O’Melveny Worldwide

George C. Demos

Chief Operating Officer / Partner

Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus

As Chief Operating Officer, George Demos oversees all facets of the firm’s business operations, with a focus on O’Melveny maintaining its innovative position within the legal profession. He is a member of the firm’s leadership team, which develops and implements O’Melveny’s strategic plans. George also leads the firm’s Living Well program and is a recognized champion of wellbeing in the legal industry.

As the founder of O’Melveny’s Health Care and Life Sciences Practice, George has represented major health care organizations in litigation, transactions, and complex regulatory matters, including numerous internal investigations, enforcement actions, and compliance matters. He is a trusted advisor to several national managed care companies.

Outside of O’Melveny, George maintains numerous leadership positions in his community.


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Southern California, J.D., 1989: Order of the Coif
  • California State University, Long Beach, Graduate School of Business Administration, 1984-86: Passed all parts of May 1986 California Certified Public Accountant Examination; Beta Gamma Sigma
  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1984: cum laude; departmental honors with highest distinction

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Health Care Law in Los Angeles, CA (2023-2024); George has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2006.
  • Named to the “2016 Best Lawyers in Los Angeles,” published in The Wall Street Journal
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in a survey published in Los Angeles magazine (2009-2015)

Professional Activities

  • Interim General Counsel for a large, integrated delivery system comprised of a hospital, HMO, and physician clinic health care system