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O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:59 pm

Anyone have any info on either of these offices. Interested in corporate work primarily. No real preferences within that.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:31 pm

You'll need top notch grades. Around top 30% non-California T14, didn't get offers from either.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:56 pm

OMM Century City had a bunch of their entertainment law people leave for Latham's new westside office a few years back, but OMM still seems to do a good amount of high stakes entertainment litigation out of that office. As the above poster said, you'll need top notch grades and good interviewing skills. OMM century city seems to have a particularly social/collegial vibe.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:45 pm

The founding partner of Sidley's CC office was a corporate partner in the DTLA office prior to starting that office last year. It's a smaller operation, but they've already got a good name around town.

Correct--a few of the entertainment partners left OMM for Latham in 2014. They are a good office for corporate work, though the SV office does a TON of corporate work. You can get most of this information by looking at the office website for people who work there.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:54 pm

I get the impression that OMM CC corporate has been dying, but that's mostly based on the departures and talking to a few laterals that left.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:31 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I get the impression that OMM CC corporate has been dying, but that's mostly based on the departures and talking to a few laterals that left.


Concur. I've heard ominous stuff about the firm in general, but that could just be partners shit talking other firms.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:40 pm

How does Sidley LA and OMM compare to Latham and Skadden in re to corporate group?

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:59 pm

If you didn't post anon, it's possible that an associate at one of those firms would be able to answer a question or two for you.

Also, to the point above: Sidley LA's new managing partner came from STB in Century City.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How does Sidley LA and OMM compare to Latham and Skadden in re to corporate group?


Compare in terms of what?

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:58 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:The founding partner of Sidley's CC office was a corporate partner in the DTLA office prior to starting that office last year. It's a smaller operation, but they've already got a good name around town.



EDIT: SCOOPED. This is actually incorrect. The founding partner of the CC office came over from Simpson CC. Otherwise the Sidley CC office is a great place to work. I think its primarily M&A and real estate though. But I couldnt tell you how it compares to OMM.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:57 am

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How does Sidley LA and OMM compare to Latham and Skadden in re to corporate group?


Compare in terms of what?


Prestige, deals, quality of life, etc.

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Re: O'Melveny Century City and Sidley LA

Postby SmokeytheBear » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How does Sidley LA and OMM compare to Latham and Skadden in re to corporate group?


Compare in terms of what?


Prestige, deals, quality of life, etc.


Latham and Skadden have massive offices and groups and have great prestige in LA for corporate. They do they front page deals and such.

Not sure about OMMs prestige in LA for corporate. Their SV office does the lion's share of corporate work for CA and is their main link to Asia work.

I know nothing about Sidley's corporate group.

The thing is that there are tons of other corporate groups out there that do great work that are missed. For example, a firm like Sheppard Mullin does A TON of middle market M&A for the size of their group. You'd get great experience and exposure working there, but it's not going to be the high profile deals like you'd see at Skadden.



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