NEW YORK, NY – 12/12/2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – On February 1, 2006, 14 new partners will be admitted to O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
Benjamin G. Bradshaw is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Antitrust/Competition practice and is resident in our Washington, DC office. Ben received his law degree in 1996 from the University of Southern California, where he was Executive Articles Editor of the University of Southern California Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Tena Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Ben joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1998 and has extensive experience in complex antitrust litigation, as well as antitrust counseling, agency investigations, and merger reviews.
Christopher D. Brearton is a member of the Transactions Department’s Entertainment & Media practice and is resident in our Century City office. Chris received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1998, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1998. Chris primarily advises motion picture studios, independent producers, television networks, financial institutions, and sports organizations. The spectrum of advice ranges from the creation of joint ventures and strategic and financial alliances to complex commercial licensing, distribution, and finance arrangements to industry-specific mergers and acquisitions.
Michael C. Camuñez is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Global Enforcement & Criminal Defense practice and is resident in our Los Angeles office. Before attending law school, Michael spent four years in various public policy roles in the administrations of both President George H.W. Bush and President Clinton. Michael received his law degree, with honors, from Stanford Law School in 1998. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1998 and has since developed a broad-based practice that includes complex commercial litigation and white collar and regulatory defense.
C. Brophy Christensen is a member of the Transactions Department’s Capital Markets practice and is resident in our San Francisco office. Brophy received his law degree in 1997 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1997 and has focused his practice on securities and general corporate and business law. Brophy represents issuers, investors and institutions in entity formation, private placements, public offerings and other capital markets transactions. He also represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in connection with merger and acquisition transactions.
David J. D’Urso is a member of the Transactions Department and is resident in our New York office. David received his law degree in 1996 from Case Western Reserve University. He joined O’Sullivan in 1997 and then O’Melveny & Myers. David’s practice includes the representation of private equity sponsors, venture capital investors, and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, growth equity investments, and corporate financings.
Brad J. Finkelstein is a member of the Transactions Department and is resident in our New York office. Brad received his law degree in 1997 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Columbia Business Law Review. Brad joined O’Sullivan in 1999 and then O’Melveny & Myers. His practice focuses on debt and equity financings and financial restructurings. Brad frequently represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in debt and equity financings for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, including senior secured debt, private mezzanine debt, and mezzanine preferred stock financings.
Michael C. Keats is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Securities Litigation practice and is resident in our New York office. Michael received his law degree magna cum laude in 1995 from Boston University School of Law, where he was Editor of the Boston University Law Review. Michael clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in 2002 and is an experienced securities litigator with a unique blend of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense experience. He routinely handles securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, hostile takeover litigation, lender liability actions, bankruptcy litigation, professional liability actions, criminal proceedings, and SEC investigations.
Jessica Davidson Miller is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Class Action Defense practice and is resident in our Washington, DC office. Jessica received her law degree magna cum laude in 1996 from Georgetown University, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the recipient of the Georgetown Metropolitan Club Award for Academic Excellence. Before joining the Firm in 2000, Jessica worked at the Federal Trade Commission as a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel, focusing on appellate litigation. She has broad experience in the defense of purported class actions and other complex litigation with a focus on multidistrict litigation proceedings, as well as appellate litigation and legislative matters.
Scott T. Nonaka is a member of the Adversarial Department’s International practice and is resident in our San Francisco office. Scott received his law degree cum laude in 1991 from Harvard University and clerked for the Honorable David G. Larimer of the District Court for the Western District of New York. Before joining the Firm in 2002, Scott was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco. His practice focuses primarily on the litigation and arbitration of a broad range of complex international commercial disputes in federal and state courts and he has served as counsel in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce.
François Renard is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Antitrust/Competition practice and is resident in our Brussels office. François received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Brussels in 1995. He was a clerk in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization in 1999 and joined O’Melveny & Myers in 2004, when the Firm established a Brussels office. His primary area of practice is international trade law, EU and national competition law, as well as EU general law. François assists clients in antidumping and trade sanctions proceedings and provides advice on various international trade matters, including rules of origin and WTO-related matters.
Barbara A. Stettner is a member of the Adversarial Department’s SEC practice and is resident in our Washington, DC office. Barbara received an LL.M. from the London School of Economics in 1995 and her law degree from Pepperdine University in 1994. Before joining O’Melveny & Myers in 2003, Barbara worked in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Market Regulation. Her practice focuses on advising U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions on their regulatory and compliance obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Sabrina H. Strong is a member of the Adversarial Department’s Class Action Defense practice and is resident in our Los Angeles office. Sabrina received her law degree from New York University in 1998, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. She joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1999. Sabrina’s practice focuses on commercial civil litigation in both federal and state courts, and she has worked on a number of high-profile, multi-plaintiff, and class action cases for public and private sector clients.
Christine M. Tam is a member of the Transactions Department’s M&A/Private Equity practice and is resident in our Los Angeles office. Christine received her law degree in 1996 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Christine joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1996. Her practice focuses on corporate matters, including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and financings. Christine has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, REIT, life sciences, and entertainment.
Andor D. Terner is a member of the Transactions Department’s Corporate practice and is resident in our Newport Beach office. Andy received his law degree in 1997 from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He joined O’Melveny & Myers in 1997. Andy is a corporate lawyer with a practice focus on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, venture capital transactions and general corporate governance and securities law matters. He represents a broad range of public and private clients in a variety of industries, including education, life sciences, manufacturing and software.
Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., the Firm’s Chair, said:
“O’Melveny & Myers today is a strong contender for the best clients, for the best work, and for the best talent. This year’s new partner class represents the bi-coastal and international scope of our Firm, as well as a broad cross-section of our practices.”
“Each of these individuals has demonstrated the exceptional talent and personal qualities required of an O’Melveny & Myers partner as embodied in the Firm’s values of excellence, leadership and citizenship, as well as the capacity to be leaders in our Firm and in the legal profession. We all take great pride in welcoming them to our partnership.”
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