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O’Melveny Takes Home Euromoney’s 2017 Best International Firm for Women in Business Law, Best International Mentoring Program Awards

June 09, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, New York—June 9, 2017—O’Melveny was named Best International Firm for Women in Business Law for the second year in a row at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s sixth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The firm also picked up Euromoney’s award for Best International Mentoring Program.

Held June 8, 2017, in New York, the awards acknowledge law firms and professional services firms for their efforts and achievements in helping women advance in the legal profession.

O’Melveny was recognized for such offerings as its Employee Network, which is dedicated to career and business development and networking. The firm also offers a suite of programs called CustOMMize, which formalizes flex-time schedules, telecommuting, and reduced work-load options, and is intended to promote work/life balance. Another key effort in this area includes an unpaid sabbatical program called Bridges, a transition program called Life Meets Work, and subsidized, one-on-one consulting to help address parenting issues through the ParentWings program.

O’Melveny’s wide range of inventive mentoring options include March Mentoring Madness, Take a Partner or Lateral to Lunch, the New Associate Mentorship Program, and the Career Consultation Program. The firm also offers a reverse-mentoring program where associates mentor a partner about the challenges faced by people who may feel stigmatized or stereotyped and the personal and professional impact of those experiences.

“We are extremely honored by this recognition from Euromoney of our efforts to support our women lawyers and diversity overall,” said Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny’s Director for Diversity and Engagement. “Our commitment to diversity is at the core of everything we do at O’Melveny, and we will continue to work to ensure success for all of our lawyers.”

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:

Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
213.430.7792
jfei@omm.com