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

Student Pipeline

Student Pipeline

We believe that we must foster the success of underserved populations, both long before law school, and during law school. 

Recruiting

Recruiting

In 2019, O’Melveny became the first US law firm to implement pymetrics, a cutting-edge assessment tool, into our recruiting process. Pymetrics evaluates candidates based on their potential, not their pedigree.

Retention

Retention

O’Melveny offers diversity-focused leadership academies to its women, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ attorneys.

DE&I Leadership Mentoring Program

DE&I Leadership Mentoring Program

To address requests from our underrepresented lawyers from the DE&I Leadership Academy and address the disproportionate attrition impacting racial/ethnic minorities in the legal industry at mid-level, and in alignment with commitments to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, our Chair launched the DE&I Leadership Mentoring Program in 2022.

Leadership Pipeline

Leadership Pipeline

O'Melveny also focuses on a carefully cultivated pipeline of underrepresented lawyers who grow to become our leaders.