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O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2022

June 14, 2022


LOS ANGELES—June 14, 2022—O’Melveny’s leading practices and lawyers have been recognized for their excellence by the 2022 edition of The Legal 500: United States, a guide to the US legal market.

This year’s guide ranked the firm in 38 practice areas.

The Legal 500 recognized 7 O’Melveny partners in its “Hall of Fame,” which highlights lawyers 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 partners Brian Boyle, Apalla Chopra, Richard Goetz, Luc Moritz, Daniel Petrocelli, John Rapisardi, and Tancred Schiavoni.

This year’s guide recognized 15 O’Melveny partners as “Leading Lawyers,” defined by The Legal 500 as “stand out partners.” In addition, 7 O’Melveny lawyers were identified as “Next Generation” lawyers and 5 were lauded as “Rising Stars.”

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 Hall of Fame, Leading Lawyers, Next Generation, and Rising Stars US lawyers and ranked practice areas for 2022. The firm’s full rankings are available here.

Hall of Fame

Brian Boyle

Apalla Chopra

Richard Goetz

Luc Moritz

Daniel Petrocelli

John Rapisardi

Tancred Schiavoni

Leading Lawyers

David Almeling

Eric Amdursky

Seth Aronson

Steve Brody

Junaid Chida

Lindsay Conner

M. Elizabeth Dubeck

Jeffrey Fisher

Jonathan Hacker

Greta Lichtenbaum

Daniel Petrocelli

Jonathan Rosenberg

Eric Rothenberg

Robert Siegel

Bruce Tobey

Next Generation

Susannah Howard

Anton Metlitsky

Katrina Robson

Hassen Sayeed

Silvia Vannini

Meaghan VerGow

Joseph Zujkowski

Rising Stars

Zoheb Noorani

Janine Panchok-Berry

David Ribner

Alexander Roberts

Evie Whiting

Tier 1 Practices

ERISA Litigation

Insurance: Advice to Insurers

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Trade Secrets (Litigation & Non-Contentious Matters)

Tier 2 Practices

Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal)

Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power

Environment: Transactional

Healthcare: Health Insurers

Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense

Leading Trial Lawyers

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal

Securities Litigation: Defense

Tier 3 Practices

Appellate: Courts of Appeals


Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense


General Commercial Disputes

Labor-Management Relations

Product Liability, Mass Torts and Class Action - Defense: Automotive/Transport

Product Liability, Mass Torts and Class Action - Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)

Project Finance: Advice to Lenders

Project Finance: Advice to Sponsors


Transport: Aviation & Air Travel - Litigation & Regulation

US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Tier 4 Practices

Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates

Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional

Financial Services Litigation

Healthcare: Life Sciences

International Trade

Merger Control

Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage)

Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate

Trademarks: Litigation

Firms to Watch

Energy Regulation: Conventional

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

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