O'Melveny's Meredith Landy to Speak at Stanford Law Directors' College

June 15, 2009

Sonja Steptoe
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

SILICON VALLEY, CA ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Meredith Landy, head of the Litigation Department in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, will be a featured speaker at the Stanford Law School Directors’ College on June 21-23.

Landy, an acknowledged authority on securities-related litigation, focuses on defending issuers, officers, directors, and underwriters in shareholder class actions and derivative matters in state and federal court. She has extensive experience in investigations initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and other federal and state agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

Landy recently was named one of the “100 Top Women Litigators 2009,” in California by the Daily Journal for, among other matters, her work counseling semiconductor manufacturer Microsemi Corporation in the high-profile “Diplomagate” matter involving highly sensitive board inquiries, and her successful settlement of federal shareholder litigation against chip design software client Magma Design Automation for less than a quarter of what plaintiffs originally sought. In addition to her work in the courtroom, Landy is a frequent speaker on securities litigation issues and a prolific author, having recently written articles on subprime class-action suits and securities litigation reform for such publications as Investor’s Business Daily.

At the Directors’ College, Landy will participate in breakout panel discussions covering Special Investigations on Monday, June 22. The panel will discuss when and how special investigations should be conducted, how directors should respond to external allegations, and other key issues for directors to consider in preparing for the potentiality of a special investigation. In addition to Landy, speakers at this year’s Directors’ College include Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Carol A. Bartz, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo!, George R. Roberts, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., Steve Miller, Executive Chairman of Delphi Corporation, and Christopher Cox, Former SEC Chairman, and Michael J. Holston, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of HP.

To arrange an interview with Landy, please phone or email Sonja Steptoe or Piper Hall of the O’Melveny Global Communications Department. Their contact information is listed above.

About Stanford Law School Directors’ College

The Stanford Law School Directors’ College is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms. Now in its fifteenth year, Directors’ College brings together leading CEOs, directors, jurists, scholars, and regulators for a rigorous and balanced examination of corporate governance, strategy and compliance. Its RiskMetrics ISS-accredited curriculum addresses a broad range of problems that confront modern boards, including the board's role in setting business strategy, techniques for controlling legal liability, the challenge posed by activist investors, and potential dramatic new changes in the rules governing the election of corporate directors. The annual event is held on the Law School campus in Stanford, California.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 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.