Munger, Tolles & Olson’s recognition by the American Lawyer magazine as the top law firm in the country was chronicled in the July 8 edition of the Los Angeles Times. The article titled "L.A. Law Firm Judged No. 1" interviews attorneys Ronald Olson, Mark Helm and Susan Boyd about the ranking.
The firm’s recognition by the American Lawyer is a first for a Los Angeles-based firm, and "indicates that they’re a real powerhouse," said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School who was interviewed in the article. The firm’s pro bono practice, revenue per lawyer, attorney diversity and level of attorney satisfaction contributed to it’s high ranking. Name partner Ron Olson said, "Five years or whatever it’s been with only New York at the top, I would say the recognition is overdue."