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Los Angeles Business Journal Names Chopra its Labor & Employment Firm Attorney of the Year

October 29, 2018


LOS ANGELES—October 29, 2018—The Los Angeles Business Journal selected O’Melveny partner Apalla Chopra as its Labor & Employment Firm Attorney of the Year. Chopra was named among “a select group of premier business law practitioners,” whom the publication dubbed, “Leaders in Law.” The LABJ honored Chopra and others earlier this month at its Leaders in Law Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles.

“Leaders in Law” also featured O’Melveny Entertainment, Sports, and Media Practice co-chairs Matthew Erramouspe and Bruce Tobey, who were named as finalists. The LABJ noted Erramouspe’s place at “the forefront of the increased cooperation between the US and China in the entertainment and media sectors,” and described Tobey as a “go-to lawyer for entertainment giants like Sony, Paramount and Lionsgate.”

The LABJ noted that Chopra, chair of O’Melveny’s Labor and Employment Practice and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, “specializes in litigating complex multi-plaintiff and class action discrimination and wage and hour cases.” The publication also cited her broad experience, spanning cases involving employee allegations of invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, and discrimination based on age, race, gender, national origin, physical handicap, and related matters. Chopra, the LABJ reported, “is among a handful of lawyers colleges and universities turn to for their most complex and high profile legal challenges, including Title IX and Clery Act investigations and follow-on litigation into institutions’ handling of sexual assault allegations, and is handling many of the country’s high-profile workplace misconduct investigations and claims related to the #metoo movement.”

“I’m extremely honored to receive this recognition from the LABJ,” said Chopra. “With employment practices under greater scrutiny than ever, it’s critical that employers take the necessary steps to comply with the law. I will continue to guide my clients as they work to ensure safe workplaces that reflect their values.”

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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