O'Melveny's Chopra Named Leading California Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal

July 18, 2013



Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES, CA -- July 18, 2013 -- The Daily Journal has named O'Melveny & Myers LLP partner Apalla U. Chopra to its 2013 list of California's leading labor and employment lawyers. In its July 17, 2013, Labor & Employment supplement, the Daily Journal sites Chopra’s “valuable perspective” as earning her a spot among the very top practitioners in the field. This is the fourth year in a row that she has made the list.

The special report credits her holistic view as the firmwide chair of the Labor and Employment Practice for being able to spot trends across a variety of industries and across different contexts. The publication highlights her experience representing educational institutions in a variety of investigations and matters, from sexual discrimination in athletics to harassment and sexual assault involving students, employees, and faculty members. It also details her work with DIRECTV LLC in a wage and hour class action in Los Angeles County Superior Court, which granted a motion to compel individual arbitration of the dispute.  

About O'Melveny's Labor and Employment Practice
O’Melveny’s Labor and Employment lawyers practice in virtually every area of labor and employment law—from litigating in federal and state courts across the country, to working with O’Melveny’s Transactions deal teams as employment, labor and employee benefits specialists; from drafting and negotiating of senior executive employment contracts, to conducting “best practices” training of our clients’ supervisors and managers; from representing clients in union organizing drives, at the collective bargaining table and in collective bargaining related arbitrations and court litigation, to advising and counseling clients on virtually every aspect of employment and labor law. O'Melveny's labor and employment lawyers provide this work to clients across the US, in virtually every state and in a myriad of industries and business lines. With over 40 labor and employment lawyers in six offices on both coasts, O'Melveny's practice is both national in scope and local in focus. 

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 800 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.