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. Addendum

  4. O'Melveny's lawyers had to eat at Outback, and Chili's

  5. O'Melveny partners gettin' down

  6. O'Melveny's chief operating officer almost killed himself

  7. Artifice and the failure of First Republic Bank

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

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

  10. What an of counsel makes at O'Melveny

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

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

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

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

  15. Greg Jacob and his friend Michael Luttig

  16. Life at O'Melveny

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

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

  19. Dan Petrocelli's son was arrested

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

  21. Winners and losers in America's opioid era

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

  23. Bimal Patel got his money at PayPal

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

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

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

  27. O'Melveny's generous perquisites

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

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

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

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

  32. Brad Butwin's Jewish privilege

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

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

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

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

  37. A dark profession

  38. O'Melveny hopes its clients get sued

  39. Favoring the children of prominent people

  40. Old tale; new tactics, victims and weapons

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

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

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

  44. O'Melveny's human resources

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

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

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

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

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

  50. Monetizing government positions

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

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

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

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

  55. Subjective, false and misleading

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

  57. O'Melveny's opioid "pipeline"

  58. Giving up revenue to help opioid victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

  65. How O'Melveny reportedly whitewashed sexual harassment at Lionsgate

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

  67. Another threatening letter from O'Melveny

  68. More whitewashing

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

  70. O'Melveny's sexual harassment investigations

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

  72. You had to pretend a lot

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

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

  75. O'Melveny's threatening letter

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