O'Melveny & Myers


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O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an international law firm founded in Los Angeles, California. The firm is the 19th largest law firm in the world and lauded by Vault as one of America’s top twenty most prestigious law firms.
It employs around twelve hundred attorneys in fourteen offices worldwide. The firm has represented a host of notable clients, such as Apple, Exxon, Enron, Fannie Mae, Goldman Sachs, the District of Columbia, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and other law firms. They represented former Enron Corporation chief executive Jeffrey K. Skilling during his four-month fraud and conspiracy trial.
The firm was founded in 1885 as "Graves & O'Melveny" by Henry O’Melveny and Jackson Graves. The current chair of the firm, Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., who serves at the firm's Washington, D.C. office, is the former White House Counsel during the Reagan Administration. Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher who served as the firms Chairman from 1981-1991 is a Senior Partner at the firm's Century City, CA office.
O’Melveny & Myers attorneys represent clients in many areas, including antitrust and competitiveness issues, appellate work, aviation law, capital markets, class-action defense, corporate law, entertainment and media law, finance and restructuring, "global enforcement" and criminal defense, healthcare law, insurance and mass torts, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project development and real estate, SEC, securities litigation, strategic counseling, tax law, and trial and litigation work.