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O'Melveny offices in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM O’Melveny offices in Washington, D.C. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The court closures that accompanied the COVID-19 shutdown prompted initial alarm last year at litigation-heavy O’Melveny & Myers. So firm chairman Bradley Butwin was thrilled with a year in which the firm, in spite of flat revenue, succeeded in raising profits per equity partner 6% to $2.46 million.

“If you had told me in March that the courts would be effectively shuttered for the rest of year, I would not have projected anything close to a record year with regard to profits,” Butwin said.

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