O’Melveny Shows High Satisfaction from Associates in American Lawyer Survey


Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 28, 2014 –
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s midlevel associates praised the Firm again this year for its pro bono efforts, partner/associate relations, and level of interesting work in the latest edition of The American Lawyer. The publication conducts an annual survey of third-, fourth-, and fifth-year lawyers at the country’s biggest law firms.

The Midlevel Associate Survey asks associates to measure their job satisfaction in areas ranging from interest in their work to communication with senior leaders, then the publication ranks the participating firms based purely on their associates’ viewpoints. O’Melveny rose to seventh out of 124 firms on the 2014 list, up from ninth the year before. Among American Lawyer Top 100 firms, O’Melveny is ranked third.

“The survey’s 12 categories encompass many of the qualities and goals that define O’Melveny, from tackling meaningful work for clients and serving the less fortunate through pro bono representations to making the firm a more diverse and inclusive place for everyone,” said Bradley J. Butwin, Chair of O’Melveny. “Our results reinforce the commitment all of us feel at O’Melveny to sustain and improve our strong Firm culture.”

As to The American Lawyer’s office-specific rankings, O’Melveny’s New York office ranked sixth out of 65 firms and its Washington, DC, office placed fourth out of 51. In Southern California, the Firm’s Newport Beach office took the No. 2 spot as did the Los Angeles and Century City offices (which are counted together).

Earlier this year, O’Melveny was ranked second on the A-List, The American Lawyer’s ranking of the nation’s most elite law firms. The A-List ranks the 20 most “well-rounded” law firms in the combined areas of financial performance, pro bono, diversity, and associate satisfaction.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 750 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.