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- United States: Labor and employment > ERISA litigation
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- United States: Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings
- United States: Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings
- United States: Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
- United States: Finance > Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)
- United States: Finance > Financial services: litigation
- United States: Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative
- United States: Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences
- United States: Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers
- United States: Intellectual property > Copyright
- United States: Intellectual property > Patent litigation: full coverage
- United States: Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds
- United States: Labor and employment > Labor and employment litigation
- United States: Labor and employment > Labor-management relations
- United States: Litigation > Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport
- United States: Litigation > Securities: shareholder litigation
- United States: Litigation > Supreme Court and appellate
- United States: Litigation > Trade secrets
- United States: Litigation > White-collar criminal defense
- United States: Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
- United States: Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts > Antitrust
- United States: Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts > M&A: large deals ($1bn-5bn)
- United States: Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts > Venture capital and emerging companies
- United States: Tax > Domestic tax: West Coast
United States: Finance
Within Bank lending (including other sources of financing), tier 6
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has a well regarded team that represents a mix of borrowers and lenders. The firm has been involved in several significant transactions, often with a large capital markets component. Among the highlights, the firm advised the underwriters, including Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse Offerings, on two debt offerings for Wellpoint, that helped finance its acquisition of Amerigroup. The firm also represented the joint book-runners, including Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities on a multi-tranche registered debt offering for Watson Pharmaceuticals to finance its acquisition of Actavis. Group head Eric Reimer divides his time between New York and Los Angeles and is backed up by a strong team that includes the highly experienced Tom Baxter and Joe Kim.
Within Capital markets: debt offerings , O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O'Melveny & Myers LLP made a significant commitment to its capital markets practice with the hire of Michael Schiavone in New York from Shearman & Sterling LLP to co-head the practice with San Francisco-based Brophy Christensen. ‘One of the best lawyers’, the ‘fantastic’ Schiavone is ‘knowledgeable, commercial and easy to work with’ and brings notable experience on the manager side to the practice. Recent mandates include John-Paul Motley in Los Angeles and Hong Kong-based David Johnson acting for the underwriters in Toyota Motor Credit Corporation’s $1bn offering of 1.75% notes due 2017, and Schiavone and William Kuesel advising Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Securities and RBS Securities as representatives of the underwriters on a $1.3bn registered public offering by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Elsewhere, a team from San Francisco featuring Peter Healy and Eric Sibbitt, and Winston Chang in Newport Beach, acted for several banks as agents in a $450m offering of medium-term notes by AvalonBay Communities. Washington DC-based Martin Dunn is also recommended.
Within Capital markets: equity offerings , O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
The equity capital markets team at O'Melveny & Myers LLP is ‘very good and always responsive’; it significantly boosted its capabilities with the addition of Michael Schiavone from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2012. Schiavone ‘is excellent at what he does’ and is co-chair of the capital markets team from New York, alongside the experienced Brophy Christensen in San Francisco. Also based in San Francisco, Peter Healy and Eric Sibbitt recently represented Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, JPMorgan, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, Bank of New York Mellon, PNC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the $2bn public offering of 16,675,000 shares of common stock of AvalonBay Communities. Sibbitt, alongside John-Paul Motley in Los Angeles, also represented Vector Group in its registered public offering of $230m of variable interest convertible senior notes due 2019 and 6,114,000 shares of its common stock. Martin Dunn in Washington DC is also recommended.
Within Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings , tier 4
O'Melveny & Myers LLP continues to demonstrate its broad capabilities in advising issuer clients from a range of sectors on high-yield debt offerings. A New York-based team featuring Sung Pak, Sam Zucker and Eric Reimer acted for Nektar Therapeutics in its $125m Rule 144A offering of 12% senior secured notes due 2017. Elsewhere, Andor Terner in Newport Beach and Washington DC-based Robert Plesnarski advised Sabra Health Care REIT on its $100m Rule 144A offering of 8.125 senior notes due 2018. The firm welcomed Michael Schiavone from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2012.
Within Financial services: litigation, tier 4
Headed by Brian Boyle out of Washington DC and reinforced by a strong presence on the West Coast and New York, O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s ‘very responsive’ 32-partner team is well-versed across the most significant issues exercising the regulators’ minds, and ‘has been great at keeping up to date with legal developments’. Bank of America continues to provide the firm with a significant flow of work, particularly in successor liability claims relating to its acquisition of Countrywide. As well as recently successfully securing a notable dismissal in the US District Court for the Central District of California which limited the liability of the bank for a significant amount of Countrywide’s mortgage practices, the team also secured the dismissal of actions brought by the attorney generals of Arizona and Nevada challenging loan servicing and loan modification practices. Jonathan Rosenberg has been a key partner in much of the Bank of America work, and along with Dan Cantor also recently represented UBS in an appeal hearing arguing that the lower court was correct in its judgment that the bank should not be held liable for anti-terrorism offences relating to transfers with Iranian counterparties. The ‘very good’ Randall Edwards is recommended for handling financial services-related class actions. Clients include Fannie Mae, Visa and Wells Fargo.
United States: Industry focus
Within Energy: renewable/alternative, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O'Melveny & Myers LLP continues to impress clients with its dedicated team of attorneys. The ‘experienced and unflappable’ Greg Thorpe heads the practice from the Los Angeles office, while two recent lateral partner hires from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Junaid Chida and Mark Caterini, have added considerable depth to the firm’s expertise in tax equity financings. In 2012, a team advised various investor groups on wind power investments, including the $476m, 300MW Canadian Hills project in Oklahoma, and the $355m, 200MW Prairie Rose project in Minnesota. Thorpe represented Edison Mission Energy (EME) in the acquisition, financing, development and construction of over ten utility-scale wind facilities across the US. The practice is also advising EME on wind turbine procurement matters, and advising Solar Reserve on a utility-scale solar power project in New Mexico.
Within Healthcare: life sciences, tier 4
O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s practice is based in Silicon Valley and has a reputation for handling groundbreaking, industry-changing matters. It is prominent in the Chinese market, and M&A group head Paul Scrivano led the firm in acting for China Kanghui Holdings during its $816m sale to Medtronic; and BGI-Shenzhen on its entry into the US genome sequencing market via a $117m merger with Complete Genomics. Prevalent in capital markets, highlights included advising Nektar Therapeutics on its $125m senior secured notes offering, advice being led by highly respected group co-head Sam Zucker. Recent matters in litigation included achieving victory for Allergan in the high-profile Botox-related case Allergan, Inc v Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Stanton Lovenworth, former chair of life sciences and head of IP transactions at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, joined the New York office as counsel in April 2012.
Within Insurance: advice to insurers, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
O'Melveny & Myers LLP ‘plays at the top of the insurance legal game’ and its insurance and reinsurance team is ‘results-oriented, expense conscious; comprehensive and thorough’. It can handle any complex litigation matter, and asbestos and environmental claims. Bankruptcy cases remain areas of strength. Practice chair Richard Goetz is ‘very pragmatic’ and ‘takes a realistic approach to litigating and settling cases’. Tancred Schiavoni is ‘an accomplished litigator and well versed in insurance knowledge, which makes for a powerful combination’. He has significant experience in bankruptcy courts. Together with ‘good tactician, litigator and strategist’ Gary Svirsky, Schiavoni won a victory for Resolute Management in a hotly litigated bankruptcy mass tort after a landmark decision on the doctrine of equitable mootness and insurer standing. The group also won summary judgement for Century Indemnity in an asbestos-related case and is representing the company in ongoing coverage disputes with Montrose Chemical. Work continues for longstanding client ACE, one of its largest clients worldwide, and new client Cigna.
United States: Intellectual property
Within Copyright, tier 4
O'Melveny & Myers LLP handles a range of both traditional and hi-tech-related copyright cases, with a number of high-profile clients across the entertainment, media and sports sectors, such as Apple, Walt Disney and Respawn Entertainment. The Los Angeles team is well regarded for its strengths in entertainment sector-related litigation, with experienced trial lawyers including Robert Schwartz and Daniel Petrocelli. Petrocelli successfully obtained dismissal of a case brought against clients Warner Bros Entertainment and writer John Logan regarding the creation of feature film The Last Samurai. He also acted for Warner Brothers and DC Comics in winning a long-running copyright dispute against heirs to the Superman character’s creators.
Within Patent litigation: full coverage, tier 5
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has broad-based litigation capabilities in federal, state and ITC court proceedings but focuses on hi-tech, electronics, telecoms and related sectors, with representative clients including Apple, Viacom, Belkin and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. The practice has been representing Samsung Electronics in various district court and ITC matters and also obtained a dismissal of patent claims on behalf of Google as defendant to infringement allegations brought by WebMap Technologies. It also successfully obtained dismissal of cases on behalf of DirecTV and Integrated Device Technology. IP of technology group chair Darin Snyder leads the team, which is split across the West Coast and in Washington DC. Trial lawyer George Riley and IP litigator Mark Miller are key attorneys.
United States: Investment fund formation and management
Within Private equity funds, tier 4
O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s fund formation practice straddles its East and West Coast offices, with a global reach that covers Europe and Asia, giving it exposure to a diverse range of fund-related matters. Kathryn Sanders heads the West Coast outfit, and represented Coller Capital in its fundraising for Coller International Partners VI. On its final closing the fund had raised in excess of $5.5bn, making it the second-largest secondaries fundraising to date. The arrival of Timothy Clark in 2011 brought key expertise in the venture capital space, as well as new VC clients. In 2012, he acted alongside the firm’s London office in advising Turk Ventures Advisory Limited on the final close of its third Turkish fund. Robert Blashek is also highlighted for his 32-year track record in the industry.
United States: Labor and employment
Within ERISA litigation , O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a first tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP impresses: ‘in any matter where the stakes are high, we turn to the firm for counsel and defense’. ‘The firm has a wealth of knowledge and experience’. The team has an impressive track record successfully resolving ERISA cases through motions, settlement and when necessary, trial. It also has a vibrant appellate practice. The firm won a victory for UnitedHealth when the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss a putative nationwide ERISA class action brought on behalf of out-of-network chiropractic providers against UnitedHealth; and was successful representing the Bank of America when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a class action brought by participants in two Bank of America-sponsored retirement plans, finding that the plaintiffs lacked constitutional standing. Other clients include Edison International, Prudential and Ford Motor Company. ‘In every respect, the work it has performed for us has been outstanding’. The ‘really impressive’ Brian Boyle demands ‘huge respect’ from his competitors. Chair of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice Jonathan Hacker is also highly recommended. Other key partners include Amy Longo, newly promoted partner Shannon Barrett and Gregory Jacob, who joined the firm from Winston & Strawn LLP. The ‘phenomenal’ Bob Eccles has retired from the partnership and is now of counsel.
Within Labor and employment litigation, O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s clients ‘turn to it in any matter where the stakes are high’. ‘The firm has a wealth of Railway Labor Act knowledge and experience that no other firm can match’. It represented US Airways in a case where the original plaintiffs were a group of retired pilots who claimed that they were wrongfully denied benefits under ERISA from US Airways’ Pilot Disability Plan following their furlough. Although the lawsuit was brought under ERISA, the firm concluded that the lawsuit constituted a ‘minor dispute’ under the Railway Labor Act subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the applicable System Board because the disability plan at issue was collectively bargained. The Judge agreed and granted the firm’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. Wage and hour class actions are also an area of expertise. The firm is representing CEVA Freight in a putative wage and hour collective class action alleging that the drivers of the carrier are employees and not independent contractors. The district court granted CEVA summary judgment on the legal issue regarding drivers’ status as independent plaintiffs and dismissed all pending claims. In another matter, the firm secured a favorable ruling for DIRECTV, when the Los Angeles Superior Court granted DIRECTV’s motion to compel arbitration, stripping out the plaintiff’s class claims and sending only the plaintiff’s individual claims to arbitration. ‘In every respect, the work it has performed for us has been outstanding’. Practice chair Apalla Chopra leads a formidable team that includes Framroze Virjee, Robert Siegel, Jeffrey Kohn, Mark Robertson and Eric Amdursky.
Within Labor-management relations, O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP has niche experience advising on labor management relations in the airline industry. The firm represented United Air Lines, successfully preventing the last-minute effort of the union representing pilots at United, the Air Line Pilots Association, to derail a key phase of United’s revision of flight operations procedures in connection with United’s merger with Continental Airlines; and secured a preliminary injunction on behalf of its client US Airways to prevent an alleged illegal slowdown by members of the US Airline Pilots Association. The firm won a victory for Delta Air Lines when it convinced a federal judge in Minneapolis to deny a preliminary injunction that would have required Delta to pay millions of dollars to flight attendants who claimed to have been underpaid by the airline following its 2008 merger with their former employer, Northwest Airlines. In non-airline related matters, the firm represents Sunkist Growers in its California-focused labor relations strategy and represents it in labor grievances as well as disputes before the NLRB. Airline industry guru Robert Siegel, Mark Robertson and Chris Hollinger are recommended.
United States: Litigation
Within Leading trial lawyers, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a first tier firm,
Daniel Petrocelli, O’Melveny & Myers LLP: In 2012, Daniel Petrocelli had a whirlwind year which saw him try a slew of different matters back-to-back across various industries. These included his representation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association against Dick Clark Productions in a battle over the broadcast rights to the Golden Globe Awards Show (Petrocelli is now handling the client’s appeal); a trial on behalf of Botox-maker Allergan, in a case for misappropriation of trade secrets, in which instance this ‘excellent, excellent trial lawyer’ secured a rare “head start" injunction; and the defense of fashion corporate Guess in the Manhattan federal court against claims of trademark infringement by rival designer Gucci totalling $300m. Petrocelli also obtained an extremely favorable settlement on the eve of trial in a high-profile lawsuit by the developers of Call of Duty, a video game franchise. In an extraordinarily busy year, Petrocelli, also secured early dismissals and judgments on behalf of The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros, and Time Inc.
Within Product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport , O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
Esteemed class action lawyer Richard Goetz leads the practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, which continues to act as national class action counsel for longstanding client, Ford Motor Company. Washington DC-based Brian Anderson recently defended the same client in a class action concerning alleged defects in its six-liter engines. Jonathan Hacker, chair of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice, achieved a significant result for Viad Corp in the US Supreme Court case, Kurns v Railroad Friction Products Corp, which concerned questions of preemption and claims concerning asbestos in locomotives.
Within Securities: shareholder litigation, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s 22 partner group divides more or less equally between East and West Coast offices. Washington-based Jeffrey Kilduff, ‘a phenomenal lawyer and trusted advisor’, leads a team of ‘thoughtful, business-minded counsel who are active partners with us on all matters’. Kilduff is lead partner in the team’s representation of Fannie Mae in a consolidated securities class action case alleging that the company knowingly misrepresented Fannie Mae’s capital condition to investors. The group, with a Beijing resident partner, has achieved an impressive share of the wave of litigation engulfing China-based US-listed companies. In New York Jonathan Rosenberg is ‘very smart and very good at managing a large team’, and in Bradley Butwin there is ‘no better litigator on the planet in my opinion - we never lost a case’. In Washington DC, Robert Stern is ‘very smart and capable’.
Within Supreme Court and appellate, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP conducts an eclectic mix of work before the US Supreme Court. Jonathan Hacker - ‘very strong, great written product, and very bright’ - recently won a victory in Kurns v Railroad Friction Products Corp on behalf of client Viad, a federal preemption case with potentially significant consequences for preemption of asbestos-related tort claims. The firm also drafted significant briefs - whose reasoning the Court followed in its decision - on behalf of client CompuCredit Corporation, a significant matter concerning the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate federal statutory cause of actions. On the appeals front, the firm secured a significant $2bn reversal on behalf of Ford Motor Company when the Ohio Court of Appeals vacated a prior class action jury verdict brought by Ford authorized truck dealers. The firm also secured a significant verdict on behalf of DC Comics, Warner Bros before the Ninth Circuit in respect of the Superman franchise. This ‘excellent’ firm is also witnessing a trend toward more insurance appeals and financial services-related work.
Within Trade secrets, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
Darin Snyder heads a 30-lawyer team at O’Melveny & Myers LLP that has the resources to advise defendants and plaintiffs on all trade secrets issues, from investigation to litigation. The team recently showcased its courtroom advocacy skills when it achieved a victory for Botox developer Allergan in a high-profile case against competitor Merz. Allergan was awarded injunctive relief blocking the distribution of rival product Xeomin when it was found that Merz had misappropriated confidential Allergan materials by hiring an Allergan sales representative. Snyder, who also chairs the intellectual property and technology practice, is recognized for his wide-ranging expertise.
Within White-collar criminal defense , tier 4
‘Stand-out performer’ O’Melveny & Myers LLP has considerable clout given its ability to advise on a broad range of white-collar issues, and a line-up of clients that includes Bank of America, Credit Suisse, eBay, Apple and Caltech. Within the FCPA space, it advises various global financial institutions, Fortune 100 clients, and leading film companies, and it recently conducted a major internal FCPA investigation for the audit committee of a casino company. Antitrust is another stalwart of the group, where, as adviser to Hynix, it is involved in industry-wide criminal investigations and related civil actions in the Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), and Flash markets. The firm also acted for Honeywell in an antitrust class action alleging monopolization in certain markets. Additionally, it is a sound choice for SEC enforcement matters, having represented former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd in the investigation into his highly publicized departure from the company, with ongoing mandates in this area including acting for a semiconductor company in an investigation into revenue recognition practices. The firm’s 17 key partners are spread across multiple US offices, and key names to note include Carolyn Kubota Los Angeles, Michael Tubach in San Francisco, and Richard Grime in Washington DC.
United States: Media, technology and telecoms
Within Telecoms and broadcast: transactional, O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s transactional group, led by Joseph Calabrese, handles international broadcasting transactions relating to sport and entertainment, M&A deals and film financing arrangements. Clients appreciate lawyers’ ‘vast experience, common sense, high intelligence and personal integrity’. 2012 was a particularly busy year for sports broadcasting work, with the team advising the International Olympic Committee. In terms of content work, Christopher Brearton in Century City represented DreamWorks Animation on its ‘game changing’ subscription video-on-demand deal with Netflix; its acquisition of Classic Media; and its five-year distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox. Calabrese, Robert Haymer and Nancy Bruington advised Legendary Pictures in a new $150m credit facility as well as on production, financing and distribution arrangements for Seventh Son. The team advised Lions Gate Entertainment in its $410m purchase of Summit Entertainment and in connection with an $800m revolving credit facility. A prestigious client list includes Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Univision Communications and Warner Bros. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Bruce Tobey from CBS Films.
United States: Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts
Within Antitrust, O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
With an antitrust practice that spans Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Century City, and San Francisco, O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s clients include Capital One and Honeywell International. The firm features ‘extremely knowledgeable and incredibly talented lawyers’, who provide ‘very quick responses’ and ‘achieve terrific results’. Notably, ‘outstanding’ litigator James Pearl is recommended, as are Michael Antalics and David Beddow, who remain very active in merger matters. ‘Exceptional’ practice chair Richard Parker is an experienced trial lawyer and antitrust regulatory attorney, who represented Apple Inc in both the DOJ eBook price-fixing investigation, and a non-solicit class action, alleging that various companies in the technology and entertainment industries violated antitrust laws by conspiring to fix employee pay. For cartel class actions and matters involving IP, Ian Simmons is highly regarded; he has over 20 years of antitrust litigation experience and recently acted for Asiana Airlines in two consolidated multi-district litigation proceedings concerning allegations of price-fixing. In other recent disputes, Simmons and Ben Bradshaw represented Samsung in a class action alleging price-fixing of cathode ray tubes; and on the transactional side, Antalics and Beddow acted for Magma Design Automation in the FTC investigation of its $523m acquisition by Synopsys.
Within M&A: large deals ($1bn-5bn), O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP leads companies and financial investors through the complexities of merging, acquiring, investing in and disposing of businesses and assets, whether public or private, domestic or international. Silicon Valley-based Warren Lazarow is firm-wide chairman of the transactions department. His practice is predominantly focused on the corporate representation of public and private technology companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks. Silicon Valley-based Steven Tonsfeldt chairs the M&A group. He advises publicly traded and privately held companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, LBOs, and minority equity investments. Tonsfeldt has also represented financial sponsors in relation to leveraged acquisitions, as well as financial advisors, who are advising companies engaged in acquisition transactions. The team represented Progenics Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on the critical, unmet diagnostic and therapeutic needs of the prostate cancer patient; advised Kabam, known for free-to-play core gaming, in its acquisition of Vancouver-based Exploding Barrel Games; acted for Zenprise, an innovator in mobile device management, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Citrix; and advised China Kanghui Holdings (Kanghui) in its entering into a merger agreement with Medtronic, whereby Kanghui will be acquired by Medtronic.
Within Venture capital and emerging companies, O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a third tier firm,
O’Melveny & Myers LLP has an impressive national and international practice. Much of the firm’s emerging technology practice is situated in Silicon Valley, though its efforts to tap into the growth company environment in Asia is certainly worth noting. Senior figure Howard Chao, for instance, splits his time between Hong Kong and Menlo Park. He represents a range of technology companies in connection with their China operations. Clients include Berkeley Heartlabs, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital and Sima Therapeutics. Silicon Valley partner Paul Sieben recently advised venture capital backed free-to-play core gaming company Kabam on its acquisition of Vancouver-based Exploding Barrel Games. Other key partners in the department include Silicon Valley’s Warren Lazarow, who is chairman of the firm’s transactions department. Life sciences specialist Sam Zucker is also recommended and splits his time between Silicon Valley and New York.
United States: Tax
Within Domestic tax: West Coast, O'Melveny & Myers LLP is a second tier firm,
O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s West Coast offering is based across the firm’s Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Newport Beach offices. The firm represents corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, and state and local agencies on tax matters related to a wide range of transactions. The firm handles a lot of Asia-related work, with Luc Moritz a key lawyer in this area. Robert Blashek, also in Los Angeles, has a good reputation in the market. The firm works across a range of industries but has particular experience in the region’s technology, bio-science and media industries. Also recommended are Winston Chang in Newport Beach and Robert Fisher in Silicon Valley.
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