Pro Bono Community Profiles: The O’Melveny & Myers LLP/Participant Media Pro Bono Partnership
Friday, November 18, 2011
- Organization: ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange
It is not too often that you see a legal business relationship affect social justice. O’Melveny & Myers LLP (O’Melveny) and Participant Media (Participant) share a unique relationship beyond that of attorney/client. On the commercial side the firm does a very large amount of work for Participant in regard to their transactional needs. Participant is a production company that produces unique films that are socially conscious or have a political theme and carries out a social action campaign in connection with the release of each film.
Several years ago, Participant suggested that they were interested in having O’Melveny’s pro bono program become involved with the social action side of Participant. From that began a partnership for pro bono and social change that has not only been a great success for increasing the amount and quality of pro bono representation, but also strengthened the relationship between the firm and its client.
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