CSR + ESG = Sustainability at O’Melveny

“I have the privilege of leading an advisory group of more than 50 attorneys and staff, many of whom are veterans, to guide the firm’s veteran-focused efforts. Considering the sacrifices our service members and their families have made for our freedom, O’Melveny Salute is our small way of expressing our appreciation.”

LEE BLALACK, PARTNER & CO‑CHAIR OF O’MELVENY SALUTE

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“O’Melveny’s Green Initiative extends beyond our own LEED and EPA/ABA Paper Waste, Water and Energy Conservation goals. We work with many of our clients to set and update ESG standards throughout their supply chain, and unite on projects that help meet ESG goals such as land conservation.”

ERIC ROTHENBERG, OF COUNSEL & CSR ADVISORY GROUP CHAIR

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“I focus on realizing the ‘Social’ element of the ESG standards across our firm culture, ethics, and operations. Our views on best practices—like equity, transparency, teamwork, and compassion—are often reflected as we work with clients on their own ESG efforts.”

APALLA CHOPRA, CO-CHAIR, LITIGATION DEPARTMENT AND LABOR & EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

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“Our Water Industry Group is solving complicated problems involving a precious resource that can impact millions of people across the globe. Working with our clients toward responsible water management is extremely rewarding. It allows us to be part of ‘the stream of history,’ in the words of Warren Christopher.”

MATT KLINE, PARTNER & WATER INDUSTRY GROUP LEADER

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“Our clients are doing amazing things in the community—but as they tell the world about the great work they do, new litigation risks emerge. Increasingly I’ve been working with clients to build internal bridges between their CSR, legal, and marketing teams and helping them manage risks around communicating their commitment.”

HANNAH CHANOINE, PARTNER

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“Our Asia offices have always been ‘all-in’ when it comes to supporting the communities where we live and work. The firm’s paid day off to ‘give back’ to a non-profit of our choice is just one example of how O’Melveny takes a big picture approach to being a socially responsible law firm.”

ELAINE FEI, ATTORNEY RECRUITING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR ASIA

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In its more than century-old history, O’Melveny’s holistic approach to sustainability has always been top of mind, consistent with our values. We are one of the very few global firms to fully integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into both our culture and client service, with special attention to developing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards.

And we proudly collaborate with our clients, alumni, friends of the firm, nonprofit partners, and our award-winning pro bono and diversity and inclusion teams every step of the journey. O’Melveny is unwavering in its commitment to make the best choices for our people, our society, and our planet.

As articulated by our late chair, former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, O’Melveny’s core values of excellence, leadership, and citizenship inform everything we do. Sustainability at the firm is no exception; through our CSR programs guided by the ESG standards, our pillars include providing access to education, health care, and justice; supporting environmental sustainability; and promoting diversity and inclusion.

We work together, in the broadest sense, to advance a deeper shared social mission, one that delivers purpose to our everyday lives. We believe that, through partnership, the possibilities for a sustainable future are truly limitless. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Review, CSR + ESG = Sustainability at O’Melveny, highlights just some of our recent efforts.

For more information about Corporate Social Responsibility at O'Melveny, contact Rochelle Karr, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Alumni Relations.