O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked in The Legal 500 US 2020

June 24, 2020


NEW YORK—June 24, 2020—O’Melveny’s leading practices and lawyers have been highly ranked by the 2020 edition of The Legal 500: United States, a guide to the US legal market.

This year’s guide ranks the firm in 40 practice areas and names nine lawyers to its “Hall of Fame.” The guide also recognizes 15 O’Melveny lawyers as “Leading,” “Next Generation,” and “Rising Stars.”

Nine O’Melveny lawyers have been named to “The Legal 500 Hall of Fame,” which honors lawyers across the industry "widely regarded as being at the very top of the profession," including partners Brian Boyle, Apalla Chopra, Walter Dellinger, Richard Goetz, Luc Moritz, Daniel Petrocelli, John Rapisardi, and Tancred Schiavoni. Additionally, The Legal 500 named of counsel Brian Anderson to its 2020 “Hall of Fame” list.

The Legal 500 defines “Leading” lawyers as those viewed as “stand out partners.” Its designation of “Next Generation” lawyers recognizes those viewed as “up-and-coming” associates and counsel. “Rising Stars” are associate-level lawyers who “have made major contributions to practices.”

In its special feature on “Leading Trial Lawyers,” The Legal 500 once again highlighted Daniel Petrocelli, chair of O’Melveny’s Trial Practice. “Consistently involved in the most significant and impactful media and entertainment disputes in the market,” Petrocelli, the publication noted, has secured such successes as his win for AT&T and Time Warner in the DOJ's attempt to block their $85.4-billion merger. The guide also cited his current work for “plaintiff Twentieth-Century Fox in a claim seeking to prevent Netflix from recruiting Fox executives”.

The Legal 500 series provides independent commentary on leading law firms and lawyers in more than 90 countries. Rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivaled experience in the legal market.

The following are O’Melveny’s leading and next generation US lawyers and ranked practice areas for 2020. The firm’s full rankings are available here.

Hall of Fame

Brian Anderson
Brian Boyle
Apalla Chopra
Walter Dellinger
Richard Goetz
Luc Moritz
Daniel Petrocelli
John Rapisardi
Tancred Schiavoni

Leading Lawyers

Seth Aronson
Junaid Chida
Jonathan Hacker
Daniel Petrocelli
Eric Rothenberg
Jonathan Rosenberg
Robert Siegel

Next Generation

Jared Bartie
Susannah Howard
Katrina Robson
Silvia Vannini
Meaghan VerGow
Joseph Zujkowski

Rising Stars

Zoheb Noorani
Alexander Roberts

Tier 1 Practices

ERISA Litigation
Media & Entertainment: Litigation
Media & Entertainment:Transactional
Leading Trial Lawyers

Tier 2 Practices

Environment: Transactional
General Commercial Disputes
Insurance: Advice to Insurers
Labor & Employment Disputes: Defense
Securities Litigation: Defense
Trade Secrets (Litigation & Non-Contentious Matters)
Transport: Aviation & Airtravel - Litigation & Regulation

Tier 3 Practices

Appellate: Courts of Appeals
Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense
Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
Healthcare: Advice to Health Insurers
Labor-Management Relations
M&A: Middle-Market ($500M - $999M)
Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Action - Defense Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
Project Finance
US Taxes: Non-Contentious
Project Finance - advice to sponsor
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)

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Christopher Rieck
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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