Firm Profile

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


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

Firm Details

For more than 55 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have been partnering with clients on their most important and complex cases and deals. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., 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 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 80 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal judges. Eighteen 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 18 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 five 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.


Brad D. Brian
Firm Chair
Hailyn J. Chen
Co-Managing Partner
Malcolm A. Heinicke
Co-Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in California in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 7 lawyers

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


  • Munger, Tolles & Olson ranked No. 1 on The American Lawyer’s 2017 A-List published in the August issue, ascending from No. 2 last year.

    Since the list’s inception in 2004, Munger Tolles has been ranked No. 1 five times.

About Our Clients

Altria Group
Bank of America
BDT Capital Partners
Berkshire Hathaway
BNSF Railway Company
Caruso Affiliated Holdings
CBRE Global Investors
DoubleLine Capital
DreamWorks Animation Board of Independent Directors
Edison International
Energy Future Holdings
Fortress Investment Group
Fox Entertainment Group
Intel Corporation
KB Home
LG Electronics
Merrill Lynch
MGM Resorts International
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
MPG Office Trust
Museum of Contemporary Art
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
Southern California Edison
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Time Warner
Universal Music Group (UMG)
Walt Disney
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Music Group
Wells Fargo
Western Asset Management
The Yucaipa Companies
99¢ Only Stores


Tanya Polintan
Marketing and Business Development
(213) 452-5531

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

Office Locations

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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 NW

Washington, DC 20004

United States

(202) 220.1100

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