Terry Sanchez is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on employment litigation defense, including class actions, wrongful discharge, discrimination and sexual harassment actions, and other employment related lawsuits filed on behalf of former employees and high level managers of major corporations in state and federal courts.
Mr. Sanchez also provides advice on a wide range of employment and labor laws and has conducted internal investigations into alleged employee misconduct. He has handled employment litigation for, among other clients, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Wells Fargo, Inc., Southern California Edison, Fidelity Investments, Verizon California, Inc., Western Assets Company, City National Bank, Raytheon, Oaktree Capital Management, Hitachi America, Ltd., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Guardsmark, Inc., Shell Oil Company, Cook Inlet Corporation and Warner Bros.
Mr. Sanchez was named to the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers” in California in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. He is also listed in Chambers USA as a “leading lawyer” for labor and employment litigation. The attorney guide said Mr. Sanchez is noted for his “client-focused and impressively proactive approach to matters.”
Mr. Sanchez previously served on the Board of Directors of the East Los Angeles Remarkable Citizens Association (“EL ARCA”) which provides educational, rehabilitative and housing services to the severely developmentally disabled. He also provides legal advice and representation on a pro bono basis to El Proyecto Del Barrio, Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides medical services, job training and other services to the poor. Mr. Sanchez is the recipient of El Proyecto’s “Compadre Sponsorship Award” given in recognition of lifetime support to the organization.
Mr. Sanchez is a Fellow of the College of Employment and Labor Lawyers. He is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
- Merrill Lynch
- in its defense against a nationwide wage and hour class action by its Financial Advisors.
- in obtaining dismissal of a forced patronage putative class action.
- in obtaining summary judgment against a False Claims Act claim.