Alissa Branham is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Branham’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in securities and financial matters. Since joining the firm in 2008, she has been defending a bank in multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the collapse of a mortgage-backed commercial paper facility. She has achieved dismissals for clients in matters ranging from a federal securities action brought against a media company to a breach of contract action against a telecommunications company. She also led the defense of an action against a distribution company and obtained summary judgment on its behalf.
Ms. Branham obtained her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship, a faculty-awarded prize and the law school’s highest honor. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, where her doctoral work concentrated on 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy. She has taught in the philosophy departments at the University of Notre Dame and New College of Florida.