The National Law Journal: From SCOTUS to the Classroom, Dreeben Makes an Impact

January 30, 2020

The National Law Journal interviewed partner Michael Dreeben, a former US Deputy Solicitor General who joined the firm in January as a member of both the appellate and white collar practice groups.

“The spirit and ethos at O’Melveny is one of collegial support and intellectual engagement, and I consistently found in my meetings with the O’Melveny partners, counsel and associates that enthusiasm for the law, that sense of collaborative work to produce the best possible product and to have fun while doing it,” Dreeben said of his choice to join the firm.

Dreeben also commented on the parallels between his public service career and new practice. “Of course it’s important to have the perspective of one’s clients in mind, and, as a lawyer for the government, I was responsible for the overarching coherence of the United States’ legal position in criminal cases across a range of prosecutions,” he said. “As an advocate on behalf of private clients, my job will be to zealously serve their interests, and that is the primary mission of a lawyer who has a client in private practice.”

Read the full article here.