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O’Melveny Announces New Leaders, Including Litigation, Corporate

Feb. 11, 2021, 7:13 PM

O’Melveny & Myers has announced a slate of new leaders, including litigation and corporate department co-heads and a second vice chair of the firm.

Apalla Chopra, co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice, will now also be co-chair of the litigation department, alongside Rich Goetz.

Project finance attorney Eric Richards is joining Brophy Christensen as co-chair of the corporate department.

“Apalla and Eric are among the most widely recognized, highly decorated lawyers in their respective fields,” firm chair Bradley J. Butwin said in a statement. “They are models of client service and firm citizenship.”

Former litigation co-chair Randy Oppenheimer and former corporate co-chair Warren Lazarow will join the firm’s executive committee, according to the firm.

Litigator Dan Petrocelli, who leads the trial practice, will step into a newly created second vice chair position alongside current vice chair Mark Samuels.

The firm also announced new practice and office leaders.

Eric Amdursky will be co-chair of labor and employment, Michael Hamilton will be chair of project development and real estate, Pamela Miller will be co-chair of financial services, and Sabrina Strong will be co-chair of product liability and mass torts.

Madhu Pocha, Courtney Dyer, and Nima Amini will take over as managing partners of the Century City, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong offices, respectively.

O’Melveny also converted its entertainment and media practice into a new entertainment, sports and media industry group, which will be led by partners Molly Lens, Irwin Raij, and Amy Siegel.

“We all benefit,” Butwin said, “when more of our partners have the chance to take on management responsibilities.”

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