Bryan H. Heckenlively is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including class actions, in a range of industries and subject areas.
- A government contractor in obtaining a complete defense victory against a certified class alleging breach-of-contract claims after a nearly three-month arbitration hearing.
- HTC in nationwide class actions concerning alleged installation of data collection software on smartphone devices, asserting claims under the Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and related state law causes of action.
- HTC in putative class actions involving the Evo 4G smartphone and the Google Phone, alleging unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.
- ESPN and Disney Interactive in two putative class actions involving the WatchESPN and Disney apps for the Roku device and alleging violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act
Mr. Heckenlively also handles appellate matters in state and federal court. He has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a native of Guatemala appealing a final order of removal. In other pro bono matters, he has prepared amicus curiae briefs for non-profit legal organizations concerned about the standard for recovering attorney’s fees in civil rights cases and public health organizations opposing a Florida law preventing physicians from discussing firearm safety with their patients. .
Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Heckenlively served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Mr. Heckenlively graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as book review and essays editor of the California Law Review, and was active in Berkeley Law’s Board of Advocates. Mr. Heckenlively received his undergraduate degree with departmental honors from Stanford University, where he was recognized as a college mock trial All-American Attorney.
Mr. Heckenlively serves on the board of directors for the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Leadership Council for the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Advisory Board of the East Bay Community Law Center. He also teaches a trial advocacy course and coaches mock trial teams as a Lecturer at Berkeley Law.