On January 15th, Kristin Linsley Myles became the first woman ever appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court as a special master. The appointment was made in a dispute between two states over water rights, which the Supreme Court hears in the first instance as part of its original jurisdiction.
"We are proud and delighted with Kristin's historic appointment," said Mark Helm, co-managing partner. "Her incisive mind and consummate legal skills make her well suited for the position, and she richly deserves the honor of being the first woman to serve the Court in this role."
Ms. Myles, a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice is focused upon complex business litigation including securities, complex transactions/claims, aerospace, international and appellate.