O'Melveny 2022 Class Notes

7 O’Melveny & Myers LLP I omm.com in 2021 for maintaining mission operations and ensuring staff safety following the New Year’s Eve attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad. MICHELLE EARLEY (CLASS OF 1997) joined O’Melveny as Partner in the Austin Office. DAVID LEVISS (CLASS OF 1997) took on a new role as Associate General Counsel of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. David will report directly to the SEC’s General Counsel and its Chair, and he will advise the SEC on internal investigations and oversight inquiries. This is a return to the federal government for David, who served as a DOJ trial attorney early in his career and then as Chief Oversight Counsel for the US House Energy and Commerce Committee. In the latter role, he was responsible for all oversight investigations of federal agencies and the private sector within the scope of the Committee’s broad jurisdiction. As a member of O’Melveny’s Health Care and White Collar Groups since 2011, David has continued to deepen that experience by representing clients in high-profile investigations, including congressional inquiries. SIDDHARTH RAJA (CLASS OF 1997) recently merged his corporate M&A team and practice with the leading PE/VC Indian Law Firm, VERTICES PARTNERS (www.verticespartners.com), becoming that Firm’s Senior Partner, based in its Bangalore office, in Southern India. KATHY STROBOS (CLASS OF 1996) published two romantic comedy books in 2022. Caper Crush and A Scavenger Hunt for Hearts are set in New York City with an artist protagonist. Caper Crush was recently named as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition. ANDREW B. YOUNG (CLASS OF 1996) joined O’Melveny as Partner in the Washington, DC office. 1997 SEAN BURTON (CLASS OF 1997), CEO of Cityview, was appointed by President Biden to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors and was confirmed by the US Senate in October. Previously, Sean served for eight years as President of the Board of Airport Commissioners in Los Angeles, which oversees the LAX and Van Nuys airports. JOHN CARDENAS (CLASS OF 1997) was promoted to the rank of Minister Counselor in the US Senior Foreign Service. He recently completed a three-year assignment in Iraq where he received the US Agency for International Development (USAID) award for heroism Classes