O’Melveny’s Butwin, Lash, Putnam Named Among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America


Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES -- August 5, 2014 --
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s lawyers Bradley J. Butwin, David Lash, and Marvin Putnam have been named to the 500 Leading Lawyers in the nation by Lawdragon. The eighth annual list is chosen from a combination of submissions from law firms and editorial research by Lawdragon. It highlights lawyers who “cleaned up the past while also moving ahead into the evolving areas of data privacy, gay marriage, civil rights and other matters of public interest.”

Butwin is the Chair of O’Melveny and resides in the Firm’s New York office. In addition to his leadership roles, which have included Chair of the Litigation Department, Butwin maintains an active practice as a trial lawyer. He is widely recognized as one of the top securities litigators in the country.

Lash is a counsel in O’Melveny's Los Angeles and Century City offices. As Managing Counsel of the Firm’s public interest and pro bono services, he has helped O’Melveny’s pro bono program become one of the most acclaimed in the country.

Putnam is a partner in O’Melveny’s Century City office and represents clients in major litigations in a wide variety of areas, including entertainment, intellectual property and business torts. Lawdragon featured Putnam for his work on Michael Jackson’s wrongful death trial, as well as his extensive legal career. The Lawyer Limelight piece noted that “though the six-month Jackson trial may be forever considered Putnam’s most famous, the O’Melveny & Myers partner and Georgetown Law Center graduate has represented a veritable Who’s Who and What’s What of Hollywood and worldwide media over the past 20 years.”

The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the annual “lawyers of the year” that looks at the best of the profession, is released in the summer magazine of Lawdragon and featured on its website.

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