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LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles to Honor O’Melveny with Inaugural Partner of the Year Award

March 7, 2018


Los Angeles—March 7, 2018—The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles recognized O’Melveny with its inaugural 2018 Corporate/Government Partner of the Year Award. The LGBT Bar Association will present O’Melveny with the award at its annual gala on April 13, 2018.

The gala will also honor Gavin Grimm, who as a high school student filed a lawsuit against his local school board that ultimately led to a landmark trans rights ruling in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Bet Tzedek, which provides free legal services to low-income individuals.

The Corporate/Government Partner of the Year Award recognizes a community partner that exemplifies, supports, and advances the values and goals of the LGBT Bar Association, including advocating for equal rights for LGBT lawyers, supporting the LGBT community, and advancing LGBT law students and lawyers in the profession. O’Melveny was honored for its LGBT-friendly policies, benefits, active employee networks, recruiting efforts, and culture, as well its pro bono efforts on behalf of LGBT causes.

“We are extremely proud to receive the Corporate/Government Partner of the Year Award,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Engagement. “At O’Melveny we are committed to offering a truly inclusive environment where LGBT attorneys are welcome to openly bring their whole selves to work and have successful and fulfilling careers and where all attorneys can choose to work together for the equal rights of LGBT lawyers and people.”

O’Melveny is consistently rated as a top place to work for LGBT lawyers. In the 2018 Vault Survey, O’Melveny ranked 1st for overall culture and 3rd among best firms for LGBT individuals. For the fifth year in a row, we received a 100 percent rating on HRC’s Equality Index.

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Christine M. Till
O’Melveny & Myers LLP