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O'Melveny's Success in Garnering Dismissal of Temporary Restraining Order Against United Air Lines, Inc. Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Law360September 30, 2011 O’Melveny & Myers' successful representation of United Air Lines, Inc. in preventing the last-minute effort of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing pilots at United, to derail a key phase of United's revision of flight operations procedures in connection with United's merger with Continental Airlines, Inc. (Continental) was the subject of two articles published on September 29, 2011, in Bloomberg Businessweek and Law360, respectively. One day before the new flight operations policies and procedures were to go into effect on Friday, September 30, 2011, a federal judge issued an order refusing to grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) to ALPA.
The multi-office team, which worked around the clock with the client to defeat ALPA's request for a TRO, included partners Robert Siegel, who argued the case before the District Court, and Chris Hollinger, counsel Sarah Stofferahn, and associates Anthony DiLello, Matthew Damm, and Meghann Hiscocks.
The Firm’s representation of United was featured in the Bloomberg Businessweek article “United Pilots Lose Bid to Delay Operating Rules in 2010 Continental Merger,” and the Law360 article “United-Continental Flight Merger OKed Despite Pilot Fears.”