Your Career at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
At O'Melveny, we provide opportunities for the best and brightest lawyers to do the most sophisticated and exciting legal work available. From private equity transactions in New York to antitrust litigation in Tokyo, from high-technology work in Silicon Valley to constitutional litigation in the US Supreme Court, our practice spans the globe and, at the same time, helps our local communities.
We are committed to uncompromising excellence in our legal work. O’Melveny & Myers LLP has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2010 A-List, which recognizes the nation’s most elite law firms for stellar performance in the areas of revenue generation, pro bono commitment, associate satisfaction, and diversity representation. This is the Firm’s third consecutive year on the list of 20 firms judged best at balancing the practice of law with their obligations to the profession. These kinds of awards reflect the quality of our lawyers, who benefit from one of the most innovative talent development programs to be found in any law firm. Our clients recognize as much. As an attorney at Ford Motor Company told The American Lawyer, "O'Melveny is the most talented firm overall I've dealt with in 25 years as a lawyer for Ford."
For generations, O'Melveny has provided distinctive leadership to the profession, our local communities, and the nation. We count among our colleagues a former Secretary of State, a former Secretary of Transportation, a former White House Counsel, a former Solicitor General, a former FTC Chairman, and other lawyers who have left their marks in the history books. The rising generation carries on these traditions, providing leadership to the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, the American Law Institute, and similar organizations.
What matters most is that O'Melveny offers a rewarding career, top-tier work, and a supportive team of talented people with whom you'll actually enjoy working. We're looking for bright, personable individuals with creative ideas and a strong desire to learn and excel. If you fit that description, we invite you to consider joining us.
Cutting-Edge, Global Practice
O'Melveny ranks as one of the world's 30 largest law firms, with approximately 1,000 lawyers practicing in 14 offices around the globe. The firm's US offices are located in Los Angeles, Century City, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, and Washington, DC. With offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, O'Melveny now claims the largest China practice of any US-based law firm. It was one of the first US law firms to open offices in Tokyo. The Firm opened a Singapore office in August 2008. In the UK and Europe, the Firm operates from the economic and political centers of London and Brussels.
O'Melveny attracts talented lawyers who are eager to work alongside highly skilled colleagues and acclaimed partners in a 21st century, global law practice, tackling the most compelling and topical matters for prominent clients around the world. When companies face a serious criminal or civil charge from a governmental agency, bet-the-company litigation, or a lawsuit with broad implications, they turn to O'Melveny. The Firm has an especially impressive record of success in winning favorable jury verdicts and settlements. O'Melveny's lawyers also excel at advising on and structuring sophisticated financial transactions that serve clients' needs, even amid today's challenging global market conditions. The Firm's work has made it a go-to firm among major multinational corporation clients.
As reflected in the Firm's Values Statement, one of O'Melveny's core values is its long-standing commitment to diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all of its lawyers and staff. The Firm recognizes its collective diversity as a strength and an asset that promotes uncompromising excellence in its lawyers' work, fosters distinctive leadership in the legal profession and in the communities in which its lawyers practice, and cultivates citizenship in a culture in which individuals are valued for their unique contributions. O'Melveny embraces its diversity as fundamental to the promotion of its values and recognizes that diversity has an invaluable influence on the Firm and all it aspires to be.
Law firms are defined by the values they espouse and the clients they serve. O'Melveny's commitment to excellent client service extends well beyond corporate boardrooms to the underrepresented segments of society, through its vibrant and award-winning Pro Bono practice. Under the Firm’s Pro Bono Initiative, new lawyers in all US offices are required to handle at least one pro bono matter in their first year at the Firm. Each partner is expected to supervise at least one pro bono matter every year, and all attorneys are encouraged to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work annually. There is no cap on the amount of time that O'Melveny lawyers may spend on pro bono matters, and all pro bono hours count toward minimum hours requirements.
In keeping with its obligation to be a responsible citizen of the communities in which its lawyers practice, O'Melveny launched its Green Office Initiative in 2007 to conserve resources and reduce its carbon footprint. The Firm is among the first law firms to achieve compliance with the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge Best Paper Practices program. All US offices met the program's goals in 2007.
Career Customization and Flexibility
O'Melveny takes a broad view of the endeavors that fit the Firm's leadership value. To prepare future generations of its lawyers for leadership roles in the public sector, the legal profession, and within the Firm, O’Melveny has created a number of innovative initiatives that offer lawyers the opportunity to tailor their experience to fit their own career goals—whether those goals are a position in government, in-house with a client, life in academia, or partnership in the Firm.
To help lawyers build their careers, the Firm offers core skills programs, mentoring options, challenging and rewarding work assignments, and clear expectations and feedback. Additionally, the Firm established a progressive Reduced Workload policy and offers emergency child and adult care benefits to give attorneys the flexibility to best manage their work and personal commitments. Career development that promotes work-life effectiveness and flexibility is a hallmark of the O'Melveny experience.
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Director of Attorney Recruiting
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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