O'Melveny Recognized As a Leader in Cross-Border Investigations by Global Investigations Review


Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

WASHINGTON, DC-- September 28, 2015 --
The inaugural GIR 100, Global Investigation Review’s annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices, recognizes O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice as one of the top 100 firms around the world handling “sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.”

The publication highlights O’Melveny’s deep bench of former members of the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission and the Firm’s “ability to communicate effectively with government officials in order to get the best results.” Among those spotlighted by the publication are Practice Co-Chairs Mary Pat Brown and Steve Olson, and partners Tom Donilon and Daniel Bookin.

As just two examples of the high-profile litigation and investigations-related matters the Firm handles for clients, GIR wrote about the Firm’s victory for Peter Grimm, a former executive of General Electric, who was released from prison after a 2012 conviction was overturned. And in December 2013, the Firm defeated the SEC in a securities fraud case it brought against two former executives of Basin Water Inc. O’Melveny’s client, former company CFO Thomas Tekulve Jr, was accused of allegedly inflating company revenue through fake transactions. “Following an eight-day bench trial, a district court judge threw out the civil charges against Tekulve and his partner, ruling that the SEC had failed to provide sufficient evidence of the alleged fraud,” the article said.

The special report also highlighted several major victories O’Melveny earned for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and several high-profile investigations O’Melveny led for colleges and universities.

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