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O’Melveny Lawyers and Practices Highly Ranked in Chambers USA 2014

May 23, 2014  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Piper Hall
O’Melveny & Myers LLP                                    
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Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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jfei@omm.com

 

LOS ANGELES ─ May 23, 2014 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP made a strong showing in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with 60 ranked lawyers and 34 recognitions for practice areas. Three O’Melveny practices are ranked in the top tier of leading practices in the guide; among those, one is ranked in the top tier nationally. The guide also ranks 14 O’Melveny lawyers in the top tier of leading lawyers, with five ranked in the top tier nationally.

The three O’Melveny practice areas ranked in the top tier in the guide are: Antitrust: Cartel - Nationwide; Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded - New York; and Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California.

The 14 O’Melveny lawyers the guide ranks in the top tier are:

Seth Aronson: Litigation: Securities - California;
Robert Blashek: Tax - California;
Daniel Bookin: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - California;
Christopher Brearton: Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California;
Joseph Calabrese: Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California;
Richard Grime: International Trade: FCPA Experts - Nationwide;
Theodore Kassinger: International Trade: CFIUS Experts - Nationwide;
Ben Logan: Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California;
Richard Parker: Antitrust - Washington, DC; and Antitrust - Nationwide;
Daniel Petrocelli: Litigation: General Commercial - California; and Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California;
Stephen Scharf: Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California;
Robert Schwartz: Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California;
Richard Shutran: Projects - Nationwide; and
Michael Tubach: Antitrust: Cartel - Nationwide.

Walter Dellinger and Bob Eccles were each named a “Senior Statesmen” in the Nationwide Appellate Law and ERISA Litigation categories, respectively. This ranking is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Shannon Barrett was recognized by Chambers USA as “Up and Coming” in the category of ERISA Litigation.

Eleven O’Melveny lawyers moved up in their ranking or were included in a new category in 2014: Bradley Butwin, Matthew Erramouspe, Richard Grime, Richard Parker, Dan Petrocelli, Rob Plesnarski, Tancred Schiavoni, Robert Schwartz, Ian Simmons, Michael Tubach, and Suzzanne Uhland.

The complete list of recognitions are:

Leading Practice Rankings

Antitrust - California (Band 2)
Antitrust - District of Columbia (Band 3)
Antitrust - Nationwide (Band 3)
Antitrust: Cartel - Nationwide (Band 1)
Appellate Law - Nationwide (Band 3)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California (Band 2)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Nationwide (Band 5)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - New York (Band 5)
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity - California (Band 3)
Corporate/M&A - Northern California (Band 5)
Corporate/M&A - Southern California (Band 4)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - California (Band 3)
Environment: Mainly Transactional - New York (Band 3)
ERISA Litigation - Nationwide (Band 2)
Insurance: Insurer - California (Band 3)
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer - Nationwide (Band 3)
Intellectual Property - California (Band 4)
International Trade - Nationwide (Band 4)
Labor & Employment - California (Band 3)
Life Science - Nationwide (Band 4)
Litigation: General Commercial - California (Band 2)
Litigation: General Commercial - District of Columbia (Band 4)
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded - New York (Band 1)
Litigation: Securities - California (Band 2)
Litigation: Securities - New York (Band 4)
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - California (Band 2)
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - District of Columbia (Band 4)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California (Band 2)
Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California (Band 1)
Product Liability & Mass Torts - Nationwide (Band 4)
Securities: Litigation - Nationwide (Band 4)
Securities: Regulation - Nationwide (Band 4)
Sports Law - Nationwide (Band 2)
Tax - California (Band 2)

Leading Lawyer Rankings

Antitrust
 Michael Antalics - District of Columbia (Band 4)
 Chuck Diamond - California (Band 3)
 Kenneth O’Rourke - California (Band 3)
 Richard Parker - District of Columbia (Band 1); Nationwide (Band 1)
 Ian Simmons - District of Columbia (Band 5)
 Michael Tubach - California (Band 2)

Antitrust: Cartel
 Michael Tubach - Nationwide (Band 1)

Appellate Law
 Walter Dellinger - Nationwide (Senior Statesmen)
 Jonathan Hacker - Nationwide (Band 4)

Banking & Finance
 Tom Baxter - California (Band 3)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 George Davis - New York (Band 2); Nationwide (Band 3)
 Peter Friedman - District of Columbia (Band 2)
 Evan Jones - California (Band 3)
 Ben Logan - California (Band 1); Nationwide (Band 4)
 John Rapisardi - New York (Band 2); Nationwide (Band 3)
 Suzzanne Uhland - California (Band 2)
 Steve Warren - California (Band 3)

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
 Peter Healy - California (Band 3); Nationwide (Band 4)
 Michael Schiavone - Nationwide (Band 2)

Corporate/M&A
 Steven Tonsfeldt - Northern California (Band 3)

Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
 Warren Lazarow - California (Band 4)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
 Wayne Jacobsen - California (Band 2)
 Jeff Walbridge - California (Band 3)

Environment
 Martin McTigue - California (Band 2)
 Eric Rothenberg - New York (Band 3)

Environment: Mainly Transactional
 Eric Rothenberg - New York (Band 2)

ERISA Litigation
 Shannon Barrett - Nationwide (Up and Coming)
 Brian Boyle - Nationwide (Band 3)
 Bob Eccles - Nationwide (Senior Statesmen)

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer
 Richard Goetz - Nationwide (Band 3)
 Tancred Schiavoni - New York (Band 2); Nationwide (Band 2)

Insurance: Insurer
 Martin Checov - California (Band 3)
 Richard Goetz - California (Band 2)

Intellectual Property: Patent
 Mark Samuels - California (Band 3)

International Trade: CFIUS Experts
 Theodore Kassinger - Nationwide (Band 1)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
 Greta Lichtenbaum - Nationwide (Band 2)

International Trade: FCPA Experts
 Richard Grime - Nationwide (Band 1)

Labor & Employment
 Apalla Chopra - California (Band 3)
 Jeffrey Kohn - New York (Band 2)
 Robert Siegel - California (Band 3)

Litigation: E-Discovery
 Jeffrey Fowler - Nationwide (Band 3)

Litigation: General Commercial
 Seth Aronson - California (Band 3)
 Bradley Butwin - New York (Band 2)
 Andrew Frackman - New York (Band 3)
 Daniel Petrocelli - California (Band 1)

Litigation: Securities
 Seth Aronson - California (Band 1)
 Bradley Butwin - New York (Band 3)
 Andrew Frackman - New York (Band 4)
 Jeffrey Kilduff - District of Columbia (Band 2)
 Jonathan Rosenberg - New York (Band 3)

Litigation: Trial Lawyers
 Daniel Petrocelli - Nationwide (Band 2)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
 Daniel Bookin - California (Band 1)
 Howard Heiss - New York (Band 2)
 Carolyn Kubota - California (Band 3)
 Michael Tubach - California (Band 3)

Media & Entertainment: Litigation
 Daniel Petrocelli - California (Band 1)
 Robert Schwartz - California (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment: Transactional
 Christopher Brearton - California (Band 1)
 Joseph Calabrese - California (Band 1)
 Matthew Erramouspe - California (Band 3)
 Robert Haymer - California (Band 3)
 Christopher Murray - California (Band 3)
 Stephen Scharf - California (Band 1)

Projects
 Junaid Chida - Nationwide (Band 2)
 Richard Shutran - Nationwide (Band 1)
 Gregory Thorpe - Nationwide (Band 4)

Projects: PPP
 Eric Richards - Nationwide (Band 2)

Securities: Litigation
 Seth Aronson - Nationwide (Band 2)
 Jeffrey Kilduff - Nationwide (Band 3)

Securities: Regulation: Advisory
 Robert Plesnarski - Nationwide (Band 3)

Sports Law
 Joseph Calabrese - Nationwide (Band 2)

Tax
 Robert Blashek - California (Band 1)

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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