Martin S. Checov is in his second decade as the General Counsel of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and was a founding partner of the Firm’s San Francisco office. Martin is recognized as a leading insurance coverage litigator and consulting and testifying expert for his representation of domestic and foreign insurance carriers and reinsurers in coverage, financial, regulatory and cost-recovery disputes, environmental disputes, and bad faith claims.
In his capacity as General Counsel, Martin is the chair of the Business Intake Committee and Firm-wide chief ethics compliance officer. He serves as counselor to the Firm’s attorneys at all levels, providing guidance with regard to a vast range of matters, including client intake, engagement documentation and management, policy development and enforcement, conflicts, proposed pro bono matters, fee disputes, the interpretation, refinement and enforcement of the Firm’s partnership agreement, data management and security, document requests to the Firm, lateral intake and integration issues, separation and retirement matters, and the defense of malpractice lawsuits and arbitrations.
Martin also maintains practice visibility by advising clients with regard to insurance-related issues, and plays a central role in the negotiation and management of all aspects of O’Melveny’s multi-faceted insurance program. In addition, he organizes and presents risk management training programs for new and lateral partners, as well as other selected groups, throughout the Firm’s offices, and has been a leader for many years in the Firm’s attorney recruiting efforts.