O'Melveny & Myers LLP Announces New Managing Director of Client Services and Development

Ronald L. Merriman to Join OMM's Office of the Chair



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from O'Melveny & Myers LLP

    LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Melveny & Myers is pleased to
 announce that Ron Merriman has agreed to join the firm as its first Managing
 Director of Client Services and Development.  In that role, he will assist in
 formulating strategies for identifying new market opportunities and developing
 existing ones.  He will also serve as a member of O'Melveny's Office of the
 Chair, the executive body that manages the firm.
     Mr. Merriman's career includes 30 years with accounting and consulting
 giant, KPMG.  At that firm, he held a variety of key positions, including
 chair of the airline and transportation practice; managing partner of the
 Orange County office; regional vice chair for the KPMG offices of Southern
 California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii; and principal U.S. practice liaison
 partner in the Pacific Rim.  Before taking early retirement from KPMG, he was
 a member of the firm's seven-member executive management committee and, in
 that capacity, participated in KPMG's global "reinvention."
     In 1997, Mr. Merriman was recruited by Peter Uberroth to assist in growing
 the business of Ambassadors International, Inc., a travel management company.
 In just under two years, he and his team took the business from under
 $5 million in revenues to more than $175 million.  Two years ago, he was
 recruited to run the $5 billion North American business of Carlson Wagonlit
 Travel, a position he will now exchange for his challenging new role at
 O'Melveny.
     O'Melveny Chairman A.B. Culvahouse said he was delighted by the firm's
 ability to attract this top flight player to its management ranks.  "Ron knows
 the professional services marketplace and has much to teach us," said
 Culvahouse.  "He represents a key addition to our team at a moment of
 extraordinary opportunity in the market for legal services."
 
     Photo available upon request.
 
     O'Melveny & Myers maintains 13 offices around the world.  The firm's
 expertise spans virtually every area of legal practice, including
 Entertainment and Media; Copyright, Trademark and Internet; Patent and
 Technology; Corporate; Trade and International Law; Labor and Employment;
 Litigation; White Collar; Real Estate, Environmental and Natural Resources;
 Tax and Bankruptcy.
 
 

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    LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Melveny & Myers is pleased to
 announce that Ron Merriman has agreed to join the firm as its first Managing
 Director of Client Services and Development.  In that role, he will assist in
 formulating strategies for identifying new market opportunities and developing
 existing ones.  He will also serve as a member of O'Melveny's Office of the
 Chair, the executive body that manages the firm.
     Mr. Merriman's career includes 30 years with accounting and consulting
 giant, KPMG.  At that firm, he held a variety of key positions, including
 chair of the airline and transportation practice; managing partner of the
 Orange County office; regional vice chair for the KPMG offices of Southern
 California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii; and principal U.S. practice liaison
 partner in the Pacific Rim.  Before taking early retirement from KPMG, he was
 a member of the firm's seven-member executive management committee and, in
 that capacity, participated in KPMG's global "reinvention."
     In 1997, Mr. Merriman was recruited by Peter Uberroth to assist in growing
 the business of Ambassadors International, Inc., a travel management company.
 In just under two years, he and his team took the business from under
 $5 million in revenues to more than $175 million.  Two years ago, he was
 recruited to run the $5 billion North American business of Carlson Wagonlit
 Travel, a position he will now exchange for his challenging new role at
 O'Melveny.
     O'Melveny Chairman A.B. Culvahouse said he was delighted by the firm's
 ability to attract this top flight player to its management ranks.  "Ron knows
 the professional services marketplace and has much to teach us," said
 Culvahouse.  "He represents a key addition to our team at a moment of
 extraordinary opportunity in the market for legal services."
 
     Photo available upon request.
 
     O'Melveny & Myers maintains 13 offices around the world.  The firm's
 expertise spans virtually every area of legal practice, including
 Entertainment and Media; Copyright, Trademark and Internet; Patent and
 Technology; Corporate; Trade and International Law; Labor and Employment;
 Litigation; White Collar; Real Estate, Environmental and Natural Resources;
 Tax and Bankruptcy.
 
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