O’Melveny & Myers LLP Appoints Jeffrey Kilduff Chair of Securities Litigation Practice Group

April 28, 2011




Piper Hall                                                Andrea Rodeschini

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                          O’Melveny & Myers LLP

202.220.5022                                          212.326.2251

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WASHINGTON, DC -- APRIL 28, 2011 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP has named Washington, DC partner Jeffrey Kilduff as the firmwide Chair of its Securities Litigation Practice Group. Kilduff has been with O'Melveny for more than 20 years, concentrating on securities litigation and enforcement matters as well as antitrust litigation and counseling. He maintains a wide-ranging practice that has included class action defense, the defense of derivative litigation on behalf of individuals and companies, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. Kilduff's antitrust experience includes numerous class actions involving companies in the insurance, healthcare, airline, and paper industries.  


"Jeff has been a valued member of our Securities Litigation Practice for more than two decades and he brings a depth of industry knowledge to this position," said partner and firmwide Chair of the Litigation Department Brad Butwin. "He has successfully helped guide many clients through high-stakes securities matters and we are fortunate to have him in this leadership role.  His excellent sense of strategy makes him ideally suited to build on the practice's strong platform developed by former Practice Chair Practice Seth Aronson."


Chambers USA recognizes Kilduff as a top-tier securities litigator and describes him as one of Washington, DC's "major players," and a national "rising star," commending him for strategically managing large scale proceedings. The Legal 500 describes him as a "very fine lawyer, who has great experience in the field." Benchmark Litigation also recognized Kilduff as a star in Washington, DC and one of the star securities litigators in the country.


"We have a great group of highly talented lawyers experienced in all facets of defending securities related matters," said Kilduff.  "It is a privilege to lead the group, especially during such a dynamic time.  As we witness ever increasing regulatory review and enforcement, the proliferation of securities litigation beyond traditional investor class actions, and a surge of cases being filed against foreign US-listed issuers, I look forward to an exciting period of growth and opportunity for the Firm."

About O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Securities Litigation Practice

O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a securities and regulatory defense bar leader, providing experienced, creative representation in all aspects of securities litigation.  We defend companies and individuals in: securities class actions; shareholder derivative actions [lawsuits] regulatory and other enforcement actions by the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, and state attorneys’ general; and criminal securities proceedings brought by the Department of Justice.  We also regularly appear in high-stakes merger-and-acquisition-related litigation in Delaware Chancery Court and state and federal courts nationally.  Our lawyers have a leading presence in the busiest securities litigation dockets--the Second and Ninth Circuits--and are among a select few who have successfully tried securities-related cases to jury verdict.  More often, we obtain early dismissal or disposition of securities actions before trial.  Beyond the courtroom, our experience ranges from special board committee representations to internal investigations of alleged accounting fraud and potential financial restatements.


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With approximately 900 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.