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.

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

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

Top Rank and Manny Pacquiao

O’Melveny played a critical role in the biggest boxing match in decades, pitting our client “The Fighting Congressman” Manny Pacquiao against Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. Read
    • Advanced Micro Devices
    • ExxonMobil Company
    • Guess?
    • Lennar Corp.
    • Skechers USA