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O’Melveny Ranked in 27 Practices Nationwide by US News – Best Lawyers

November 01, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles—November 1, 2017—O’Melveny made a strong showing in the 2018 edition of US News – Best Lawyers “Best Firms” list. The annual list, published online November 1, 2017, ranks 27 practice areas nationwide, including 15 in the prestigious Tier 1 category, and dozens more by metropolitan area.

Earlier this year, the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® selected 44 O’Melveny lawyers for inclusion and named four as Lawyers of the Year, including Seth Aronson (Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement, SEC, Telecom, Energy), Apalla Chopra (Labor Law - Management), Jay Herron (Mergers and Acquisitions Law), and Heather Meeker (Information Technology Law). In addition, Jonathan Blake was named a 2018 London Lawyer of the Year (Investment Funds).

Practice area rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

The 2018 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 13,000 attorneys provided more than 1,000,000 law firm assessments, and over 7,500 clients provided more than 65,000 evaluations.

The following is O’Melveny’s full list of rankings.

National rankings:

Tier 1 in Antitrust Law
Tier 1 in Appellate Practice
Tier 1 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 1 in Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Tier 1 in Environmental Law
Tier 1 in Insurance Law
Tier 1 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 in Litigation - ERISA
Tier 1 in Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 in Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 in Patent Law
Tier 1 in Project Finance Law
Tier 1 in Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 2 in Corporate Law
Tier 2 in Litigation - Labor & Employment
Tier 2 in Litigation - Securities
Tier 2 in Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 in Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 in Information Technology Law
Tier 3 in Labor Law - Management
Tier 3 in Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 3 in Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Tier 3 in Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Tier 3 in Tax Law


Regional rankings:

Los Angeles

Tier 1 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 1 in Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 in Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Tier 1 in Environmental Law
Tier 1 in Insurance Law
Tier 1 in Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 in Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 in Litigation - Labor & Employment
Tier 1 in Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 in Litigation - Securities
Tier 1 in Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 in Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 1 in Tax Law
Tier 2 in Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 in Patent Law
Tier 3 in Health Care Law
Tier 3 in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Tier 3 in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants


New York City

Tier 1 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 1 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 in Project Finance Law
Tier 2 in Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 3 in Environmental Law
Tier 3 in Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law


Orange County

Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Corporate Law
Tier 1 in Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


San Francisco

Tier 1 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Insurance Law
Tier 1 in Patent Law
Tier 2 in Antitrust Law
Tier 2 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 in Litigation - Intellectual Property


San Jose

Tier 1 in Copyright Law
Tier 1 in Litigation - Patent
Tier 2 in Information Technology Law
Tier 2 in Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 in Venture Capital Law


Washington, DC

Tier 1 in Antitrust Law
Tier 1 in Appellate Practice
Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 in Litigation - ERISA
Tier 2 in Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 3 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law


About O’Melveny

O’Melveny’s clients shape markets, set precedents, and break boundaries. They are stalwarts and innovators, the names you trust and the next big thing. And for more than a century, O’Melveny has been right beside them, kicking down walls and putting up defenses to help our clients achieve their most important goals. With approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship, we uphold a tradition of treating our clients’ challenges and opportunities as our own. What do you want to achieve? For the answers, please visit www.omm.com.

Contact:

Chris Till
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
202.383.5237
ctill@omm.com