Table of contents

When I started this website in 2017, I never imagined it would grow this large. I'm not a for-profit writer, the kind obligated to produce articles every week. I only write when I hear of something troubling related to O'Melveny, and then only if there is no risk of violating defamation law. But the website has now grown so large that I guess it needs a table of contents. Any way, I hope this work helps people seeking information about this law firm.

  1. Introduction and summary

  2. Retiring this blog

  3. What an O'Melveny partner's profit distribution documents look like

  4. Attorney sues O'Melveny after being fired for "too many pro bono hours"

  5. Judge criticizes O'Melveny's lack of professionalism

  6. The world of banking lawyers, and our current high inflation

  7. Greg Jacob and his friend Michael Luttig

  8. Life at O'Melveny

  9. Law can be an unpleasant profession (and my exchange with Amy Wax)

  10. If a minority sues for rape or discrimination, use one of their people to fight them

  11. Dan Petrocelli's son was arrested

  12. Elon Musk tried to harm a government lawyer who did his job, instead of monetizing it

  13. Winners and losers in America's opioid era

  14. O'Melveny's suspicious "independent investigation" prompts a coordinated response

  15. Bimal Patel got his money at PayPal

  16. New rape accusation shows why O'Melveny's "independent investigations" aren't trustworthy

  17. O'Melveny embarrasses their client with a reportedly "absurd" letter

  18. Why I can't expand this site beyond O'Melveny & Myers

  19. O'Melveny's generous perquisites

  20. After relying on O'Melveny, California's governor gets blamed for a needless two billion dollar loss

  21. O'Melveny's friend Thomas Barrack got arrested for doing something ingrained in O'Melveny's culture

  22. McDermott, Will & Emery shows how easy it is to game Firsthand/Vault's "best firm to work for" award

  23. Follow-up to the Brian Brooks and Bitcoin post

  24. Brad Butwin's Jewish privilege

  25. Brian Brooks used his position in government to boost Bitcoin, and I'm curious to see how this plays out

  26. O'Melveny tried to stifle anti-corruption laws

  27. Another example of reporters fixing wrongdoing in the legal system

  28. What it means to "think like a lawyer," and the COVID-19 pandemic

  29. A dark profession

  30. O'Melveny hopes its clients get sued

  31. Favoring the children of prominent people

  32. Old tale; new tactics, victims and weapons

  33. O’Melveny chose not to stop racist comments about a judge, and partners "dating" associates

  34. "Top-ranked" restructuring partner gets recruited to O'Melveny; leaves two months later

  35. O'Melveny lawyer threatened scientists in a way that had "life-and-death consequences"

  36. O'Melveny's human resources

  37. O'Melveny's Chair Brad Butwin lied about coronavirus pay cuts

  38. Law students complain that O'Melveny's Vault rankings are misleading

  39. The Mansfield Rule and the lucrative world of law firm diversity marketing

  40. O'Melveny hires attorney accused of mistreatment at his prior firm

  41. Another case in which O’Melveny fights alleged Chinese torture victims

  42. Monetizing government positions

  43. Attorney joins O'Melveny, loses her health and her child, and O'Melveny's benefit provider is fighting her disability claim

  44. The feast or famine life of an O’Melveny partner

  45. Allen & Overy walks away from O'Melveny merger

  46. O'Melveny's revenue-obsessed lawyers might not give the best advice

  47. Subjective, false and misleading

  48. Did O'Melveny ruin Vault's honor system?

  49. O'Melveny's opioid "pipeline"

  50. Giving up revenue to help opioid victims

  51. An O'Melveny alumnus gets arrested while negotiating an "independent investigation" retainer

  52. O'Melveny shows off money they made off of an alleged rape victim's misery

  53. Does an O'Melveny lawyer's profit motive interfere? (Please let me tell you about "margin")

  54. Please feel free to contact me if you need help

  55. CBS's accused sexual assaulter hires O'Melveny

  56. O'Melveny & Myers and Allen & Overy -- two firms that reportedly enabled Harvey Weinstein's sexual assaults -- are about to merge

  57. How O'Melveny reportedly whitewashed sexual harassment at Lions Gate

  58. Which law firms lie on their Vault self-reports? Here is a way to find out

  59. Another threatening letter from O'Melveny

  60. More whitewashing

  61. The late Judge Reinhardt's time at O'Melveny

  62. O'Melveny's sexual harassment investigations

  63. O'Melveny reportedly threatened one of Harvey Weinstein's victims

  64. You had to pretend a lot

  65. Vault tells minorities to join shrinking and demographically stagnant firms

  66. Don't complain about torture or discrimination to Bank of America's General Counsel David Leitch

  67. O'Melveny's threatening letter

  68. O'Melveny & Myers and mandatory arbitration and nondisclosure agreements