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O'Melveny & Myers LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

Work Department

Intelectual Property & Technology; Data Security & Privacy; Life Sciences




  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Delaware Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Delaware Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)


  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1991:  magna cum laude, Order of the Coif 
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Biology, 1986 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

O’Melveny & Myers LLP is known for its broad portfolio of work, advising pharmaceutical companies on core transactions and representing them in litigations, alongside supplementing M&A with a focus on venture capital clients, with a presence in multiple pharmaceutical development markets. The contentious arm advises on product liability, antitrust and trade secrets cases. Most notably, the team is lead counsel for Johnson & Johnson in its Opioid-related cases. New York-based Lisa Pensabene and Ross Galin are key litigators focusing on IP. Scott Elliott leads transactions from San Francisco and Steve Brody leads the compliance and product liability teams from Washington DC. New York-based patent and medical tech litigator Hassen Sayeed is also recommended.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

O’Melveny & Myers LLP‘s practice maintains a strong foothold in the main US patent litigation venues, with a focus on hardware to software, augmented reality to streaming video, e-commerce and digital technology to pharmaceuticals, acting on the defense and offense side alike. The group also handles an active Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA caseload. In 2021 the firm expanded its footprint into Texas, opening two new offices in Austin and in Dallas, and added two new partners to its ranks, Tim Durst from Baker Botts L.L.P., and Tim Fink from the USPTO, who leads the PTAB practice. Practice head Ryan Yagura is based in Los Angeles. His team includes San Francisco trio Darin Snyder, Luann Simmons and David Almeling; and New York’s Lisa Pensabene, who heads the life sciences litigation practice. Counsel Mark Liang, also in Los Angeles, is another name to note.