O'Melveny & Myers

Law360 (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When Merck Pharmaceuticals Inc. found itself facing a spate of lawsuits over its anti-inflamatory drug Vioxx, it put together an all-star legal team. For help in coordinating its legal national strategy, Merck turned to the product liability lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

“They've assembled essentially a virtual law firm,” said Richard Goetz, head of the practice.

Giving O'Melveny a leadership role in that team has proven a wise choice for the company. Since the litigation began in 2004, the firm has defeated the certification of...
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