June 29, 2024

Retiring this blog

       I'm going to go ahead and do something I've been wanting to do for a while, retire this blog. So this will be the last entry. If you would like more such reading material, please see the syllabus of a new course being taught at Duke Law School. 

       If anyone would like to take over ownership of the blog, please contact me at admin@omelvenymyersethics.org. If you are the right venue to archive its content, I can transfer it to you for free. The blog was actually originally retired in July of 2022, but when communicating via a blog, as opposed to say a book, you can add to it. So I unretired it when an associate sued O'Melveny, or to add the pictures of O'Melveny's partner meetings; seemed like those had to be included in a resource teaching you about the firm. However, I would like to definitively end it (without erasing it, as some work went into it and I would like to maintain it somewhere for those seeking information on O'Melveny or the legal industry in general.) So I'm trying to figure out how to archive it, perhaps by transferring ownership to another entity who can publish it as part of their library, or maybe by converting it into a book, hence the offer above. Please contact me if you are interested.

       Before I go, I should add that the firm is not that bad. I'd especially like to apologize to Ted McAniff for writing about him here, and the last thing I said to him. He was uncommonly generous for helping me at the beginning of my legal career, as best as he could. When the turbulence started in May of 2015, I actually spent hours digging into his past and it was spotless, and filled with signs of an outstanding character. For example, he was part of a racial equity movement back in the sixties, and he somehow made Captain in the Naval Reserve despite working full time as a partner, which is an astonishing feat. In closing, If you are an attorney or client considering O'Melveny, it may be the best choice for you. Put everything in this blog in context.