Law360 Names O'Melveny Pro Bono Firm of the Year for Fifth Consecutive YearOctober 21, 2014
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LOS ANGELES ─ October 21, 2014 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP has been named one of Law360’s top Pro Bono Firms of 2014. Recognized for its “commitment to tackling cutting-edge legal issues” through pro bono work, O’Melveny is one of only three firms to have been included on the list of pro bono standouts every year since its inauguration.
The publication profiled O’Melveny’s pro bono program in an October 20, 2014, feature, highlighting the Firm’s work on marriage equality and voting rights cases, and its partnerships with legal aid organizations to combat other issues facing underserved communities. In addition to providing legal aid on prominent “hot-button social issues,” O’Melveny’s managing counsel of public interest and pro bono services David Lash told Law360 that the Firm is “equally proud to be representing on a day-to-day basis people being denied basic necessity of life in a way only the judicial system can correct.”
O’Melveny attorneys devoted more than 70,000 hours to pro bono matters between June 2013 and June 2014, averaging around 112 hours per attorney. For more than 100 years, O’Melveny lawyers have been actively involved in their communities, engaging in the legal profession’s highest calling—ensuring access to justice through pro bono representation of the poor and disenfranchised.
About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 750 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.