O’Melveny’s Siegel, Labor and Employment Group Profiled in Corporate Counsel for Role in Airline Merger

March 06, 2013 Corporate Counsel’s March 6, 2013, article “Behind the Scenes of the American Airlines/US Airways Merger Talks” featured O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Bob Siegel and Chris Hollinger for their roles in the labor negotiations in the recently announced US Airways and American Airlines merger. This merger was unique because the pilot’s unions at both carriers reached a joint labor agreement before the merger was announced through negotiations with both unions, both airline carriers, and the bankruptcy creditor, according to the article. "This deal culminated after a fairly dramatic, two-week, round-the-clock, multi-party negotiating process in a room in Dallas over the Christmas [holidays],” Siegel said in the article. “It’s tough enough when there are two sides negotiating, but with five . . . Let’s just say we went through a lot of human drama. In the end, it was extremely gratifying.”