Over the past 128 years, the leadership structure of O'Melveny has evolved to reflect both the growth of the Firm and the foremost organizational management standards and practices. The Firm began under effective sole governance, first by founder Henry O'Melveny and later by his son John, before adopting a Management Committee structure headed by a Chairman who was assisted by a Managing Partner. At the start of the new millennium, the partnership recognized the need to modernize the Firm's governance structure in response to current and anticipated marketplace challenges. After careful deliberation, O'Melveny established a senior leadership team consisting of the Chair of the Firm
, Chief Operating Officer
, the Chairs of the Litigation
Departments, and a Policy Committee
. The various Practice Group Leaders
and Office Heads comprise the rest of the leadership.