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O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2021

June 28, 2021


LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2021—O’Melveny’s leading practices and lawyers have been recognized by the 2021 edition of The Legal 500: United States, a guide to the US legal market.

The Legal 500 recognized 9 lawyers in its “Hall of Fame,” which highlights individuals who are “at the pinnacle of the profession” and who have “received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.” This year’s “Hall of Fame” designees are Brian Anderson, Brian Boyle, Apalla Chopra, Walter Dellinger, Richard Goetz, Luc Moritz, Daniel Petrocelli, John Rapisardi, and Tancred Schiavoni.

This year’s guide also ranks the firm in 40 practice areas and recognizes 20 individuals as “leading” or “next generation” lawyers. The Legal 500 defines “leading” lawyers as those viewed as “stand out partners.” Its “next generation” designation recognizes “up-and-coming” lawyers.

In its special feature on “Leading Trial Lawyers,” the Legal 500 once again highlighted Daniel Petrocelli, chair of O’Melveny’s Trial Practice Committee. The Legal 500 hailed Petrocelli’s “phenomenal reputation in media and entertainment disputes,” noting his recent complete victory for HBO, Top Rank and Manny Pacquiao, among other high-profile disputes.

The Legal 500 series provides independent commentary on leading law firms and lawyers in more than 90 countries. Rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivaled experience in the legal market.

The following are O’Melveny’s leading and next generation US lawyers and ranked practice areas for 2021. The firm’s full rankings are available here.

Hall of Fame

Brian Anderson
Brian Boyle
Apalla Chopra
Walter Dellinger
Richard Goetz
Luc Moritz
Daniel Petrocelli
John Rapisardi
Tancred Schiavoni

Leading Lawyers

Seth Aronson
Junaid Chida
Jeffrey Fisher
Jonathan Hacker
Daniel Petrocelli
Eric Rothenberg
Jonathan Rosenberg
Robert Siegel
Bruce Tobey

Next Generation

Jared Bartie
Scott Elliott
Ross Galin
Susannah Howard
Lisa Pensabene
Katrina Robson
Hassen Sayeed
Silvia Vannini
Meaghan VerGow
Joseph Zujkowski

Tier 1 Practices

ERISA Litigation
Insurance: Advice to Insurers
Leading Trial Lawyers
Media & Entertainment: Litigation
Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Tier 2 Practices

Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
Environment: Transactional
Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal
Securities Litigation: Defense
Trade Secrets (Litigation & Non-Contentious Matters)
Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal)

Tier 3 Practices

Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
General Commercial Disputes
Healthcare: Health Insurers
Labor-Management Relations
M&A: Middle-Market ($500 M - $999 M)
Product Liability, Mass Torts and Class Action - Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)
Transport: Aviation & Airtravel - Litigation & Regulation
US Taxes: Non-Contentious
Appellate: Courts of Appeals
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates
Project Finance: Advice to Lenders
Project Finance: Advice to Sponsors

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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