Chairman: Bradley J. Butwin
Languages: Armenian, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Shanghainese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. Across sectors and borders, in board rooms and courtrooms, O’Melveny measures its success by yours. And in its interactions, the firm commits to making your O’Melveny experience as satisfying as the outcomes the firm helps you achieve. O’Melveny’s greatest accomplishment is ensuring that you never have to choose between premier lawyering and exceptional service.
Main Practice Areas:
O’Melveny’s antitrust litigation abilities range from extricating clients early and efficiently to achieving groundbreaking results in high-exposure cases. And when it comes to shepherding transactions through global clearance processes, the firm is a practice leader.
O’Melveny’s clients regularly achieve a wide range of bank finance transactions, including asset-based financings, bridge loans, credit facilities, mezzanine debt financings, subordination and intercreditor arrangements, and workouts and refinancings.
Capital Markets, Investment Funds:
O’Melveny’s capital markets team has substantial experience running the most complicated and high-profile deals from launch through pricing and closing. The investment funds team advises clients on all the legal issues that impact funds, including regulatory, tax, and corporate/partnership matters, and O’Melveny is the market leader in secondary transactions.
Consumer Class Actions:
O’Melveny has unparalleled experience helping a wide range of businesses facing class actions and other aggregated litigation advance their goals and protect their interests.
Data Security & Privacy:
O’Melveny has one of the premier cybersecurity practices in the country, with a unique mix of former senior officials from DHS, DOJ, US Attorney’s Offices and the White House who help clients manage the serious legal and financial risks in this rapidly changing area.
Energy & Environmental:
For more than a century, O’Melveny has advised the energy and utility industry on a full range of goals and challenges, from financings, acquisitions, and new ventures to regulatory proceedings, litigation, and restructurings. O’Melveny helps clients maximize the value of every deal by limiting and allocating environmental risks.
Entertainment, Sports & Media:
O’Melveny has been synonymous with entertainment law since Hollywood’s Golden Age in the 1930s. For decades, top industry talent—along with major players in film, television, music, sports, production and distribution, finance, and investment—have relied on O’Melveny to successfully tackle groundbreaking deals and high-profile disputes.
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits:
O’Melveny’s executive compensation and benefits team helps companies, boards of directors, and executives navigate the full range of matters relating to the interconnected tax, securities law, corporate governance, and ERISA issues.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
O’Melveny counsels on the acquisition, exploitation, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property rights worldwide, with lawyers who have broad industry experience and specialized academic backgrounds, including advanced technical and scientific degrees.
Labor & Employment:
O’Melveny’s team helps clients confront the full range of issues they encounter as employers—whether it’s noncompete and negative covenant litigation, wage and hour class actions, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, or traditional labor and union issues.
O’Melveny’s powerhouse commercial litigation team is known for being relentless when it comes to finding the best solution for clients, backed by a thorough understanding of their business objectives and creative thinking. O’Melveny lawyers argue almost every Term in the US Supreme Court and have filed merits and amicus briefs in scores of cases before the Court in the last two decades.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
O’Melveny works with corporate and investor clients to design and execute M&A programs that achieve strategic growth and critical financial objectives. True partners to its clients throughout the process, O’Melveny goes well beyond negotiating and structuring deals to add tangible business value.
Project Finance & Development:
Bringing deep experience in industry and government, O’Melveny works closely with clients on a full range of complex and often high-profile matters critical to the success of project finance and development.
With some of the world’s leading insolvency lawyers, O’Melveny helps clients face virtually any aspect of a restructuring matter—whether it be a company facing financial distress, significant creditors of a troubled company, or an investor looking for the opportunity to purchase a distressed business or certain of its assets.
With clients at greater risk for securities litigation than ever, O’Melveny is a critical source of innovative solutions and trusted counsel.