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O’Melveny Certified by Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Fourth Year in a Row

June 24, 2020


NEW YORK—June 24, 2020—For the fourth year in a row, O’Melveny has achieved a Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), once again affirming O’Melveny’s commitment to advancing women lawyers.

WILEF is dedicated to supporting women at the nation’s largest law firms and corporate law departments. The organization’s Gold Standard Certification program recognizes firms where leadership roles, compensation, and partnership meet a number of specific benchmarks.

WILEF certified O’Melveny among the nation’s top Gold Standard law firms based on O’Melveny achieving the following criteria:

  • 20% of equity partners or, alternatively, 33% of the attorneys becoming equity partners during the past twelve months are women;
  • 15% of firm and U.S. branch office heads are women;
  • 20% of the firm’s primary governance committee are women;
  • 20% of the firm’s compensation committee or its equivalent are women;
  • 10% of women equity partners are women of color or 4% of women equity partners are LGBT.

“We are proud to earn this recognition from WILEF once again,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director of Diversity and Engagement. “While there is still more work to do to improve gender diversity in the legal industry, we are making important strides. We are proud that five of O’Melveny’s seven US offices are now led by women, and that women comprised 50% percent of the U.S. promotions to partner in our newest partner class. Supporting and promoting women is not only good for our firm, it is good for our clients who are increasingly calling for more diverse staffing on the matters we handle for them.”

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
+1 212 326 2218