O’Melveny Announces 2015 Partner ClassDecember 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Colleen B. McGushin
LOS ANGELES ─ December 15, 2014 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that nine new partners will be admitted to the Firm, effective January 1, 2015. Earning a place in O’Melveny’s 2015 partner class are: Courtney Dyer (Washington, DC), Jeff Hoffner (Los Angeles), Edward Moss (New York), Katrina Robson (Washington, DC), Amy Siegel (Century City), Stephen Sullivan (Los Angeles), Jennifer Taylor (San Francisco), Bruce Tobey (Century City), and Nicholas Whilt (Los Angeles).
“Our outstanding class of new partners embodies the best of O’Melveny,” said Bradley J. Butwin, Chair of O’Melveny. “These exceptional men and women will work tirelessly to ensure continued success for our clients, wherever and whenever they need us.”
O’Melveny & Myers’ 2015 Partner Class
Courtney Dyer is a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice in Washington, DC, focusing on government merger and non-merger investigations and private antitrust litigation. Dyer defends mergers and acquisitions before US antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and represents clients in government non-merger antitrust investigations. She also provides counsel on transactions under the Clayton Act and on antitrust issues under the Sherman Act and state antitrust statutes. Dyer has defended clients successfully across multiple industries. She joined O’Melveny in 2003 after receiving her J.D. from George Washington University Law School with highest honors and earning membership to the Order of the Coif. Dyer earned her B.S. cum laude from the University of Richmond.
Jeff Hoffner is a member of the Project Development and Real Estate Practice in the Los Angeles office. Hoffner focuses on energy, project development, commercial construction, and infrastructure acquisition, and represents developers and other participants in acquiring, constructing, and financing energy projects—particularly in the renewables area—throughout the United States and around the world. Such projects have involved more than 50 utility-sized electric generation and transmission facilities representing more than 4,000 MWs, as well as several clients in the emerging liquefied natural gas market. Hoffner handles commercial construction projects related to energy facilities, as well as warehouse and distribution centers, new building and facility constructions, and road and rail infrastructure projects. In 2014, Hoffner was named an IFLR 1000 Rising Star for Project Finance. Hoffner joined O’Melveny in 2003 after earning his J.D. from Harvard Law School. In 2000, he received a B.S. from MIT.
Edward Moss resides in the New York office, where he is a member of the Securities Litigation Practice. Moss represents companies and individuals in securities litigation matters, including shareholder class actions, derivative actions, and mergers and acquisition-related litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, including the Delaware Chancery Court. He also represents clients in antitrust and a range of complex commercial litigation, and in investigations by federal and state regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and offices of various state attorneys general. Moss joined O’Melveny in 2012. He clerked for the Honorable Marvin Katz of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania after receiving his J.D. magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 2003. Moss attended Amherst College as an undergraduate, earning his B.A. magna cum laude in 2000.
Katrina Robson resides in the Firm’s Washington, DC, office, where she practices in O’Melveny’s Antitrust and Competition Group. She represents clients in a wide range of industries in complex, high-profile litigation against government agencies and private parties as well as regulatory proceedings before the FTC and DOJ. In addition to an active litigation and regulatory practice, Robson counsels clients on antitrust compliance, privacy, and consumer protection issues. She is a member of the ABA Antitrust Leadership and the Editorial Board for Consumer Protection Law Developments and has published articles on online privacy, loyalty discounts, and antitrust class action defense. Robson joined O’Melveny in 2003 after receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was President of the Board of Student Advisers and executive editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an M.A. in 1996 and a B.A. in 1995.
Amy Siegel is a member of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice in the Century City office. Siegel represents sports organizations, motion picture studios, television networks, distribution and production companies, and other entertainment and media clients in all business and legal aspects relating to the acquisition, financing, production, distribution, and exploitation of intellectual property assets. Siegel handles complex commercial licensing arrangements, the creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances, project financing and distribution, new media rights agreements, and industry-specific mergers and acquisitions. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. Siegel was recognized in the “Up Next” list of Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report in 2014. In 2012, she was named a “Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star” for her entertainment and sports work. Siegel joined O’Melveny in 2005 after earning a J.D./M.B.A. cum laude from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She was a member of the Order of the Coif and editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Siegel received a B.B.A. with highest distinction from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in 2002.
Stephen Sullivan resides in the Los Angeles office, where he is a member of both the Health Care and White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practices. Sullivan represents health care organizations in regulatory, enforcement, and business matters. He has extensive experience leading internal investigations for health care companies—many of which have led to disclosures to the DOJ, US Department of Health & Human Services–Office of Inspector General, state attorneys general offices, and health care regulatory agencies. He regularly represents health care companies in False Claims Act qui tam actions. Sullivan is a leading authority on laws and regulations affecting managed care organizations that contract with Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs. He also advises companies on enforcement and compliance matters implicating the Affordable Care Act’s health care reforms. Sullivan is a frequent author and speaker on health care-related issues. He joined O’Melveny in 2008 after clerking for the Honorable Ron Parraguirre of the Nevada State Supreme Court. Sullivan received his J.D. summa cum laude from Southwestern Law School in 2006. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned a B.A. with highest honors in 2004.
Jennifer Taylor is a member of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring Practices in San Francisco. Taylor handles the financing for leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured working capital facilities, and other structured financings, including mezzanine loans and high yield, and the financing of debtors in bankruptcy. She regularly negotiates workout transactions and represents clients in chapter 11 reorganizations. She also represents opportunity and investment funds in connection with distressed acquisitions of businesses and debt. Taylor frequently writes and speaks on finance and bankruptcy-related issues. She has been recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star” in the practice of bankruptcy/creditors’ rights. Taylor joined O’Melveny in 2007. Taylor clerked for the Honorable Leslie Tchaikovsky of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California after receiving her J.D. cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2005. She was a member of the Hastings Law Journal. In 2002, Taylor received a B.A. from Stanford University.
Bruce Tobey is a co-head of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice and resides in the Century City office. He is a highly regarded entertainment transactions lawyer with more than a decade of executive experience. Tobey’s practice focuses on distribution, financing, and licensing of feature film and television productions, as well as digital media; he provides strategic and operational advice to investors and companies in traditional and new media. Tobey is a former chief operating officer of CBS Films, which he helped found; executive vice president of Paramount Pictures, also serving as one of two Paramount representatives on the Motion Picture Association of America’s Board of Directors; and general counsel and vice president of Broadband Sports. In 2014, Tobey was recognized in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report, and last year Variety honored Tobey for excellence in the area of entertainment law. In 2013, Legal 500 also named him a leading lawyer for media, technology, and telecoms; telecoms and broadcast; and transactional work. He joined O’Melveny in 2012. Tobey earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1984 and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981.
Nicholas Whilt resides in the Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. Whilt represents clients in technical litigation including patent infringement actions, misappropriation of trade secret cases, and Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission. Whilt has litigated cases involving computer processors, Internet protocols, liquid crystal displays, media distribution systems, thin film transistors, graphics processors, wireless communications standards, encryption standards, computer monitor technology, speech recognition software, and video games. He also has represented companies in arbitrations involving patent, trade secret, copyright, and contract claims. Whilt is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He joined O’Melveny in 2006 after receiving his J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Whilt earned a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2002.
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