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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-respected litigation team regularly retained by giant pharmaceutical corporates and other companies. Draws on impressive experience in handling large-scale opioid litigation, as well as handling independent and government investigations.

Strengths

One client notes: "They are very practical and focused on providing the best possible practical and actionable advice."

Sources consider the attorneys to have the necessary "experience and credibility to represent companies and executives in government matters."

"They are a practice that is investing in their future. They hasve strong resources out on the West Coast," reports an interviewee.

Notable practitioners

Howard Heiss is a seasoned white-collar practitioner with expertise handling a broad range of criminal proceedings and investigations, including criminal trials.
"A very experienced and strong lawyer in the courtroom and boardrooms.""He has the judgment and experience to make good tactical choices, knowing when to press and when to hold back." "He has an excellent reputation with the government and very good judgment."

Mark Racanelli undertakes an array of criminal defense work, frequently advising on regulatory investigations and representing individuals at criminal trial.
"A great colleague with terrific insight into strategy and legal arguments." "Strong in international matters and an effective advocate in front of the government." "He is very smart and strategic."

Nicole Argentieri is recognized for her defense-side practice, and regularly undertakes a broad range of work including regulatory proceedings, enforcement actions and sensitive internal investigations.
"She understands the context of the client's business and is empathetic to what they need to achieve as a business person. She's also excellent at resolving issues with US regulators or the DOJ, and is a fantastic advocate in the courtroom." "A terrific trial lawyer who advocates strongly for her clients." "She has the full package, and can get into the most complex, difficult and sensitive issues."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Howard E Heiss
Band 3
Mark A Racanelli
Band 4
Nicole Argentieri
Band 5