O'Melveny's Dellinger Given Lifetime Achievement Award by American Lawyer

September 03, 2013



Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

WASHINGTON, DC -- September 3, 2013 -- The American Lawyer honored O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Walter Dellinger with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Started in 2004, the annual contest spotlights “men and women who had distinguished careers at the country’s preeminent law firms and legal departments; accomplished practitioners who found the time to help the indigent or take a few years (and a pay cut) to do government service.”

Dellinger is highlighted for his work with the Office of Legal Counsel under President Bill Clinton, his mentorship of other lawyers including US Court of Appeals Judge Sri Srinivasan, and his more recent amicus brief in the US Supreme Court in Hollingsworth v. Perry.

When asked about his best professional accomplishment, Dellinger said in the article, “the single thing I'm most proud of is having run the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department for nearly four years without having any serious regrets about the decisions we made. Telling the White House no is never easy, but we did it every time we thought the law made ‘no’ the right answer.”

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