Rising Star: O'Melveny's Matthew Close

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT) -- Whether he's helping corporate pension funds rebound from financial crises or winning dismissals for Bank of America Corp. in derivative suits stemming from recent acquisitions, O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Matthew Close is known for his deep commitment to his clients, making him one of Law360's 10 securities lawyers under 40 to watch.

The 38-year-old Close, a third-generation lawyer and a Los Angeles-based partner in the firm's litigation practice since 2003, says of the philosophy he brings to his work: “I view the job in the traditional...
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