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. Artifice and the failure of First Republic Bank

  4. Don't expect sympathy from O'Melveny's partners; they have their own problems

  5. O'Melveny allegedly tricked a surgical center into accepting its cheap medical insurance

  6. What an of counsel makes at O'Melveny

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

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

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

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

  11. Greg Jacob and his friend Michael Luttig

  12. Life at O'Melveny

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

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

  15. Dan Petrocelli's son was arrested

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

  17. Winners and losers in America's opioid era

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

  19. Bimal Patel got his money at PayPal

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

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

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

  23. O'Melveny's generous perquisites

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

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

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

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

  28. Brad Butwin's Jewish privilege

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

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

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

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

  33. A dark profession

  34. O'Melveny hopes its clients get sued

  35. Favoring the children of prominent people

  36. Old tale; new tactics, victims and weapons

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

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

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

  40. O'Melveny's human resources

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

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

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

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

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

  46. Monetizing government positions

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

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

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

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

  51. Subjective, false and misleading

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

  53. O'Melveny's opioid "pipeline"

  54. Giving up revenue to help opioid victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  63. Another threatening letter from O'Melveny

  64. More whitewashing

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

  66. O'Melveny's sexual harassment investigations

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

  68. You had to pretend a lot

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

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

  71. O'Melveny's threatening letter

  72. O'Melveny, torture, and mandatory arbitration and nondisclosure agreements