Firm Profile

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Headquarters

350 South Grand Avenue, 50th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
(213) 683.9100

Firm Details

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.

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Los Angeles in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Los Angeles in Litigation - Securities with 4 lawyers

About Our 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

Contacts

Jennifer Mir
Practice Development
(213) 452-5530

Attorneys

Brad D. Brian
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate Governance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Corporate Compliance Law
Patrick J. Cafferty, Jr.
Location:
San Francisco, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Environmental, Environmental Law
Daniel P. Collins
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
Robert E. Denham
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Michael R. Doyen
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
Katherine M. Forster
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Employment Law - Management
Alan V. Friedman
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
George M. Garvey
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Securities
David B. Goldman
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Ronald C. Hausmann
Location:
San Francisco, California
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
Malcolm A. Heinicke
Location:
San Francisco, California
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management, Employment Law - Individuals, Litigation - Labor and Employment
Jeffrey A. Heintz
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Mark B. Helm
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Media Law
Robert K. Johnson
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
Cary B. Lerman
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Insurance Law, Litigation - Insurance
Luis Li
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Kathleen M. McDowell
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management
Ronald L. Olson
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Litigation - Antitrust
Steven M. Perry
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Media Law
Bradley S. Phillips
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice
Glenn Pomerantz
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law
Stephen D. Rose
Lawyer of the Year:
Tax Law (2017)
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Jerome C. Roth
Location:
San Francisco, California
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Fred A. Rowley, Jr.
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Appellate Practice
Terry E. Sanchez
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management
John W. Spiegel
Lawyer of the Year:
Bet-the-Company Litigation (2017)
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation
Gregory P. Stone
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Patent
Thomas B. Walper
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jeffrey I. Weinberger
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Gregory J. Weingart
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Henry Weissmann
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Energy Law, Communications Law

Firm 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

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Office Locations

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California

California

Los Angeles, CA

350 South Grand Avenue, 50th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

United States

(213) 683.9100

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San Francisco, CA

560 Mission Street, 27th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

(415) 512.4000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1155 F Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20004

United States

(202) 220.1100

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