Amelia Sargent is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Sargent’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, particularly in the areas of trade secret and mass torts, as well as art and cultural property law. She has represented corporations and non-profit foundations in various sectors, including oil and gas, financial services, transportation, and museums and cultural institutions.
Ms. Sargent’s significant matters include:
Representing Transocean, a drilling company, in criminal and civil litigation arising from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Representing a corporation in litigation concerning employee mobility and trade secret issues.
Representing anti-trafficking groups in pro bono appellate amicus brief on labor trafficking issues.
Ms. Sargent also maintains an active art and cultural property practice. She has represented four museums and one museum association in matters ranging from governance and advice to copyright to cultural property disputes. In connection with those representations, she has assisted with internal investigations, responded to federal subpoenas, drafted appellate amicus briefs, assessed copyright and fair use claims, and reviewed and advised on internal ethics policies and board materials.
Ms. Sargent attended Stanford Law School, where she served as co-editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. While in law school, she interned with the Department of State’s Office of War Crimes Issues (now the Office of Global Criminal Justice) as well as with the Government division of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. One of Ms. Sargent’s research papers was selected as the first place winner of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation’s National Student Writing Competition and was published in its journal: New Jurisdictional Tools for Displaced Cultural Property in Russia: From 'Twice Saved' to 'Twice Taken,' 10 YEARBOOK OF CULTURAL PROPERTY LAW 167 (2010).
Ms. Sargent has also completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley, focusing on 12th and 13th century political, religious and legal writings in Britain. She has studied abroad in Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia. She is proficient in French, Russian, and Latin.