Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Willkie Farr

More O’Melveny Partner Departures
Dewey get more talent? Yes.

We recently reported that at least 22 partners have left O’Melveny & Myers in 2011 thus far. That number continues to grow.

Earlier this week, two more partners announced their imminent departures from OMM: Ilan Nissan, former firmwide co-chair of the firm’s M&A and private equity practice, and Christian Nugent, also an M&A partner. Like several of the other O’Melveny defectors, Nissan and Nugent arrived at OMM’s New York office via O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, the highly regarded corporate boutique that O’Melveny absorbed in 2002, in an effort to build its NYC transactional practice.

Nissan and Nugent will be joining the New York office of Dewey & LeBoeuf. A spokesperson for Dewey confirmed the news to ATL. (A spokesperson for O’Melveny declined to comment.)

In addition, readers brought to our attention two O’Melveny partner departures from this year that didn’t appear in our earlier list. Let’s take a look….

Here are the additions to the list:

We have updated our list (see below) of 2011 partner departures from O’Melveny & Myers. If you have any corrections or additions, please feel free to email us (subject line: “O’Melveny”). Thanks.

Earlier: What’s Going On At O’Melveny & Myers?
Musical Chairs: Paul Weiss Snags Corporate Partners from O’Melveny
Prior ATL coverage of O’Melveny & Myers

O’MELVENY & MYERS PARTNERS WHO HAVE LEFT THE FIRM SINCE JANUARY 1, 2011
(as of June 10, 2011)

(1) Greg Ezring (co-chair, firmwide corporate finance/capital markets practice – New York)
(2) Brad Okun (chair, firmwide tax practice – New York)
(3) Paul Koepff (chair, firmwide insurance practice – New York)
(4) Brian Brooks (chair, firmwide financial services practice — Washington)
(5) Tim Muris (co-chair, firmwide antitrust practice — Washington)
(6) Harvey Eisenberg (co-chair, firm strategy committee; investment funds and M&A partner — New York)
(7) Brad Finkelstein (corporate finance partner — New York)
(8) Mark Wlazlo (finance and restructuring partner — New York)
(9) Monica Thurmond (corporate finance partner — New York)
(10) John Scott (M&A partner — New York)
(11) Doug Ryder (transactions partner — New York)
(12) Mark Easton (M&A partner – Los Angeles)
(13) Stephen Ackerly (intellectual property partner – Palo Alto)
(14) Christine Wilson (antitrust partner – Washington)
(15) Ed Hassi (antitrust partner – New York)
(16) David Enzminger (intellectual property partner – Los Angeles)
(17) Paul Loynes (private equity partner — London)
(18) Todd Triller (M&A partner – New York)
(19) Maritza Okata (M&A partner — Washington)
(20) Steve Olson (white collar partner – Los Angeles)
(21) Tom Jerman (labor partner – Washington)
(22) Brian Finnegan (M&A partner – New York)
(23) Ilan Nissan (firmwide cochair, M&A and private equity – New York)
(24) Christian Nugent (M&A partner – New York)
(25) Phillip Isom (deputy head, investment fund practice – New York)
(26) Paul Salvaty (litigation partner – Los Angeles)

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