O’Melveny Earns Top Rankings Among UK Firms in 2011 Diversity League Table

November 17, 2011



Andrea Rodeschini
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP


LONDON -- NOVEMBER 17, 2011 -- O'Melveny & Myers LLP received top scores in several categories measuring diversity levels among firms with offices in the United Kingdom for 2011, according to the 6th Diversity League Table (DLT), which is produced by the Black Solicitors Network.  


Overall, O'Melveny achieved the highest score among all firms not based in the UK that participated in the survey. The Firm also placed first in the demography and disabled employees league tables. In the rankings related to the numbers of ethnic minority personnel, the Firm ranks first in number of partners, first in ethnic minority associates, sixth in female trainees, and seventh in female associates.


Analyzing the ethnic partner rankings, the Diversity League Table's editors noted that "given the relatively low levels of diversity within firms located in the City of London… [O'Melveny] should be congratulated on the level of diversity seen amongst its partners." The report also applauds the Firm's cumulative standing as tangible evidence of its strategy and commitment to diversity throughout its ranks. "For the second year running, O’Melveny & Myers LLP come[s on] top, reflecting the firm’s strong performance elsewhere in the demographic league tables.”   


"The strong standings O’Melveny has shown in the Diversity League Table survey speaks to the Firm’s longstanding commitment to diversity and to promoting equal opportunities for all of our lawyers and staff," said Solomon Wifa, managing partner of O'Melveny's London office. “More importantly, the fact that the Firm increased its position in several categories to achieve the highest score within them only further demonstrates that we are on the right path in upholding O’Melveny’s diversity initiatives.”


The DLT is an important management tool and one of the legal profession's leading diversity reporting publications. Looking across four diversity categories of disability, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, the report offers the diversity profiles of many of the UK's leading firms and Chambers. It also ranks the firms in key areas before compiling the various tables which come together to give the overall DLT.


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.