Alissa Branham

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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.

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.