Closing conditions

Author: | Published: 8 Aug 2019

Presidential support not the Trump card it used to be

The Los Angeles-headquartered law firm in talks to merge with Allen & Overy has come under the spotlight for reasons it probably would have liked to avoid. According to the editorial section of O'Melveny & Myers' Wikipedia entry, earlier this month a request was made that the section titled 'Support for the Trump administration' be nixed entirely. Linking the firm to the president is 'subjective, false and misleading, and should be removed', it read.

However, ex-Reagan counsel Arthur Culvahouse Jr, formerly of O'Melveny and now US ambassador to Australia, was in fact involved in vetting potential candidates to fill the position of running mate during Trump's presidential campaign. He took on a similar role in 2008, assisting Senator John McCain in vetting...