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O’Melveny Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

May 04, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES—May 4, 2018—O’Melveny has been recognized as a leading law firm in 32 practice areas by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm received Chambers’ highest ranking—Band 1—in two of those categories: nationwide Antitrust (Cartel) and nationwide ERISA Litigation.

The 2018 edition of Chambers also recognized 53 individual O’Melveny lawyers, who received 64 rankings across four jurisdictions. Of those, 13 earned Band 1 status, including six who were ranked nationally in their practice area.

The O’Melveny lawyers in the Band 1 tier include:

  • Seth Aronson: Litigation (California) 
  • Robert Blashek: Tax (California) 
  • Daniel Bookin: Litigation (California) 
  • Brian Boyle: ERISA Litigation (Nationwide) 
  • Richard Goetz: Insurance (California)
  • Theodore Kassinger: International Trade (Nationwide) 
  • Greta Lichtenbaum: International Trade (Nationwide) 
  • Richard Parker: Antitrust (District of Columbia, Nationwide)
  • Daniel Petrocelli: Litigation and Media & Entertainment (California, Nationwide) 
  • Eric Rothenberg: Environment (New York)
  • Stephen Scharf: Media & Entertainment (California) 
  • Tancred Schiavoni: Insurance (New York) 
  • Michael Tubach: Antitrust Cartel (Nationwide)

The guide also names O’Melveny partner Walter Dellinger a “senior statesman,” a special ranking given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Dellinger was recognized for his contributions to Appellate Law (Nationwide). In addition, Alex Anderson, David Marroso, and John Rousakis were singled out as “recognized practitioners,” a ranking that honors lawyers who handle notable matters. Matt Kline was named “up and coming,” a ranking given to lawyers at the forefront of their generation.

“We are extremely proud of our partners for their strong performance this year,” said Bradley J. Butwin, Chair of O’Melveny. “These rankings reflect O’Melveny’s uncompromising client service, excellent legal counsel, and consistent drive to lead and innovate.”

Highlights of O’Melveny’s practice achievements include:

Practice Area Rankings (Band 1 & Band 2):

California:

  • Antitrust (Band 2)
  • Litigation: Securities (Band 2) 
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)
  • Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Band 2) 
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional (Band 2) 
  • Tax (Band 2) 

USA - Nationwide:

  • Antitrust: Cartel (Band 1) 
  • ERISA Litigation (Band 1) 
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 2) 

Ranked Lawyers (Band 1 & Band 2):

Antitrust

California:

  • Kenneth O’Rourke (Band 2)
  • Michael Tubach (Band 2)

District of Columbia:

  • Richard Parker (Band 1)

USA - Nationwide:

  • Richard Parker (Band 1)

Antitrust: Cartel

USA - Nationwide:

  • Michael Tubach (Band 1)

Appellate Law

USA - Nationwide:

  • Walter Dellinger (Senior Statesman)

District of Columbia:

  • Peter Friedman (Band 2)

New York:

  • John Rapisardi (Band 2)

Environment: Mainly Transactional

New York:

  • Eric Rothenberg (Band 1)
  • John Rousakis (Recognized Practitioner) 

ERISA Litigation

USA - Nationwide:

  • Brian Boyle (Band 1)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

USA - Nationwide:

  • Tancred Schiavoni (Band 2)

New York:

  • Tancred Schiavoni (Band 1)

Insurance: Insurer

California:

  • Richard Goetz (Band 1)

International Trade: CFIUS Experts

USA - Nationwide:

  • Theodore Kassinger (Band 1)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

USA - Nationwide:

  • Greta Lichtenbaum (Band 1)

IT & Outsourcing: Transactions

California:

  • Heather Meeker (Band 2)

Labor & Employment

California:

  • Apalla Chopra (Band 2)

Litigation: General Commercial

California:

  • Matthew Kline (Up and Coming)
  • David Marroso (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 1)

Litigation: Securities

California:

  • Seth Aronson (Band 1)

New York:

  • Bradley Butwin (Band 2)
  • Jonathan Rosenberg (Band 2)

Litigation: Trial Lawyers

USA - Nationwide:

  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 1)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

California:

  • Daniel Bookin (Band 1)

New York:

  • Howard Heiss (Band 2)

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

California:

  • Daniel Petrocelli (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

California:

  • Matthew Erramouspe (Band 2)
  • Stephen Scharf (Band 1)

Projects: PPP

USA - Nationwide:

  • Eric Richards (Band 2)

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

USA - Nationwide:

  • Junaid Chida (Band 2)

Securities: Regulation: Advisory

USA - Nationwide:

  • Rob Plesnarski (Band 2)

Tax

California:

  • Robert Blashek (Band 1)

New York:

  • Alexander Anderson (Recognized Practitioner)

About O’Melveny

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Contact:

Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
+1 212 326 2218
crieck@omm