Human Resource Executive: A Firm Commitment to Culture

October 22, 2018

O’Melveny is profiled in this feature story for its industry-leading culture and work environment. The firm “defies the odds” of the legal field by investing in its people and their professional development. In Vault’s 2019 rankings, O’Melveny was rated the best firm to work for and clinched the #1 spot for associate/partner relations; firm culture; hours; informal training, mentoring and sponsorship; quality of work; satisfaction; transparency; diversity for individuals with disabilities; and summer associate program. 

“We have a distinctly positive culture,” says Michelle Egan, the firm’s managing director for talent development. “We’re about people and back it up with our programs.” 

O’Melveny’s suite of programs focused on helping its people excel includes a career-success program, which helps attorneys at any stage in their career look ahead, and upward reviews, a biennial opportunity for attorneys to review their supervisors and the firm across multiple areas.

This past spring, the firm invited 100 of its minority and women associates to its first diversity and inclusion academy, which featured speakers and interactive sessions focusing on what they can do to stand out, gain confidence, and improve communication. Likewise, its six-year-old Bridges program enables people to take up to two years of unpaid leave to pursue other interests, such as raising a family.

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