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. Judge criticizes O'Melveny's lack of professionalism

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

  5. Greg Jacob and his friend Michael Luttig

  6. Life at O'Melveny

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

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

  9. Dan Petrocelli's son was arrested

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

  11. Winners and losers in America's opioid era

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

  13. Bimal Patel got his money at PayPal

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

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

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

  17. O'Melveny's generous perquisites

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

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

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

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

  22. Brad Butwin's Jewish privilege

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

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

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

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

  27. A dark profession

  28. O'Melveny hopes its clients get sued

  29. Favoring the children of prominent people

  30. Old tale; new tactics, victims and weapons

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

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

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

  34. O'Melveny's human resources

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

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

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

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

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

  40. Monetizing government positions

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

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

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

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

  45. Subjective, false and misleading

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

  47. O'Melveny's opioid "pipeline"

  48. Giving up revenue to help opioid victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  57. Another threatening letter from O'Melveny

  58. More whitewashing

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

  60. O'Melveny's sexual harassment investigations

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

  62. You had to pretend a lot

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

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

  65. O'Melveny's threatening letter

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