Jacob Kreilkamp is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He has practiced law with the firm since 2006. He is also a director of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the Somes Pond Center.
Mr. Kreilkamp’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and civil rights pro bono litigation.
Mr. Kreilkamp received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in English and American Literature from Harvard College in 1995. He then became the coordinator and acting director of PEN American Center's Freedom-to-Write Program, which advocates on behalf of imprisoned and harassed writers and journalists worldwide.
After receiving his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, Mr. Kreilkamp clerked for Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and for Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Kreilkamp is admitted to the bar in New York and California.
- Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in numerous mortgage-backed securities cases in federal and state courts across the country, with a specialty in claims brought against RMBS trustees under common law and the federal Trust Indenture Act.
- DoubleLine Capital LP and certain of its founders, including its CEO Jeffrey Gundlach, in winning a $66.7 million jury verdict in favor of Gundlach against his former employer, Trust Co. of the West (TCW), on his cross-complaint. TCW originally brought suit against Mr. Gundlach and his company, DoubleLine Capital, claiming breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft and tortious interference in connection with a large scale departure of employees to DoubleLine Capital after Mr. Gundlach was fired. The jury awarded no damages on TCW's complaint against DoubleLine Capital and the individual defendants.
- An estate venture partner, in the defense of a dispute over the ownership and value of specific intellectual property rights. The matter was tried over a two-week period.
- Alleged gang members, against the Orange County District Attorney’s office (OCDA) and Orange Police Department (OPD) who sought a civil injunction against these members, alleging they were agents of a criminal street gang. In this landmark case, the judge found that the OCDA and OPD violated the individuals’ right to procedural due process, and the ruling was upheld in all respects on appeal by the Ninth Circuit.
- Verizon, in a variety of matters related to telecommunications law, including a lawsuit relating to “traffic pumping,” a form of telecommunications arbitrage that costs the industry and its customers billions of dollars.
- Conducted internal investigations of gaming and aerospace companies.