Long rooted in California, O’Melveny & Myers has branched out in all directions with offices in seven countries on three continents, including newly launched offices in Texas. The firm is known for its work in antitrust, appellate litigation, entertainment law, labor and employment, patent litigation, products liability, project finance, securities litigation, venture capital, and more. The firm works in a range of industries, including banking and financial services, consumer products, energy and natural resources, entert...
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It’s not easy to land a spot at O’Melveny—the firm seeks self-motivated candidates with impressive academics who value pro bono work and fit with the firm’s kind, social culture. The firm also focuses on diversity in its hiring and has expanded the law schools from which it hires as a result. Candidates can expect a mix of behavioral questions and those that flow from the interview conversation. Those who join the firm will be met with transparency from management, with regular townhalls and generally open doors. Partners value associates and give them significant responsibility with just enough guidance to help them succeed. Mentoring is integral to firm culture, and many associates credit on-the-job learning and informal training to their development. The firm has also recently ...
The O’Melveny story starts way back in 1885 when Henry W. O’Melveny and Jackson Graves founded a partnership in Los Angeles. The fledgling firm gained traction through its work on land litigation surrounding the ownership of California’s Spanish haciendas and its handling of the legalities of hydroelectric power, which helped to transform the arid basin of Los Angeles into a sprawling, car-centric metropolis. The firm underwent a total of nine name changes, and after Judge Louis J. Myers was hired as a lateral partner, became O’Melveny & Myers in 1939.
Shooting for the Stars
O’Melveny is known as a go-to for the toughest cases. The firm works in a range of industries, including banking and financial services, consumer products, energy and natural resources, entertainment and me...
At O’Melveny, we perform transformative legal work for industry-leading companies. And we believe that how we do things is as important as what we do. Culture, collaboration, and community are integral to the O’Melveny experience, for our lawyers and clients alike. Our collaborative approach embraces diverse thought, encourages innovation, and supports professional growth. Our work within our communities makes us better lawyers and better people. Our cohesive and caring culture sets us apart. It all adds up to results that earn accolades, client relationships that stand the test of time, and an environment where individuals thrive.