O’Melveny Worldwide

Nora Salem is a litigation counsel with experience defending clients in complex litigation and financial services matters. As a law student at USC, Nora successfully completed the Business Law Certification Program and served as the Managing Editor of the USC Business Law Advisor, an advisory publication that was the first of its kind in the law school setting and is now distributed to attorney's nationwide on a bi-annual basis. Nora’s studies gave her a thorough understanding of business-relevant topics such as tax, corporate governance, federal securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and real estate law, among others, which she is able to utilize in the complex matters she takes on.

Nora is currently litigating a major financial services qui tam action supporting the client with an extensive discovery process, motion work, mock jury presentations and trial preparations.  She is also strongly committed to her pro bono work and is currently working on a multi-firm matter brought against a City by a non-profit aimed at fighting the City’s housing element and zoning ordinance with hopes of building a homeless shelter in the city.

  • Major financial services qui tam action: extensive discovery process, motion work, mock jury presentations, and trial preparations with potential damages in the billions.
  • Non-profit organization v. City (pro bono): assist in creation of reply brief and Request for Judicial Notice, multi-firm strategy development, and settlement negotiations with opposing counsel in combatting the City's housing element and zoning ordinance in order to allow the development of a homeless shelter in the city.


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 2015: Completed Business Law Certificate Program; Writer and Senior Editor, Southern California Law Review; Managing Editor, USC Business Law Advisor
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 2005

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit