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The Legal 500 US 2019 Recognizes O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers

June 6, 2019


LOS ANGELES—June 6, 2019—O’Melveny’s leading practices and lawyers have been highly ranked in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500: United States, a guide to the US legal market.

This year’s guide ranks the firm in 40 practice areas and recognizes 19 individuals as “leading” or “next generation” lawyers.

The Legal 500 defines “leading” lawyers as those viewed as “stand out partners.” Its designation of “next generation” lawyers recognizes those viewed as “up-and-coming” associates and counsel.

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 called Petrocelli “one of the best litigators around,” noting his work representing 20th Century Fox in a claim against Netflix, among other high-profile matters.

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 2019. The firm’s full rankings are available here.

Leading Lawyers

Seth Aronson

Brian Boyle

Apalla Chopra

Matthew Erramouspe

Richard Goetz

Luc Moritz

Daniel Petrocelli

John Rapisardi

Jonathan Rosenberg

Eric Rothenberg

Tancred Schiavoni

Robert Siegel

Suzzane Uhland

Next Generation

Jared Bartie

Susannah Howard

Molly Lens

Zoheb Noorani

atrina Robson

Silvia Vannini

Tier 1

Dispute resolution - Leading trial lawyers

Media, Technology & Telecoms - Media and Entertainment: litigation

Media, Technology & Telecoms - Media and Entertainment: transactional

Tier 2

Antitrust - Cartel

Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: Defense

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense

Industry focus - Insurance: advice to insurers

Industry focus - Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Labor and employment - ERISA litigation

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

M&A: middle market ($500m-999m)

Tier 3

Antitrust - Merger control

Dispute resolution - Appellate - Supreme Court (federal and state) - Appellate - courts of appeals

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Dispute resolution - eDiscovery

Dispute resolution - General Commercial Disputes

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative

Industry focus - Environment: transactional

Industry focus - Healthcare: health insurers

Industry focus - Sport

Intellectual property - Copyright

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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