Kuruvilla J. Olasa

Profile

Kuruvilla Olasa is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Olasa’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation.

Key Representations

  • SoundExchange, on behalf of record companies and recording artists, in a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board to set the statutory royalty rates paid by webcasters for non-interactive music streaming in the United States through the year 2020.
  • Shea Homes, Inc. in obtaining a denial of class certification in a lawsuit brought by homeowners alleging the company misrepresented the construction quality of its homes in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act.
  • Bank of America in successfully resolving a $10 billion lawsuit brought by American International Group (AIG) claiming that Bank of America and its Merrill Lynch and Countrywide Financial units misrepresented the quality of the mortgages placed in securities and sold to investors.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Olasa served as a law clerk to Judge Sandra Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Olasa received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an articles editor for the California Law Review as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Olasa worked as a software engineer for a telecommunications company.

Kuruvilla Olasa is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Olasa’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation.

Key Representations

  • SoundExchange, on behalf of record companies and recording artists, in a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board to set the statutory royalty rates paid by webcasters for non-interactive music streaming in the United States through the year 2020.
  • Shea Homes, Inc. in obtaining a denial of class certification in a lawsuit brought by homeowners alleging the company misrepresented the construction quality of its homes in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act.
  • Bank of America in successfully resolving a $10 billion lawsuit brought by American International Group (AIG) claiming that Bank of America and its Merrill Lynch and Countrywide Financial units misrepresented the quality of the mortgages placed in securities and sold to investors.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Olasa served as a law clerk to Judge Sandra Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Olasa received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an articles editor for the California Law Review as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Olasa worked as a software engineer for a telecommunications company.