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O'Melveny Practices, Lawyers Recognized in The Legal 500: United States 2011

June 13, 2011

The 2011 edition of The Legal 500: United States, an annual guide to the US legal market, recognizes O'Melveny & Myers LLP in 26 practice areas and recommends 55 of the Firm's lawyers. Seven partners received the additional distinction of "Leading Lawyer."

Partners Walter Dellinger, Bob Eccles, Richard Goetz, Luc Moritz, Richard Parker, Daniel Petrocelli, and George Riley received special designation as "Leading Lawyers" in their practice categories. In addition, the Firm achieved a Tier One ranking in the "Labor and Employment: ERISA Litigation" practice category.

The Legal 500 series provides independent commentary on leading law firms and lawyers in more than 90 countries. The Firm's complete results for 2011 are listed below.


LEADING PRACTICES

• Tier 1
o ERISA Litigation

• Tier 2
o Antitrust
o Appellate
o Domestic tax: West Coast
o Healthcare and Life Sciences
o Insurance: advice to insurers
o Labor and employment litigation
o Leading trial lawyers (Petrocelli listed)
o M&A: large deals ($1bn-5bn)
o Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
o Supreme Court

• Tier 3
o Capital Market: debt offerings - advice to issuers
o Capital Markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers
o Capital Markets: equity offerings - advice to managers
o Capital Markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers
o Intellectual Property: copyright
o Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport
o Securities: shareholder litigation
o Trade secrets
o Venture capital and emerging companies

• Tier 4
o Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private equity funds
o Capital Market: debt offerings - advice to managers

• Tier 5
o Bank lending: National
o Patent litigation: full coverage
o Private equity buyouts
o White-collar criminal defense

LEADING LAWYERS

• Walter Dellinger - Supreme Court and appellate
• Robert Eccles - ERISA litigation
• Rich Goetz - Insurance: Advice to insurers
• Luc Moritz - Domestic tax: West Coast
• Richard Parker - Antitrust
• Daniel Petrocelli - Leading trial lawyers
• George Riley - Trade secrets

MENTIONED LAWYERS

• Marc Ackerman (Intellectual property - copyright)
• Tad Allan (Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport)
• Eric Amdursky (Trade secrets)
• Brian Anderson (Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport; Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices)
• Seth Aronson (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Thomas Baxter (Bank Lending)
• Robert Blashek (Domestic Tax: West Coast)
• Brian Boyle (Healthcare and life sciences; ERISA Litigation)
• Brad Butwin (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Apalla Chopra (Labor and employment litigation)
• Brophy Christensen (Capital markets: debt offerings; Capital Markets: equity offerings)
• Matthew Close (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Walter Dellinger (Supreme Court and Appellate)
• David Eberhart (Intellectual Property: copyright)
• Robert Eccles (ERISA Litigation)
• Randy Edwards (Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport)
• Robert Fisher (Domestic Tax: West Coast)
• Richard Goetz (Insurance: advice to insurers; Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices)
• Richard Grime (White collar criminal defense)
• Jonathan Hacker (Supreme Court and Appellate)
• Peter Healy (Bank Lending; Capital markets: debt offerings; Capital Markets: equity offerings)
• Howard Heiss (White collar criminal defense)
• David Johnson (Capital markets: debt offerings; Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings)
• Jeff Kilduff (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Jeff Kohn (Labor and employment litigation)
• Carolyn Kubota (White collar criminal defense)
• John Laco (Private equity buyouts)
• Warren Lazarow (Venture capital and emerging companies)
• Michael Maddigan (Healthcare and life sciences)
• Jeremy Maltby (White collar criminal defense)
• Tom McCoy (Antitrust)
• John-Paul Motley (Capital markets: debt offerings; Capital Markets: equity offerings; Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings)
• Luc Moritz (Domestic Tax: West Coast)
• Eric Namrow (Patent Litigation: full coverage)
• Richard Parker (Antitrust)
• Daniel Petrocelli (Leading Trial Lawyers - Tier 2)
• Eric Reimer (Bank Lending)
• George Riley (Trade Secrets)
• Jonathan Sallet (Antitrust)
• Mark Samuels (Patent Litigation: full coverage)
• Kathy Sanders (Private Equity Funds)
• Robert Schwartz (Intellectual Property: copyright)
• Paul Scrivano (Private equity buyouts)
• David Sepanik (Intellectual Property: copyright)
• Paul Sieben (Venture capital and emerging companies)
• Robert Siegel (Labor and employment litigation)
• Darin Snyder (Intellectual Property: copyright; Patent Litigation: full coverage)
• Sri Srinivasan (Supreme Court and Appellate)
• Robert Stern (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Bill Sushon (Securities: shareholder litigation)
• Gary Tell (ERISA Litigation)
• Steve Tonsfeldt (Venture capital and emerging companies)
• Framroze Virjee (Labor and employment litigation)
• Michael Yoder (Insurance: advice to insurers)
• Sam Zucker (Venture capital and emerging companies)