O'Melveny Names Jeff Walbridge Head of Newport Beach Office

April 05, 2011



Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
213.440.7792 (cell)

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
202.870.1800  (cell)                                       

NEWPORT BEACH, CA ─ APRIL 5, 2011 - O'Melveny & Myers LLP has named Jeff Walbridge managing partner of its Newport Beach office. Walbridge also is Chair of the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice.


Walbridge counsels clients from across the country on compensation and benefits issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity investments, and other corporate transactions. He is highly sought out by boards of directors for advice on addressing executive compensation matters, executive succession and transition issues, and related corporate governance matters.


“Jeff is a highly successful partner in our Tax Practice and is a nationally recognized expert in complex executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He has made many significant contributions in Newport Beach and firmwide and we are very fortunate to have him in this position,” said Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., chair of the Firm.


Walbridge joined the Firm in 1995 and has cultivated strong relationships with clients such as Apollo Global Management, Edison International, Health Care Property Investors, Northrop Grumman, Warner Bros., Western Digital, and Yahoo!, among many others.


Walbridge will continue promoting O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office’s extensive roots into Orange County as the office is committed to helping its clients on a local and international stage.


“Our Newport Beach office is uniquely positioned to provide our clients with comprehensive legal service as Orange County attracts larger and more complicated transactions,” Walbridge said. “I'm fortunate that this position will allow me the opportunity to collaborate even more closely with everyone in the Newport Beach office and with my colleagues throughout the Firm's 14 offices.”


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