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White House Go-To Adviser Tom Donilon Comes Back to O’Melveny: WSJ, AmLaw, NLJ

May 21, 2014 Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon’s return to O’Melveny & Myers this month has attracted media attention from a number of outlets for his extensive political career. The Wall Street Journal reports in its May 18, 2014, “Comings & Goings” that Donilon served in the administrations of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and began his legal career at the firm in 1985. The American Lawyer’s May 16, 2014, “The Churn” highlights some of Donilon’s “memorable moments,” including “the successful Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011.” The National Law Journal went into even more detail in its May 19, 2014, “O’Melveny Rehires Donilon,” calling him a “top political mind in the administration throughout the hunt for Osama bin Laden,” and more. The article goes on to quote Donilon about how his government work will shape his guidance to clients. "The legal business changes and evolves but, at its core, my life has really been focused on counseling and managing complex issues," Donilon said to the National Law JournalThe Deal Pipeline also talked about Donilon’s career, which began as an O’Melveny associate in 1985 where he “practiced as a partner representing clients on governance, legal, regulatory and policy matters.”