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The American Lawyer Recognizes Leah Godesky as a “Young Lawyer of the Year”

October 4, 2021


CENTURY CITY—October 4, 2021—The American Lawyer has named O’Melveny partner Leah Godesky as one of The American Lawyer’s 2021 “Young Lawyers of the Year.”

Godesky is one of just six lawyers under the age of 40 recognized by The American Lawyer for making “an impact on their organization, the profession, clients or beyond through their work, service to the law firm, service to the industry or service to the community.”

As one of the nation’s premiere trial lawyers, Godesky has built a high-profile practice representing an array of clients in headline-making litigation, including Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kesha, media and entertainment icon Twentieth Century Fox, and insurance giant Chubb.

Godesky is also a committed champion for crucial social causes and a tireless advocate for pro bono clients. Throughout 2020, Leah won numerous reproductive rights cases while working with the ACLU to challenge the constitutionality of state abortion statutes in Kentucky and Arkansas, helping to ensure continued access to safe, affordable, and high-quality reproductive healthcare for women. These hard-fought victories garnered international headlines and have far-reaching implications for women nationwide.

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Brandon Jacobsen
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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