and set a new standard in the U.S. Supreme Court on the statute of limitations for securities class actions,” The American Lawyer wrote.
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DC Litigation Departments of the Year
O’Melveny took top honors in The National Law Journal’s “DC Litigation Departments of the Year” contest in the “General Litigation” category. “O’Melveny & Myers once again proved its mettle as a litigation machine. . .as the firm scored clean wins for top-billing clients in cases that could shape the business industry,” the NLJ observed.

Dealmakers of the Year

The American Lawyer named the O’Melveny team to its prestigious “Dealmakers of the Year” list, a special feature spotlighting the “lawyers whose work on mergers and acquisitions, financings, public offerings and more truly stands apart from the crowd.” As AmLaw observed, the team is on the “short list of go-to lawyers” when sports teams change hands.

Appellate Hot List

For the second consecutive year, O’Melveny was named to The National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List,” a highly selective honor recognizing 25 law firms that “won key matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals, staying true to their practice philosophies along the way.” Among other influential matters, NLJ cited the practice’s win in Jam v. International Finance Corp., in which it persuaded the Court to overturn decades of DC Circuit precedent construing a very important statute: the International Organization Immunities Act.