O'Melveny Recognized As a California Powerhouse by Law360


Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES, CA -- July 18, 2014 --
Law360 has named O’Melveny & Myers one of its inaugural top 10 California Powerhouse firms for 2014. The publication featured O’Melveny’s “long-standing reputation and deep bench of talent within the state [which] have kept clients coming back for guidance on everything from headline-grabbing litigation to groundbreaking cross-border transactions.”

The feature detailed O’Melveny’s extensive history in California, where it was founded in 1885, and its evolution into a global firm. The piece focused on much of the firm’s work in the past two years, including the victory for AEG Live in the wrongful death trial of Michael Jackson, the conclusion of the long-running copyright dispute to the Superman character in favor of Warner Bros., the defeat of Securities and Exchange Commission charges in a securities fraud case, and a US$1 billion jury verdict for Lennar.

On the transactions side, the article talked about the “landmark” deal when BGI-Shenzhen acquired Complete Genomics marking the first time a Chinese company acquired a US publicly listed company, the US$816 million acquisition of China Kanghui Holdings by Medtronic Inc., Montage Technology Group Ltd.’s definitive merger agreement with Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. Ltd, and Samsung’s acquisition of Neurologica.

The piece also addressed O’Melveny’s commitment to partnering with clients, quoting vice chair Mark Samuels, “Clients are demanding ever more efficient delivery of legal services, and we're trying to be at the forefront of responding to those challenges. We're doing innovative teaming and partnering with our clients for their most important matters, including risk sharing.”

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 800 lawyers in 16 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.