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Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Grows Dallas Footprint With Five Locke Lord Partners

January 19, 2022

O’Melveny & Myers LLP has deepened its presence in Texas with the addition of a five-person corporate team. Former Locke Lord partners Richard Whitfield “Whit” Roberts, Jack Jacobsen, Jason Schumacher, Will Becker, and Christine “Chrissy” Williford Metcalf joined O’Melveny’s Dallas office as partners. “The firm has earned and received accolades and awards for how it serves clients, how it works as a firm together, and how it treats its people,” Roberts said. “We’ve known about O’Melveny’s reputation, but we really noticed last summer, when in Dallas, there were a number of practitioners who were top of the bar in their practice, who had been at their firm for their entire career, and they decided to come to O’Melveny’s Dallas office.” O’Melveny now has 15 partners in the Lone Star State after launching offices in both Austin and Dallas last June. “This was just a tremendous opportunity to add not only leading lawyers, but more importantly, great people who share our values, who give back to the community and who are in areas that are strategic,” O’Melveny chair Brad Butwin said.

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