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O’Melveny’s Addition of US Federal Prosecutor Ronald Cheng Noted by Multiple Publications

March 06, 2015 O’Melveny & Myers’ recent announcement that US federal prosecutor Ronald L. Cheng will join the Firm as a partner in the White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations Group in Los Angeles and Hong Kong was covered by several publications, including Asian Legal Business, Daily Journal, Law360, and The Recorder.

Cheng spent 20 years as a federal prosecutor.  He was most recently a key member of the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he focused on criminal activity arising out of the Asia-Pacific region.

"A large part of what attracted me to the Firm is its commitment to Asia," Cheng said in The Recorder’s March 3, 2015, article “Cybercrime Prosecutor Heads Back to O’Melveny.”

“[Ron] adds to our bench of seasoned, versatile Southern California litigators, and he brings additional firepower to our global data privacy and cybersecurity capabilities,” O’Melveny Chair Brad Butwin said in Law360’s March 3 article “O’Melveny Lands Cybersecurity Expert For White Collar Group.”

In Daily Journal’s March 4 article “Federal Prosecutor, China Expert To Leave for O'Melveny,” White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations practice leader Daniel Bookin highlighted Cheng’s unique background in areas of key concern for many international companies.  "If you ask any general counsel at a company that has an international profile what their two biggest concerns are, it's cybersecurity and doing business in China," Bookin said.  "And those two areas of concern are right in Ron's wheelhouse."