Susan E. Nash

Profile

Susan Nash is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. A veteran advocate, Ms. Nash’s practice is focused on complex civil and criminal litigation.

Ms. Nash first joined Munger Tolles in 1985 and became a partner in 1988. In 1990, she left the firm to work part-time while raising her two sons. During that time, she served as court-appointed appellate counsel to numerous indigent criminal defendants, arguing over 30 cases in the California Court of Appeal and securing multiple reversals and sentence reductions, including the case described in the movie “Mario’s Story.” She returned to Munger Tolles in 2008 as of counsel and re-joined the partnership in 2014.

Key Representations

  • Transocean, a drilling company, in civil and criminal litigation arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A celebrity entrepreneur accused of criminal tax evasion.
  • A French company in a civil jury trial arising out of its purchase of assets of a French medical device business.

Ms. Nash has taught appellate law at both UCLA and Loyola Law schools and is certified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California. Her volunteer activities have included service as a Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court and membership on the board of Girls and Gangs, a non-profit organization that provides services to girls in the juvenile justice system.

Ms. Nash served as a law clerk to the Honorable David V. Kenyon of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and served on the Stanford Law Review. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with highest honors, from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

 

Susan Nash is a litigation partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. A veteran advocate, Ms. Nash’s practice is focused on complex civil and criminal litigation.

Ms. Nash first joined Munger Tolles in 1985 and became a partner in 1988. In 1990, she left the firm to work part-time while raising her two sons. During that time, she served as court-appointed appellate counsel to numerous indigent criminal defendants, arguing over 30 cases in the California Court of Appeal and securing multiple reversals and sentence reductions, including the case described in the movie “Mario’s Story.” She returned to Munger Tolles in 2008 as of counsel and re-joined the partnership in 2014.

Key Representations

  • Transocean, a drilling company, in civil and criminal litigation arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A celebrity entrepreneur accused of criminal tax evasion.
  • A French company in a civil jury trial arising out of its purchase of assets of a French medical device business.

Ms. Nash has taught appellate law at both UCLA and Loyola Law schools and is certified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California. Her volunteer activities have included service as a Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court and membership on the board of Girls and Gangs, a non-profit organization that provides services to girls in the juvenile justice system.

Ms. Nash served as a law clerk to the Honorable David V. Kenyon of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif and served on the Stanford Law Review. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with highest honors, from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.