O'Melveny 2022 Class Notes

12 O’Melveny & Myers LLP I omm.com ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ (CLASS OF 2009) was promoted to Partner at O’Melveny, effective January 2023. Recommended by The Legal 500 US and recognized among the “Top Lawyers Under 40” in the US by the Hispanic National Bar Association, Esteban Rodriguez defends life sciences companies in government investigations and complex, multijurisdictional matters alleging product liability, false advertising, unfair competition, and other consumer fraud claims. He has had leading roles on multiple trial teams and helped build the foundation for O’Melveny’s successful defense of Johnson & Johnson in nationwide litigation over its opioid medications. In 2019, Esteban received O’Melveny’s Warren Christopher Values Award. He earned his law degree from Stanford University, and served as Senior Editor for the Stanford Law & Policy Review and President of the Stanford Latinx Law Students Association. Esteban was also recognized as a 2022 “Top Latino Lawyer” by Latino Leaders Magazine. JILLIAN WEINSTEIN (CLASS OF 2009) was promoted to Partner at O’Melveny, effective January 2023. As O’Melveny’s Assistant General Counsel, Jillian is lawyer to the firm’s lawyers and management, advising on a vast array of matters, including client intake and conflicts; policy development and compliance; data controls; and daily HR counseling. Since 2020, Jillian has also served as O’Melveny’s de facto public safety officer, helping the firm stay on top of shifting COVID-19 public health and safety mandates. Jillian previously practiced as an O’Melveny litigator, representing public and private companies in a variety of complex civil, employment, and labor matters. In 2020, she received the firm’s Warren Christopher Values Award. Jillian earned her law degree magna cum laude from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. 2009 CRAIG GIBSON (CLASS OF 2009) joined O’Melveny as Counsel in the New York office. LEAH GODESKY (CLASS OF 2009) became Hiring Partner in the Century City office for O’Melveny, and is the new Assistant Secretary of the Policy Committee. Leah was honored by Billboard as 2022 “Top Music Lawyer.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recognized Leah in 2022 with its inaugural Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, which honors the “tremendous pro bono support the ACLU receives from law firms and solo practitioners, without whom many of its goals would be unreachable.” GARRETT JOHNSTON (CLASS OF 2009) joined O’Melveny as Partner in the Houston office. CHRISSY METCALF (CLASS OF 2009) joined O’Melveny as Partner in the Dallas office, where she serves as Office Head. She was named to D Magazine’s 2022 list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” which honors the top lawyers in Dallas as chosen by their peers. DEANNA RICE (CLASS OF 2009) was promoted to Partner at O’Melveny, effective January 2023. Deanna is a skilled advocate in the burgeoning area of ERISA litigation, with a well-recognized command of complex and high-stakes ERISA fiduciary breach actions. Recommended by The Legal 500 US for ERISA Litigation, Deanna possesses first-rate knowledge of the case law and regulations that embody ERISA’s fiduciary compliance structure, and has played a key role in obtaining landmark decisions that continue to influence litigation in the space. Also active in the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice, Deanna argued before the United States Supreme Court in Overton v. US, a case involving the obligation of prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense, and has authored appellate briefs on a wide range of subjects. Deanna obtained her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review. Classes