For 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, bankruptcy 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 185 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. Descriptions of these and other representations can be found on our Practice and Industries pages.
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 25 trial lawyers in the country as identified by Chambers USA, as well as well as one of the Daily Journal’s “Ten Top Lawyers of the Decade.”
In 2013, Munger Tolles was again named No. 1 on The American Lawyer’s A-List. Not only has Munger Tolles held the top spot on the A-List for four of the last six years, we are the only non-New York firm ever ranked No. 1. 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.