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. Greg Jacob and his friend Michael Luttig

  3. Life at O'Melveny

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

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

  6. Dan Petrocelli's son was arrested

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

  8. Winners and losers in America's opioid era

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

  10. Bimal Patel got his money at PayPal

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

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

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

  14. O'Melveny's generous perquisites

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

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

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

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

  19. Brad Butwin's Jewish privilege

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

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

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

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

  24. A dark profession

  25. O'Melveny hopes its clients get sued

  26. Favoring the children of prominent people

  27. Old tale; new tactics, victims and weapons

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

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

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

  31. O'Melveny's human resources

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

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

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

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

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

  37. Monetizing government positions

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

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

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

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

  42. Subjective, false and misleading

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

  44. O'Melveny's opioid "pipeline"

  45. Giving up revenue to help opioid victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  54. Another threatening letter from O'Melveny

  55. More whitewashing

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

  57. O'Melveny's sexual harassment investigations

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

  59. You had to pretend a lot

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

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

  62. O'Melveny's threatening letter

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