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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 60 O’Melveny Lawyers and 31 Practices

May 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles—May 30, 2017—This year marks another strong showing for O’Melveny in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with 60 ranked lawyers and 31 recognitions for practice areas, including a top tier ranking for Antitrust: Cartel (Nationwide). The guide also ranks 12 O’Melveny lawyers in the top tier, with four ranked in Band One nationally.

The 12 O’Melveny lawyers ranked in the top tier include:

  • Seth Aronson: Litigation (California)
  • Robert Blashek: Tax (California)
  • Daniel Bookin: Litigation (California)
  • Richard Goetz: Insurance (California)
  • Theodore Kassinger: International Trade (Nationwide) 
  • Greta Lichtenbaum: International Trade (Nationwide) 
  • Richard G. Parker: Antitrust (District of Columbia & Nationwide)
  • Daniel Petrocelli: Litigation and Media & Entertainment (California)
  • Eric Rothenberg: Environment (New York)
  • Stephen Scharf: Media & Entertainment (California)
  • Tancred Schiavoni: Insurance (New York)
  • Michael Tubach: Antitrust (Nationwide)

Additionally, the guide names Walter Dellinger, Bob Eccles, and Richard Shutran “senior statesmen,” a special ranking given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Dellinger was recognized in the field of Appellate Law (Nationwide), Eccles in ERISA Litigation (Nationwide), and Shutran in Projects (Nationwide). Meanwhile, Gregory Jacob was named “up and coming,” a ranking given to lawyers at the forefront of their generation.

Firm Rankings

California:

  • Antitrust (Band 2)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Band 3)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 3)
  • Insurance: Insurer (Band 4)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 4)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)
  • Litigation: Securities (Band 2)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)
  • Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Band 2)
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional (Band 2)
  • Tax (Band 2)

District of Columbia:

  • Antitrust (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)

Nationwide:

  • Antitrust (Band 3)
  • Antitrust: Cartel (Band 1)
  • Appellate Law (Band 4)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)
  • ERISA Litigation (Band 2)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 2)
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Band 4)
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts (Band 5)
  • Projects: PPP (Band 3)
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Band 4)
  • Securities: Litigation (Band 4)

New York:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)
  • Environment: Mainly Transactional (Band 3)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 4)
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded (Band 2)
  • Litigation: Securities (Band 3) 

Individual Lawyers

Antitrust

California:

  • Chuck Diamond (Band 4)
  • Kenneth R. O’Rourke (Band 3)
  • Michael Tubach (Band 2)
  • District of Columbia:
  • Michael Antalics (Band 5)
  • Richard G. Parker (Band 1)
  • Ian Simmons (Band 4)

Nationwide:

  • Kenneth R. O’Rourke (Band 3)
  • Richard G. Parker (Band 1)
  • Michael Tubach (Band 1)

Appellate Law

Nationwide:

  • Walter Dellinger (Senior Statesman)
  • Jonathan Hacker (Band 3)

Banking & Finance

California:

Tom Baxter (Band 3)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

California:

  • Evan Jones (Band 4)
  • Steven Warren (Band 4)

District of Columbia:

  • Peter Friedman (Band 2)

Nationwide:

  • George Davis (Band 3)
  • John Rapisardi (Band 3)

New York:

  • George Davis (Band 2)
  • John Rapisardi (Band 2)
  • Suzzanne Uhland (Band 4)

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

California:

  • JP Motley (Band 3)

Nationwide:

  • Michael Schiavone (Band 3)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

California:

  • Wayne Jacobsen (Band 3)
  • Jeffrey Walbridge (Band 3)

Environment

California:

  • Martin McTigue (Band 3)

New York:

  • Eric Rothenberg (Band 1, 4)
  • John Rousakis (Recognized Practitioner)

ERISA Litigation

Nationwide:

  • Shannon Barrett (Band 3)
  • Brian Boyle (Band 2)
  • Bob Eccles (Senior Statesman)
  • Gregory F. Jacob (Up and Coming)

Insurance

California:

  • Martin S. Checov (Band 4)
  • Richard Goetz (Band 1)

Nationwide:

  • Richard Goetz (Band 3)
  • Tancred Schiavoni (Band 2)

New York:

  • Tancred Schiavoni (Band 1)
  • Gary Svirsky (Band 3)

Intellectual Property

California:

  • Darin Snyder (Band 4)

International Trade

Nationwide:

  • Theodore Kassinger (Band 1)
  • Greta Lichtenbaum (Band 1)

IT & Outsourcing

California:

  • Heather J. Meeker (Band 2)

Labor & Employment

California:

  • Apalla Chopra (Band 2)
  • Robert Siegel (Band 3)

New York:

  • Jeffrey Kohn (Band 3)

Litigation

California:

  • Seth Aronson (Band 1)
  • Daniel Bookin (Band 1)
  • Matthew Close (Band 4)
  • Carolyn Kubota (Band 3)
  • David Marroso (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Steven J. Olson (Band 4)
  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 1)
  • Michael Tubach (Band 4)

District of Columbia:

  • Mary Patrice Brown (Band 5)
  • Jeffrey Kilduff (Band 2)

Nationwide:

  • Jeffrey Fowler (Band 3)
  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 2)

New York:

  • Bradley J. Butwin (Band 2, 3)
  • Andrew Frackman (Band 4)
  • Howard Heiss (Band 2)
  • Jonathan Rosenberg (Band 3)

Media & Entertainment

California:

  • Matthew Erramouspe (Band 3)
  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 1)
  • Stephen Scharf (Band 1)

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Nationwide:

  • Richard Goetz (Band 4)

Projects

Nationwide:

  • Junaid H. Chida (Band 2)
  • Eric A.S. Richards (Band 2)
  • Richard Shutran (Senior Statesman)

Securities

Nationwide:

  • Seth Aronson (Band 3)
  • Bradley J. Butwin (Band 4)
  • Jeffrey Kilduff (Band 4)
  • Rob Plesnarski (Band 2)

Sports

Nationwide:

  • Charles H. Baker (Band 3)
  • Irwin P. Raij (Band 3)

Tax

California:

  • Robert Blashek (Band 1)

About O’Melveny

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Contact:

Julie Fei
O’Melveny
213.430.7792
jfei@omm.com