Grant A. Davis-Denny

Profile

Grant Davis-Denny is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. In 2012, The Recorder named Mr. Davis-Denny as one of its "50 Lawyers on the Fast Track." The award recognizes California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.

Key Representations

Antitrust

  • Representing a technology company in connection with a three-month jury trial involving multi-billion dollar antitrust claims against the world’s largest computer memory manufacturers.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company against federal antitrust challenges to its drug pricing decisions, including a successful appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
  • Providing antitrust advice related to government clearance of acquisitions of entertainment entities.
  • Counseling an energy company regarding the antitrust implications of a joint venture.

Intellectual Property

  • Successfully obtaining a favorable jury verdict in a $100 million copyright case for a movie producer and author in a Chicago federal trial.
  • Successfully obtaining a favorable claim construction ruling and summary judgment of non-infringement for a software manufacturer accused of patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Representing technology companies in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a patent infringement lawsuit related to web-enabled database management systems. The matter is stayed pending reexamination proceedings.

Legal Malpractice

  • Successfully representing a law firm and two of its attorneys in a legal malpractice arbitration. The arbitration resulted in an award from the arbitrator and the dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims.
  • Defending an Am Law 100 law firm against multiple actions arising out of allegedly fraudulent tax advice in California, New York, Texas, Colorado and other jurisdictions around the country.

Other Significant Matters

  • Representing Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation arising from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Defending a major bank in litigation alleging the breach of financing agreements related to the construction of a Las Vegas casino project.
  • Representing the proponent of a California education financing measure in Sacramento County Superior Court, convincing the court to issue a temporary restraining order against the Secretary of State.

Mr. Davis-Denny maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as co-chair of Munger Tolles' Pro Bono Committee. Examples of his recent work include:

  • Defending the constitutionality of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in McComish v. Bennett.
  • Filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of members of Congress, Common Cause and international election law scholars in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Representing death-row inmates in obtaining an injunction against lethal injections in California based on the Department of Corrections’ failure to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act. The injunction was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal in Morales v. California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 168 Cal.App.4th 729 (2008).

Mr. Davis-Denny has also served as a deputy city attorney for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office and tried three criminal cases to verdict.

Mr. Davis-Denny is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League. He is also a member and former chair of the Board of Directors of California Common Cause.

Mr. Davis-Denny graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2003 where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the UCLA Law Review, and was a member of the Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Davis-Denny worked for elected officials Kathleen Sebelius and Tom Torlakson.

 

Grant Davis-Denny is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. In 2012, The Recorder named Mr. Davis-Denny as one of its "50 Lawyers on the Fast Track." The award recognizes California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.

Key Representations

Antitrust

  • Representing a technology company in connection with a three-month jury trial involving multi-billion dollar antitrust claims against the world’s largest computer memory manufacturers.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company against federal antitrust challenges to its drug pricing decisions, including a successful appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
  • Providing antitrust advice related to government clearance of acquisitions of entertainment entities.
  • Counseling an energy company regarding the antitrust implications of a joint venture.

Intellectual Property

  • Successfully obtaining a favorable jury verdict in a $100 million copyright case for a movie producer and author in a Chicago federal trial.
  • Successfully obtaining a favorable claim construction ruling and summary judgment of non-infringement for a software manufacturer accused of patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Representing technology companies in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a patent infringement lawsuit related to web-enabled database management systems. The matter is stayed pending reexamination proceedings.

Legal Malpractice

  • Successfully representing a law firm and two of its attorneys in a legal malpractice arbitration. The arbitration resulted in an award from the arbitrator and the dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims.
  • Defending an Am Law 100 law firm against multiple actions arising out of allegedly fraudulent tax advice in California, New York, Texas, Colorado and other jurisdictions around the country.

Other Significant Matters

  • Representing Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation arising from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Defending a major bank in litigation alleging the breach of financing agreements related to the construction of a Las Vegas casino project.
  • Representing the proponent of a California education financing measure in Sacramento County Superior Court, convincing the court to issue a temporary restraining order against the Secretary of State.

Mr. Davis-Denny maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as co-chair of Munger Tolles' Pro Bono Committee. Examples of his recent work include:

  • Defending the constitutionality of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in McComish v. Bennett.
  • Filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of members of Congress, Common Cause and international election law scholars in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Representing death-row inmates in obtaining an injunction against lethal injections in California based on the Department of Corrections’ failure to comply with the Administrative Procedures Act. The injunction was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal in Morales v. California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 168 Cal.App.4th 729 (2008).

Mr. Davis-Denny has also served as a deputy city attorney for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office and tried three criminal cases to verdict.

Mr. Davis-Denny is a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League. He is also a member and former chair of the Board of Directors of California Common Cause.

Mr. Davis-Denny graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2003 where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the UCLA Law Review, and was a member of the Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Davis-Denny worked for elected officials Kathleen Sebelius and Tom Torlakson.