Enrique Schaerer is a litigation attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He represents clients in federal and state court in cases related to general business litigation, legal malpractice, class actions, employment issues, mass torts, and insurance. He also advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In particular, he focuses on constitutional and statutory interpretation.
Mr. Schaerer also keeps an active pro bono practice. He has participated in the appellate clinic at UCLA Law School, and has prosecuted misdemeanor crimes in multiple jury trials on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach. Before private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Schaerer received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the flagship law journal and won the school-wide moot court competition for best written brief and oral argument. Valedictorian of his class at the University of Notre Dame, he received a B.A. in political science and a B.B.A. in finance, both summa cum laude. He was named the top finance student in the College of Business, awarded the top prize for his honors thesis in the College of Arts and Letters, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Schaerer serves on the Yale Law School Association's Executive Committee, has served on Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council, and has interned in the offices of U.S. Senator Harry Reid and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. He has run several marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Italian.
A Rose by Any Other Name: Why a Parens Patriae Action Can Be a “Mass Action” under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, 16 N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy 39 (2013).
Intragroup Discrimination in the Workplace: The Case for “Race Plus,” 45 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 57 (2010).
Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Animals, 24 Advanced Robotics 13 (2010) (co-authored with Richard Kelley, Micaela Gomez & Monica Nicolescu).
Robots as Animals: A Framework for Liability and Responsibility in Human-Robot Interactions, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (2009) (co-authored with Richard Kelley & Monica Nicolescu).