For O’Melveny, community service has never been an afterthought. It’s part of our DNA. It’s what drives our lawyers to do better, be better, and make the world better. From founding the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in 1929 to providing North Korean refugee students with educational visits to the US to working with the White House to improve low-income legal services, O’Melveny continues to seek innovative solutions to help those who need it most.
One of our most targeted areas of work is for veterans, through pro bono representations, our internal veteran advisory group, and connecting top corporate executives looking to hire veterans for important civil positions. O’Melveny has long seen the tremendous value and skills veterans bring both to our own ranks and to the executive ranks of many of our clients.
Through these efforts—be it community involvement, scholarships and mentorships, sustainability efforts, or individual service—we grow as lawyers, we grow as leaders, and we grow as people. Being a good world citizen is so important to O’Melveny, it’s one of three core values--along with excellence and leadership--that were articulated by our late chair, former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, whose legacy we strive to live up to every day. Related to our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is our award-winning pro bono program.