Saturday, April 20, 2013
From South Bend to Southern California: The World's Biggest Law Firm CEO's Journey for Sun (and Beer)
San Diego Union-Tribune, Man at the Top of World's Largest Law Firm Still Stays Grounded:
O’Malley is global co-CEO of DLA Piper, which occupies four floors in the Wells Fargo building in downtown San Diego, plus offices in La Jolla and the Golden Triangle. ... San Diego is just one branch of the firm, although a main one. DLA Piper has offices in 33 countries. ...
“At Notre Dame, I kept track on the wall by my bunk of the consecutive days I had gone without seeing the sun. I got to 30 and said, ‘That’s enough.’ I sat on the floor of my dorm room and planned the rest of my life. I figured out that San Diego had the lowest mean temperature variation and was one of the fastest-growing cities. And you could go to Mexico in 10 minutes and drink beer. It sounded like a pretty good deal, so I decided I would end up in San Diego.” ...
- ABA Journal, Are You Living and Working in Your Dream City? If Not, Where Do You Want to Land?
- ABA Journal, Why DLA Piper’s Co-CEO Ended Up in San Diego (Hint: It’s a Numbers Thing)