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O’Melveny adds securities litigator in Silicon Valley

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O’Melveny has appointed Silicon Valley litigator Amy S Park as a partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice. Park was previously a partner in the Securities Litigation and Complex Litigation and Trials practices of a top 5 AmLaw firm.

An experienced litigator with a diverse practice, Park focuses on high-stakes commercial disputes, including complex business litigation, securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, corporate governance disputes, internal investigations, and M&A litigation. While her clients span a wide range of industries, Park has primarily served the technology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare sectors, and has been recognised for her expertise in securities, business and financial disputes.

Park arrives at a time of historically high securities litigation filings in the US, including a significant volume in Northern California. She will strengthen O’Melveny’s securities litigation practice in this critical market. The addition of Park also reflects the firm’s focus on recruiting and promoting outstanding women to the partnership. O’Melveny has increased the number of women equity partners by nearly 30 per cent in less than four years.

Named a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation” by Best Lawyers, Park writes and speaks regularly on developments in securities litigation as well as on legal ethics for in-house counsel, e-discovery, and the advancement of women in the legal profession.

“We’re delighted to welcome Amy to the firm,” says Matthew Close, firmwide Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Securities Litigation Practice. “Securities litigation is one of O’Melveny’s core practices, and our public company clients in Northern California require sophisticated counseling on a vast range of issues. Amy’s deep litigation experience and extensive subject matter knowledge will prove valuable to clients across multiple industries.”

“Amy brings tremendous experience to our firm as we expand our securities litigation presence in Northern California,” adds Paul Sieben, managing partner of O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office. “Technology companies of all stages, as well as venture capital, growth, and private equity funds, are increasingly involved in litigation to further their market objectives and maintain their competitive advantages. For corporate leaders and boards seeking advice on fiduciary duty and shareholder issues, Amy will be extremely valuable.”

“In addition to her impeccable legal credentials, Amy’s achievements in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion and pro bono align perfectly with our core values,” says O’Melveny chair Bradley J Butwin. “She is a leader in empowering women lawyers to reach the highest levels of success and a champion for diversity across our profession. It’s a pleasure to welcome Amy to O’Melveny.”

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