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For more than 50 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have been partnering with clients on their most important and complex cases and deals. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we maintain a national and international practice. Our principal areas of practice include litigation, corporate, labor and employment, environmental, real estate, financial restructuring and tax.

Munger Tolles has purposefully maintained a low-leverage environment and eschewed the high-leverage model adopted by many firms. We believe our one-to-one overall partner-to-associate ratio instills a work ethic that results in a cost-effective approach for our clients. In every representation, each of our nearly 200 lawyers is expected to make a difference in developing and implementing strategies to obtain the best results for the client.

In a survey conducted by The American Lawyer, clients said they called on Munger Tolles in “precedent-setting cases that require a creative mind.” Where resources are needed, the survey noted that we are able to deploy an “army of trial lawyers capable of waging war.”

We are involved in some of the most high-profile legal cases in the country and count among our clients Bank of America, Transocean, Edison International, Verizon, Rambus, Oaktree Capital Management, KB Home, LG Display, Yucaipa Cos. and Berkshire Hathaway.

In order to provide excellent service, we strive to hire only the most qualified and creative lawyers. We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience. In this regard, nearly 70 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal judges. Thirteen attorneys were clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Beyond clerkships, our attorneys also have experiences that bring an additional dimension to our client service. Many of our litigators honed their courtroom skills while serving as assistant U.S. attorneys and a number of our lawyers have advanced degrees in relevant subject matter areas, including physics, engineering and medicine. We are proud to count among our lawyers one of the top 19 trial lawyers in the country as identified by Chambers USA, as well as one of the Daily Journal’s “Ten Top Lawyers of the Decade.”

Munger Tolles has been consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including four years in the top spot. This annual ranking of the nation’s elite law firms ranks on the basis of financial strength, diversity, pro bono work and attorney satisfaction. We believe our core values and one-to-one approach are responsible for our success in these four areas, as well as in delivering consistent results to our clients.

Main Location

355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
Phone: 213-683-9100
2 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Bradley S. Phillips Bradley S. Phillips Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Practicing in: Appellate Practice
Practicing in: Appellate Practice

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Litigation - Securities with 4 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Litigation - Securities with 4 lawyers.

    Clients

    AbbVie
    Airbnb
    Altria Group
    Amgen
    Bank of America
    BDT Capital Partners
    Berkshire Hathaway
    BNSF Railway Company
    Boeing
    Caruso Affiliated Holdings
    CBRE Global Investors
    Citigroup
    DoubleLine Capital
    DreamWorks Animation Board of Independent Directors
    Edison International
    Energy Future Holdings
    Ericsson
    ESPN
    Facebook
    Fidelity
    Fortress Investment Group
    Fox Entertainment Group
    HTC
    Intel Corporation
    KB Home
    LG Electronics
    LinkedIn
    Merrill Lynch
    MGM Resorts International
    Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
    MPG Office Trust
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    NBCUniversal
    NCAA
    Northrop Grumman
    Norton Simon Museum
    Oaktree Capital Management
    Occidental Chemical Corporation
    Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    Philip Morris USA
    Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
    Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
    San Diego Chargers
    Sony
    SoundExchange
    Southern California Edison
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
    TEPCO
    Time Warner
    Transocean
    Universal Music Group (UMG)
    Verizon
    Walt Disney
    Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Warner Music Group
    Wells Fargo
    Western Asset Management
    Yelp
    The Yucaipa Companies
    99¢ Only Stores


    Client Comments

    "Brad is a luminary in the world of litigation. He brings exceptional judgment combined with detailed understanding of the intricacies of the litigation and their impact on the strategic issues."
    "Brad Brian is outstanding."
    "Brad is a luminary in the world of litigation. He brings exceptional judgment combined with detailed understanding of the intricacies of the litigation and their impact on the strategic issues."
    "Brad Brian is outstanding."

    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

    Main Location

    355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
    Phone: 213-683-9100
    2 offices

    Management

    Co-Managing Partner
    Co-Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Practice Development
    (213) 452-5530

    Personnel

    Partners: 83
    Of Counsel: 11
    Associates: 95

    Practice Areas

    Antitrust Law
    Appellate Practice
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Communications Law
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Employment Law - Individuals
    Employment Law - Management
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law
    Insurance Law
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Patent
    Litigation - Securities
    Media Law
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law