O’Melveny Worldwide

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Key Contacts
Bendita Malakia
Director of Diversity and Engagement
LaNitra Webb
Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Mallory Wakida
Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Accountability

Accountability

At O’Melveny we know there is no DE&I success without governance and accountability. The entire firm knows that DE&I priorities are top-of-mind—ones every colleague has a responsibility to work toward.

Enhancements to Our DE&I Strategy: The Redesign Project

Enhancements to Our DE&I Strategy: The Redesign Project

We continually iterate upon our DE&I Strategy. In 2021, the firm undertook a comprehensive DE&I initiative: The Redesign Project. Tasked with reviewing the design and operation of the firm’s key internal programs and processes, we identified nuanced adjustments and modifications that strengthened DE&I throughout the career journey of our O’Melveny colleagues.

Employee Networks

Employee Networks

O’Melveny has over 30 Employee Networks around the globe focused on identity, including age/stage, first generation, gender, LGBTQ+, parenting, race/ethnicity, and religion. The Networks organize professional and client development activities, do community outreach, assist with recruiting, and enjoy social and professional functions.

DE&I Programming

DE&I Programming

Alongside routine and timely programming from our 30+ Employee Networks, on an annual basis, O’Melveny commemorates Embracing Diversity and Values Day. On this day, the entire firm celebrates the critical importance of diversity and inclusion to our core values. 

DE&I Education

DE&I Education

At O’Melveny we strive to learn, grow, and evolve with the world around us. Every year we have mandatory DE&I education: in 2022, the focus was implicit bias. In 2023, it is Inclusive Leadership for our attorneys and people managers and Inclusive Culture for the rest of the firm.