In an increasingly global economy, O’Melveny helps clients navigate the legal issues that arise while doing business—no matter where they are.

With extensive and longstanding connections to the government, we have a special insight into the political trends, policymaking agendas, and pitfalls confronting clients. Our partners include former top White House officials such as President Obama’s national security advisor, President Obama’s cabinet secretary, and President Reagan’s White House counsel, in addition to former top attorneys at the Department of Justice, the Commerce Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and key House and Senate Committees, among other government agencies.

  • President Barack Obama hailed our partner Tom Donilon as “one of the most effective national security advisors our country has ever had.”
  • Chambers USA notes that our partner Ted Kassinger “brings to private practice the political insight gained during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce.”
  • Our Partner Steve Olson served as Executive Director of SelectUSA, President Barack Obama’s initiative to attract increased investment in the United States by international businesses.
  • Our Congressional Investigations practice specializes in responding to Congressional supboenas, preparing clients to testify before Congressional committees, managing public relations, political strategy and collateral litigation, and representing members in ethics inquiries and related criminal investigations.