Robert Dell Angelo is a litigation partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Mr. Dell Angelo’s practice includes all major commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on defending clients in securities matters. Among other matters, he obtained dismissals with prejudice of federal securities class actions brought against The Coca-Cola Co., FHP International Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., and Corinthian Colleges, Inc. He also defended numerous shareholder class actions arising from mergers and acquisitions, including transactions involving Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, Avnet, Inc., 99 Cents Only Stores, Danaher Corporation, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and 3M Company. In addition, he represented the directors of Golden West Financial in the acquisition of Golden West by Wachovia and the directors of Yahoo! in litigation arising out of Microsoft’s proposal to acquire Yahoo! He has led numerous corporate investigations, including ones into alleged stock option manipulation and alleged misrepresentations by management.
Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Dell Angelo attended UCLA School of Law, where he served as an editor of the UCLA Law Review and was awarded a university fellowship. He obtained his J.D. degree from UCLA in 1992 and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1983 and then attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University’s medical school, where he received an M.D. degree in 1987. He then spent two years in post graduate surgical training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. As a house officer, he worked as an intern and later as the senior house officer in an emergency room designated a New York City trauma center. In addition, he performed operations for the department of general surgery and received training in each of the surgical subspecialities. He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.