O’Melveny’s Bankruptcy, Health Care Practices Named Law360 Groups of the Year

January 25, 2016


Emily Lattal
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES, CA -- JANUARY 25, 2016 -- O’Melveny & Myers has been recognized in Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year in the categories of health and bankruptcy. The sixth annual awards recognize firms “that came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation” in 2015.

O’Melveny’s Health Care Practice was profiled by Law360 in a January 7, 2016, article, which highlights the group’s success in a Medicare fraud suit filed against client Humana Inc. In the case, relator Marc Osheroff accused the insurer of violating anti-kickback laws to increase Medicare enrollment. “The relators’ bar has a significant role in creating new trends,” partner David Leviss told Law360. “They see a lot of federal money being spent, and therefore, they’re looking for ways to file suits.

Partner David Deaton also spoke with the publication about the team’s string of success, which he credits to an “integrated” team of attorneys with complementary experience in every arena of health regulation. “This is a very significant portion of the US economy and it’s a highly regulated industry that will most definitely be a focus of our firm for many years to come,” Deaton said.

The Firm’s Restructuring Practice earned a spot among Law360’s “Bankruptcy Groups of the Year” for helping clients like Colt Defense LLC and Cal Dive International, Inc. hammer out deals under challenging circumstances in 2015. Restructuring Practice co-chair George Davis was interviewed for the group’s January 22, 2016, profile. “Our hope and expectation is we have repeat customers and good word of mouth because we approach things in a very commercial way and a very practical way,” Davis told the publication. “We try to put ourselves in the spot to be their go-to people because they know you’re not working for yourself, you’re working for me. That’s our philosophy."

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