Dedicated to helping businesses across a range of industries resolve their most important business disputes, O’Melveny’s powerhouse commercial litigation team is known for being relentless when it comes to finding the best solution for our clients, backed by a thorough understanding of their business objectives and creative thinking that leverages each matter’s unique circumstances.

As a result of our effective and aggressive advocacy skills, our clients have prevailed in scores of trials and resolved numerous conflicts through alternative dispute resolution and settlement.  From positioning a case strategically to effectiveness in front of a jury, our team is battle-tested in significant, bet-the-company cases.  Indeed, we are often brought in to replace original counsel in complex disputes.

Whether facing a national or international commercial dispute, charges from a governmental agency, or a single-plaintiff suit with broad implications, our clients trust us with their largest and most sensitive matters.

AT&T and Time Warner

As lead trial counsel for both AT&T and Time Warner, O’Melveny defended the companies’ landmark US$85.4 billion merger against claims by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division that the transaction would harm competition and should be blocked. Read

Alaska Air Group

O’Melveny counseled Alaska Airlines on all aspects of its US$4 billion acquisition of Virgin America. Read

Case Study: American Airlines

O’Melveny achieved an important victory for American Airlines when the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by a putative class of nearly 10,000 legacy American pilots. Read

Case Study: Exportadora de Sal, S.A. de C.V.

O’Melveny secured a major victory on behalf of Mexican salt mining company, Exportadora de Sal, S.A. de C.V. (ESSA), in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read

ExxonMobil Corporation

O'Melveny persuaded the US Supreme Court that the US$2.5 billion in punitive damages awarded to victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was excessive as a matter of maritime common law. Read

Guess Inc.

O’Melveny defended fashion and apparel company Guess, Inc. in a trademark infringement suit filed by rival Gucci, Inc. Read

Jeffrey Skilling

O'Melveny obtained a significant victory in the US Supreme Court for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in Skilling v. U.S. Read

Litigation Stemming from Fires

We have significant experience representing clients in litigation and investigations stemming from fires, an aerospace company in litigation arising out of a fatal fire aboard an aircraft; an oil refining company in criminal enforcement and civil litigation arising out of a series of fires at its refinery; a utility company in an appeal of a case brought after downed electric power lines were believed to have started a fire that consumed homes; and a home remodeling retailer in an government investigation of alleged violations of fire code, hazardous waste, and hazardous materials laws. Read

Quiksilver, Inc.

O’Melveny prevailed at trial for clients Quiksilver and QS Wholesale, Inc. (Quiksilver), in a trademark case filed against volleyball uniform maker Rox Volleyball Inc. Read


We defended Skechers in litigation involving claims that the company’s advertising for its popular Shape-ups rocker bottom shoes is deceptive because the shoes allegedly do not work as advertised. Read
    • Advanced Micro Devices
    • ExxonMobil Company
    • Guess?
    • Lennar Corp.
    • Skechers USA