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O’Melveny Again Receives Morgan Stanley Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award

October 28, 2022


NEW YORK—October 28, 2022—O’Melveny has been recognized as the 2022 recipient of Morgan Stanley’s Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award. This marks the second time Morgan Stanley has selected O’Melveny for this distinction, with the firm previously receiving the award in 2018.

The Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award is presented to a law firm that has demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession by expanding opportunities for underrepresented attorneys in the areas of recruitment, retention, advancement, promotion, career development, and access and exposure to partners and clients. Morgan Stanley evaluated nearly 50 firms to determine this year’s award recipient.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized with Morgan Stanley’s Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award,” said O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin. “Diversity is at the center of everything we do, from hiring and mentoring to creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable and empowered. While we take pride in what we have achieved so far, we know that diversity and inclusion are works in progress and always will be. As our profession, our firm, and our clients evolve, so must we.”

In honoring O’Melveny, Morgan Stanley acknowledged the firm’s achievements across a range of metrics, including an increase in the number of underrepresented attorneys working on its matters. Morgan Stanley also lauded O’Melveny for hiring and promoting diverse talent, noting that women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ attorneys make up:

  • 50% of Department Heads
  • 46% of Policy Committee members
  • 78% of U.S. Office Managing Partners
  • 50% of Partner Admissions Committee members
  • 67% of Hiring Partners
  • 70% of promoted U.S. partners since 2015
  • Over 30% of lateral partner hires since 2017

“This is an enormous honor and we could not be more proud,” said Pamela A. Miller, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Financial Services Practice. “We are so grateful to Morgan Stanley for its continued partnership on these issues. With Morgan Stanley’s active encouragement and support, we have developed a deep, diverse team of extraordinary lawyers who work on Morgan Stanley’s most complex matters, demonstrating that diverse teams deliver exceptional legal results.”

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Brandon Jacobsen
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
+1 213 430 8024

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