O'Melveny Appoints Daniel Bookin Chair of White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice Group

May 21, 2009

For Immediate Release
Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Marjory Appel
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA - O’Melveny & Myers LLP has appointed Daniel Bookin as head of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice Group. Bookin’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, as well as related administrative proceedings and internal investigations.

“Dan has been a leading practitioner in the white collar and related internal investigations and enforcement practices for almost two decades,” said Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., Chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. “As client demand for these services continues to grow, Dan has the requisite leadership skills to capably manage O’Melveny’s robust practice and our team of talented lawyers.”

Bookin has been listed consistently among the country's top white collar crime lawyers by such publications as Chambers USA, Legal 500, and The Best Lawyers in America.

O’Melveny’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice team includes former high-ranking members of the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission in all major geographies. Throughout their careers, O’Melveny’s white collar lawyers have tried more than 200 criminal and civil cases to judgment or verdict in federal and state courts throughout the US. The team defends against a range of securities, regulatory, and misconduct claims, representing companies, audit committees, directors, and corporate officers in high-stakes government investigations.

Most recently, O’Melveny’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice secured an acquittal in the high profile trial of former W.R. Grace executive Jack Wolter in the largest-ever federal criminal prosecution of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

About Daniel Bookin

Bookin received his B.A. from University of Iowa in 1973. He earned a J.D. from Yale University in 1976. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Charles B. Renfrew on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Bookin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he prosecuted cases including racketeering cases involving organized crime’s control of the Fulton Fish Market and the International Longshoreman’s Association.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With more than 1,000 lawyers in 14 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