Michael J. O'Sullivan

Profile

Mike O’Sullivan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their boards of directors on corporate transactions, governance matters and significant disputes. Mr. O’Sullivan is also currently working on a multi-disciplinary team defending mortgage originators and servicers in litigation arising from mortgage securitizations. 

Mr. O’Sullivan graduated with honors in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. His honors thesis examined the origins of the Bank of North America, the New World’s first commercial bank. He then graduated first in his class from USC's Gould School of Law, served on the Southern California Law Review and taught legal writing.

Key Representations

  • Bank of America, as both plaintiff and defendant, in some of its most significant litigation arising from the financial crisis.
  • KB Home, in all of its major acquisitions and financings since 1997, including most recently in concurrent public offerings of convertible senior notes and common stock.
  • Leslie Blodgett, former CEO of Bare Escentuals, in connection with that company's $1.7 billion sale to Shiseido.
  • Berkshire Hathaway in crafting a unique preferred stock under Swiss law for its investment Swiss Re.
  • City National Corporation in its acquisition of controlling and minority stakes in ten different asset management companies and, most recently, its subsidiary City National Bank in a subordinated note offering.
  • The two founders of Google in that company’s initial public offering and in a recapitalization adding a third class of common stock to the company's capital structure.

Mike O’Sullivan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their boards of directors on corporate transactions, governance matters and significant disputes. Mr. O’Sullivan is also currently working on a multi-disciplinary team defending mortgage originators and servicers in litigation arising from mortgage securitizations. 

Mr. O’Sullivan graduated with honors in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. His honors thesis examined the origins of the Bank of North America, the New World’s first commercial bank. He then graduated first in his class from USC's Gould School of Law, served on the Southern California Law Review and taught legal writing.

Key Representations

  • Bank of America, as both plaintiff and defendant, in some of its most significant litigation arising from the financial crisis.
  • KB Home, in all of its major acquisitions and financings since 1997, including most recently in concurrent public offerings of convertible senior notes and common stock.
  • Leslie Blodgett, former CEO of Bare Escentuals, in connection with that company's $1.7 billion sale to Shiseido.
  • Berkshire Hathaway in crafting a unique preferred stock under Swiss law for its investment Swiss Re.
  • City National Corporation in its acquisition of controlling and minority stakes in ten different asset management companies and, most recently, its subsidiary City National Bank in a subordinated note offering.
  • The two founders of Google in that company’s initial public offering and in a recapitalization adding a third class of common stock to the company's capital structure.