The AmLaw Daily Notes O’Melveny’s Role in Report on American Airlines-US Airways Merger Developments
April 01, 2013
The Am Law Daily’s March 29, 2013, article “The Bankruptcy Files: AMR-US Airways Merger Seeks Liftoff” covers the latest developments in the proposed US$11 billion merger between US Airways Group and American Airlines first announced in February. According to the report, a US bankruptcy judge in Manhattan recently approved the merger, paving the way for the proposal to continue on for approval by US Airways shareholders and the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division. The article notes that O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Robert Siegel, who is leading a team from the firm advising US Airways pilots, spoke earlier this month with The Am Law Daily sibling publication Corporate Counsel ("Behind the Scenes of the American Airlines/US Airways Merger Talks," March 6, 2013) about how agreements between unions representing both airlines' employees helped push the merger deal closer to completion. Siegel is a member of O’Melveny’s Labor and Employment Practice and resides in the Firm’s Los Angeles office.