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O’Melveny Named One of Top Litigation Firms in US by The American Lawyer

January 04, 2012

The January 2012 edition of The American Lawyer names O’Melveny & Myers LLP as one of the top litigation firms in the country. O’Melveny is one of just two firms to have been named a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in the publication’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition each time the contest has been held. The recognition, and a profile of the O’Melveny’s litigation department, are featured in the magazine.

 

In the profile of the Firm, titled “Breadth and Depth,” The American Lawyer lauded the tenacity of O’Melveny’s litigation team, comparing the group to an all-purpose SUV. “O’Melveny’s litigation department is like one of those relentless Land Rover vehicles. Regardless of the obstacles in its path, or the bumpy terrain it encounters, the firm’s marquee practice keeps moving ahead,” Senior Writer Susan Beck wrote in the article.

 

The magazine took special note of O’Melveny’s many high-stakes victories for clients such as American International Group, Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. “From U.S. Supreme Court victories in cases of constitutional significance, to hard-fought trial wins, to tackling some of the biggest issues facing financial institutions, the firm’s dogged efforts continue to pay off,” said the article. The profile also includes praise from Firm clients. Said Timothy Mayopoulos, the general counsel of Fannie Mae, which uses O’Melveny for much of its major litigation, “I’m consistently highly impressed with the quality of people, their working style, and the values of the firm. It’s an exceptional group of people.”