O’Melveny Leads External Investigation for Claremont McKenna College into Allegations of Admission Statistics Tampering

May 02, 2012

O’Melveny & Myers LLP partners Apalla Chopra and Carolyn Kubota led the external investigation for Claremont McKenna College into allegations that its former vice president for admission and financial aid exaggerated freshman SAT scores and other statistics to boost the school’s national rankings. The findings of the widely covered report determined the former administration employee acted alone. Despite the findings, Claremont McKenna maintained its status as the ninth-best liberal arts college in the country, according to US News & World Report. Details of O’Melveny’s involvement garnered national media attention in numerous outlets including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Reuters, and USA Today.