O’Melveny Welcomes Leading Securities Litigator in Silicon ValleyAugust 17, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amy S. Park Focuses on High-Stakes Shareholder Disputes, Corporate Governance Matters, Securities Class Actions, and M&A Litigation
SILICON VALLEY—August 17, 2020—O’Melveny announced today that leading Silicon Valley securities litigator Amy S. Park has joined the firm as a partner in the Securities Litigation Practice. Park was previously a partner in the Securities Litigation and Complex Litigation and Trials practices of a top 5 AmLaw firm.
An experienced litigator with a diverse practice, Park focuses on high-stakes commercial disputes, including complex business litigation, securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, corporate governance disputes, internal investigations, and M&A litigation. While her clients span a wide range of industries, Park has primarily served the technology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare sectors, and has been recognized for her expertise in securities, business and financial disputes.
Park arrives at a time of historically high securities litigation filings in the US, including a significant volume in Northern California. She will strengthen O’Melveny’s securities litigation practice in this critical market. The addition of Park also reflects the firm’s focus on recruiting and promoting outstanding women to the partnership. O’Melveny has increased the number of women equity partners by nearly 30 percent in less than four years.
Named a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation” by Best Lawyers, Park writes and speaks regularly on developments in securities litigation as well as on legal ethics for in-house counsel, e-discovery, and the advancement of women in the legal profession.
“We’re delighted to welcome Amy to the firm,” said Matthew Close, firmwide Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Securities Litigation Practice. “Securities litigation is one of O’Melveny’s core practices, and our public company clients in Northern California require sophisticated counseling on a vast range of issues. Amy’s deep litigation experience and extensive subject matter knowledge will prove valuable to clients across multiple industries.”
“Amy brings tremendous experience to our firm as we expand our securities litigation presence in Northern California,” added Paul Sieben, managing partner of O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office. “Technology companies of all stages, as well as venture capital, growth, and private equity funds, are increasingly involved in litigation to further their market objectives and maintain their competitive advantages. For corporate leaders and boards seeking advice on fiduciary duty and shareholder issues, Amy will be extremely valuable.”
“In addition to her impeccable legal credentials, Amy’s achievements in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion and pro bono align perfectly with our core values,” said O’Melveny chair Bradley J. Butwin. “She is a leader in empowering women lawyers to reach the highest levels of success and a champion for diversity across our profession. It’s a pleasure to welcome Amy to O’Melveny.”
At her prior firm, Park led career development and networking opportunities for women and served on the E-Discovery, Global Women’s Initiatives, Diversity and Pro Bono committees. The National Diversity Council awarded her its “Leadership Excellence in the Law” award, and the California Diversity Council named her one of “California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.” The Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized Park as a “Woman of Influence,” and Deloitte awarded her its “Wise Woman” award.
Park has served as a mock trial coach for Bay Area high school students and is a board member for the nonprofit Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco. She was also instrumental in the development of an innovative pro bono project with the nonprofit Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, which teaches Bay Area high school students about their legal rights and responsibilities in the realm of social media.
Park clerked for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey and the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
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