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One Hundred O’Melveny Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America ® 2024

August 17, 2023


NEW YORK—August 17, 2023—One hundred O’Melveny lawyers across 48 practice areas have been recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®. O’Melveny received a total of 157 rankings and 36 lawyers were listed in two or more categories.

The guide named O’Melveny partners Timothy Durst, Jeffrey Fisher, Phillip Oldham, and Michael Yoder as “Lawyers of the Year” for receiving the highest peer feedback in a specific practice area and geographic region.

O’Melveny counsel Waqas Akmal, Christopher Cash, Cailey Cavanaugh, Zachary Dekel, Austin Elder, Craig Gibson, Nick Hendrix, Vino Jayaraman, Michael McMillin, Edward Osher, Brian Quinn, Andrew Weisberg, and Megan Whisler, and associates Alexis Fasig and Christina Marti were honored with the publication’s “Ones to Watch” distinction, which recognizes lawyers who have been in private practice fewer than 10 years.

Recognition by Best Lawyers ® is based on peer review, with a methodology designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

The following O’Melveny lawyers are recognized in the 2024 guide, with multiple category winners noted accordingly:

Waqas Akmal

Danny Ashby (2)

Shannon Barrett

Jeff Baxter

Will S. Becker

Robert Blashek

T. Hale Boggs

Daniel Bookin (3)

James Bowman

Brian Boyle

Sharon Bunzel

Laura Burson (2)

Bradley J. Butwin

Christopher B. Cash

Cailey Cavanaugh (2)

Martin S. Checov

Apalla U. Chopra (3)

Ryan Cicero

Matthew W. Close

Katie Coleman (3)

Lindsay Conner

Zachary Dekel

George Demos

Maria DiConza

Scott Drake (2)

Michael Dreeben (2)

Timothy Durst (6)

Michelle Earley

David Eberhart (2)

Austin Elder

Alexis Fasig

Jeffrey Fisher (2)

Andrew Frackman

Peter Friedman (2)

Andrew Geist (3)

Craig A. Gibson

Richard B. Goetz

Steven Grossman (2)

Jonathan Hacker

Benjamin B. Hallmark (2)

Michael Hamilton

Howard E. Heiss (2)

Nick Hendrix (3)

Gregory Jacob

Jack Jacobsen (2)

Wayne Jacobsen

Vino Jayaraman

Garrett Johnston

Evan Jones

Aparna B. Joshi

David Kirman

Christina Martin (2)

Russell McGlothlin (2)

Michael McMillin

Kelly McTigue (2)

Luc Moritz

Jeff Norton

Phillip G. Oldham (5)

Steven J. Olson

Edward H. Osher

Amy S. Park (3)

Lisa Pensabene

Mark Peterson

Daniel Petrocelli (2)

Robert Plesnarski

Anna Pletcher

Brian Quinn

John J. Rapisardi (3)

Whit Roberts (2)

Eric Rothenberg

Travis Sales

Mark A. Samuels (3)

Hassen Sayeed

Jason Schumacher

Nexus Sea

Ryan Sears

Paul Sieben

Luann Simmons (2)

Benjamin Singer

David Smith

Darin Snyder (3)

Sabrina Strong

Louis R. Strubeck (2)

Damali Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Henry C. Thumann

Steven Torello (2)

Michael Tubach (2)

Rex D. VanMiddlesworth (4)

Meaghan VerGow

Doug Wabner (2)

Steve Warren

Andrew Weisberg

Megan Whisler (2)

Greg Wilkes

Kimberly Williams

Brett J. Williamson

Michael Yoder (4)

Geoff Yost

Andrew Young

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

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