O’Melveny Again Named to Corporate Board Member’s List of Top Corporate Law Firms

May 11, 2012



Piper Hall                                                                            Julie Fei

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                                               O’Melveny & Myers LLP

202.220.5022                                                                      213.430.7792

phall@omm.com                                                            jfei@omm.com


LOS ANGELES -- MAY 10, 2012 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP has been named one of America’s best corporate law firms in a study conducted by FTI Consulting and published by Corporate Board Member.  This recognition marks the fifth consecutive year in which O’Melveny has appeared in the study, a comprehensive ranking by US corporate directors. O’Melveny is also recognized as one of top three corporate firms in Greater Los Angeles.


“We are honored to be recognized for the fifth year in a row by such a prestigious industry benchmark,” said Warren Lazarow, Firmwide Chair of O'Melveny's Transactions Department. “We strive to be true partners to our corporate clients, providing them with boardroom-level strategic counseling and day-to-day business and legal advice--and this accolade validates the results we have been able to work with our clients to produce.”


The survey was mailed in January 2012 and asked corporate directors and general counsel of US publicly traded companies to weigh in on current governance matters and distinguished firms. After reviewing the responses, Corporate Board Member cited O’Melveny’s “exceptional contribution to the corporate community” in its statement announcing the top 25 firms.


“Each of these distinguished firms, many of which continue to top this list year after year, has been recognized as an industry leader for strong corporate stewardship and commitment to providing outstanding client service,” said Neal Hochberg, Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With approximately 800 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

About Corporate Board Member

Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. stock exchanges. www.boardmember.comš

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.