O’Melveny Named Top Corporate Law Firm in Los Angeles by Corporate Board Member

May 10, 2011




Andrea Rodeschini                                     Julie Fei

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

212.326.2251                                            213.430.7792

                                                                213.440.7792 (cell)

arodeschini@omm.com                           jfei@omm.com



LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ─ MAY 10, 2011 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is the top-ranked Corporate Law Firm in the greater Los Angeles area, according to this year's survey by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. O’Melveny also ranks among the top 25 corporate law firms nationwide in two 2011 surveys that polled US directors and general counsel, respectively. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Firm has been named one of the top corporate law firms in the annual survey.


“We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors to our corporate clients, working closely with officers, directors, and general counsel to serve their full range of needs from providing counsel on day-to-day operational matters to structuring their most complex strategic transactions,” said Gary Singer, Chair of the Transactions Department of O’Melveny. “Having that group of people recognize O’Melveny’s capabilities for the fourth straight year is a gratifying validation of our commitment to our clients.”


Corporate Board Member, a respected quarterly publication, and FTI Consulting, a US$1.4 billion publicly traded global business advisory firm, mailed out the survey in January 2011 and also asked directors and general counsel of US publicly traded companies to weigh in on current governance matters. After reviewing the responses, Corporate Board Member cited O’Melveny’s “reputation” and “outstanding service” in naming it the top corporate law firm in the Los Angeles area, and among the top 25 corporate law firms nationwide in the polls of directors and in-house counsel.


“Law firms especially value our rankings because they come not from their peers—other lawyers—but from the corporate officers, directors, and in-house attorneys who hire law firms,” said TK Kerstetter, president of Corporate Board Member. “Taken together, the director and the general counsel rankings provide savvy intelligence for boards looking for legal firepower when the going gets rough—especially in challenging economic times.”


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


About Corporate Board Member

Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc stock exchanges. www.boardmember.com


About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a $1.4 billion, publicly traded global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,700 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.