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Our Survey Says


O’Melveny & Myers has history, but it isn’t stuck in the past. Associates looking for a modern firm with modern ideals will find a home at O’Melveny. The firm wants smart, diverse, and mature candidates who are friendly and team oriented. Summer associate class sizes are small, so good grades and a strong interest in the firm are key. Once you’ve joined the firm, mentorship and training are abundant, and attorneys at O’Melveny go out of their way to develop new associates, and integration of laterals is smooth. Partners are respectful, kind, and generous with their time by attending firm events and having a general openness to feedback and review. While the firm is laid back in its vibe, associates work hard on substantive and meaningful cases. The 1,900 billable hour expectation is manageable, and unlimited pro bono hours and qualifying diversity efforts count towards that goal. Compensation is competitive, but associates wish their bonuses were awarded earlier. Firm technology is generally praised with recent advancements making working from anywhere more seamless. O’Melveny takes well-being seriously, with a full-time Director of Well-being and benefits, including mental health support, Peloton discounts, healthy snacks, concierge medical and family services, and massage rooms. Pro Bono efforts are where O’Melveny really shines—associates are expected to perform at least 20 hours of pro bono work but often are encouraged to do much more. There is no cap on pro bono hours, and associates appreciate the wide range of opportunities available. Diversity is also a strong point at the firm, with many employee networks to support associates and partners from diverse backgrounds and billable credit for up to 50 hours of DE&I work.

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Phone: (213) 430-6000

Firm Stats

Chairman: Bradley J. Butwin
Hiring Partner: Nikole Kingston
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
750 - 1K
No. of Partners Named 2023:

Base Salary

Year 1 $215,000
Year 2 $225,000
Year 3 $250,000
Year 4 $295,000
Year 5 $345,000
Year 6 $370,000
Year 7 $400,000
Year 8 $415,000
Summer Associates $4,134/week

Employment Contact

Tina Metis
Director of Attorney Recruiting
(212) 728-5741

No. of U.S. Offices: 10

No. of International Offices: 8

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA (Century City)
Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
New York, NY
Newport Beach, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC |
Hong Kong

Major Departments

Antitrust and Competition
Asset Management
Capital Markets
Consumer Class Actions
Corporate Finance
Financial Services
Health Care
Intellectual Property and Technology
International Disputes & Arbitration
Labor and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Product Liability and Mass Torts
Project Development and Real Estate
Securities Litigation
Supreme Court & Appellate
White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.