Delivering exceptional legal counsel is only the beginning. What sets us apart are the values we embody as a firm and how we translate them into action. Nowhere is that more evident than in the way that firm culture, collaboration, and community define O’Melveny.
What Our Clients Say
“I think that’s very much part of the O’Melveny way. They think of lawyers as having an obligation to give back to the community, as having an obligation to serve those in need.”
“When O’Melveny invests in its culture and says to the most talented people, ‘We want you, we appreciate you,’ that’s an environment that’s going to attract the best. And then when we need help, we’re going to turn to the best. And we know we’re going to find them in O’Melveny.”
“The thing that stands out for O’Melveny more than anything else is a desire to deeply understand our business and then calibrate the advice that they give to us based on that understanding.”
O’Melveny is a part of many communities. The legal community. The business community. The world community. We share a profound responsibility to participate and invest in the communities that help define us.
Pro Bono In 2022, nearly 90% of our US lawyers participated in pro bono matters, devoting almost 64,000 hours to those efforts. That averages more than 90 pro bono hours per lawyer and equals 5.7% of the firm’s total billable output.
Social Responsibility O’Melveny encourages our lawyers and business professionals to engage in activities that strengthen our social fabric and our communities. Whether the cause is access to education or equal justice, supporting environmental sustainability, or helping veterans, among many others, volunteerism is a firm-wide shared core value. Public Service The firm is known for our storied tradition of public service. Many of our best and brightest—including Warren Christopher, Bill Coleman, AB Culvahouse, Walter Dellinger, Tom Donavon, Lisa Monaco, Michael Dreeben, and Ron Klain—have served the United States at the highest levels.
Our distinctive culture is at the core of our success and informs how we operate every day.
Values-Driven Uncompromising excellence, distinctive leadership, and superior citizenship are among O’Melveny’s primary core values, animating everything we do.
DE&I O’Melveny is a firm that embraces the strength of diverse ideas, experience, and individuals. Diversity enriches the O’Melveny community and enhances the many ways we add value in helping our clients achieve their most important objectives. Wellbeing Our Living Well Program is inspired by the belief that when we are well—in mind, body, and spirit—we are at our best for ourselves, our loved ones, our colleagues, our clients, and our communities.
O’Melveny believes that achieving the best outcomes requires collaboration on two levels:
Collaboration among all O’Melveny professionals to leverage the full value of our collective experience and talent; and
Collaboration among O’Melveny teams and their clients to ensure that all clients benefit from strategic advice and action customized to their cultural and business priorities.
Whether accomplishing a business objective, advancing the legal profession, or supporting the communities in which we live and work, collaboration is at the heart of our promise of uncompromising excellence and signature service.