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O’Melveny Again Takes Top Spot in The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associates Survey

August 22, 2023


NEW YORK—August 22, 2023—O’Melveny ranked #1 for associate satisfaction in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Midlevel Associates Survey of more than 70 law firms nationwide—the second time in just four years that the firm has placed first, and the firm’s ninth consecutive appearance in the top four.

In regional office rankings, associates selected O’Melveny #1 in Century City, Dallas, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. The firm’s Los Angeles office was ranked #2 and the New York office #4.

For the fourth year in a row, O’Melveny took the top spot for technology, reflecting the firm’s remarkable success in supporting its lawyers and business professionals in the hybrid work environment. Associates also rated the firm highly for the value it places on pro bono work, how well partners and associates work together, and how interesting and important associates’ work is.

Each year The American Lawyer surveys third-, fourth-, and fifth-level associates on aspects of job satisfaction, including work opportunities, compensation and benefits, training and guidance, and interaction with partners and other associates. This year O’Melveny associates had a 90.6% response rate, with 116 lawyers participating.

“We are so proud of these rankings, which reflect the culture of collaboration we have built together and that we continually work to enhance,” said O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin. “Our associates are vital to our success. And by supporting, engaging, developing, and above all, listening to our people, we strive to create an even more enriching and welcoming work environment.”

The American Lawyer Midlevel Survey adds to the wave of accolades that the firm has garnered for the inclusive and supportive culture it fosters. The firm recently earned the #7 spot on The American Lawyer’s “A-List”, a measure of holistic excellence in the legal industry. In addition, for the ninth year in a row, the firm was named one of the nation’s Top Three “Best Law Firms To Work For” in Vault’s annual survey, which rates culture, wellness, racial and ethnic diversity, and overall diversity.

About O’Melveny

It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. Across sectors and borders, in board rooms and courtrooms, we measure our success by yours. And in our interactions, we commit to making your O’Melveny experience as satisfying as the outcomes we help you achieve. Our greatest accomplishment is ensuring that you never have to choose between premier lawyering and exceptional service. So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at www.omm.com; read our Insights 2023 report; learn more in our firm at-a-glance; and find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


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

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