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O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2023

June 13, 2023


LOS ANGELES—June 13, 2023—O’Melveny’s leading practices and lawyers have been recognized for their excellence by the 2023 edition of The Legal 500: United States, a guide to the US legal market.

This year’s guide ranked the firm across 42 practice areas, with five practices receiving Tier 1 rankings and nine practices receiving Tier 2 rankings. O’Melveny was also recognized as a “Firm to Watch” for both Aviation & Airtravel—Finance; and Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas.

The Legal 500 recognized eight 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 David Almeling, Brian Boyle, Apalla Chopra, Richard Goetz, Luc Moritz, Daniel Petrocelli, John Rapisardi, and Tancred Schiavoni.

This year’s guide recognized 16 O’Melveny partners as “Leading Lawyers,” defined by The Legal 500 as “stand out partners.” In addition, seven O’Melveny lawyers were identified as “Next Generation” lawyers and four 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 2023.

Hall of Fame

David Almeling

Brian Boyle

Apalla Chopra

Richard Goetz

Luc Moritz

Daniel Petrocelli

John Rapisardi

Tancred Schiavoni

Leading Lawyers

Eric Amdursky

Steve Brody

Junaid Chida

Lindsay Conner

M. Elizabeth Dubeck

Jeffrey Fisher

Jonathan Hacker

Greta Lichtenbaum

Daniel Petrocelli

Jonathan Rosenberg

Eric Rothenberg

John Rousakis

Robert Siegel

Ian Simmons

Darin Snyder

Sean D. Trainor

Next Generation

Susannah Howard

Aparna Joshi

Anton Metlitsky

Hassen Sayeed

Amy Siegel

Silvia Vannini

Meaghan VerGow

Rising Stars

Zoheb Noorani

Janine Panchok-Berry

David Ribner

Alexander Roberts

Tier 1 Practices

ERISA Litigation

Insurance: Advice to Insurers

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

State Attorneys General

Trade Secrets (Litigation & Non-Contentious Matters)

Tier 2 Practices

Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal)

Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense

Environment: Transactional

Healthcare: Health Insurers

Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

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



Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power

General Commercial Disputes

International Trade: CFIUS

Labor-Management Relations

Leading Trial Lawyers

Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage)

Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)

Project Finance: Energy and Power

Project Finance: Infrastructure and PPP

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Automotive/Transport

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Toxic Tort


Transport: Aviation & Airtravel – 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

Energy Regulation: Electric Power

Financial Services Litigation

Healthcare: Life Sciences

Merger Control

Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate

Firms to Watch

Aviation & Airtravel – Finance

Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

About O’Melveny

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

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