O’Melveny Worldwide

Cheryl Looper is corporate counsel in O’Melveny’s Houston office. Cheryl has an extensive M&A practice managing a wide range of transactions covering mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments and spinoffs (asset and equity), in both domestic and cross-border contexts. Cheryl also has a wealth of experience with private equity sponsors, institutional investors, independent sponsors and strategic acquirors in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and securities transactions, as well as day-to-day corporate governance.

Cheryl also provides pro bono service to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, serving as a volunteer attorney representing clients in guardianship cases through the Medical Legal Partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital.


Bar Admission

  • Texas


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.: Hinton Moot Court Competition; 2012 D. Francis Bustin Prize
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government: with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Honors Thesis Program

Professional Activities


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


  • The Honorable Hilda G. Tagle, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • “An Unsettling Possibility: How Shale Gas Production Increases the Potential for Loss Through Adverse Possession,” OGEL 5 (2012)


  • “Mexican Hydrocarbon Governance: A Developing Story,” Cheryl Looper and Laura McMahon, OGEL 3 (2014)

Board Service

  • Petroleum Club of Houston, Young Professionals Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services, Chancellor (General Counsel), Member, Board of Directors