Munger Tolles Elects Two New Partners

Munger, Tolles & Olson has elected Hailyn J. Chen and Bethany Woodard Kristovich to its partnership, effective January 1, 2014.

“We are delighted to welcome Hailyn and Bethany to the partnership. Their terrific legal skills will continue to benefit our clients and the community for years to come,” said Munger Tolles Managing Partner Sandra A. Seville-Jones.

Hailyn J. Chen concentrates on complex civil litigation, particularly in the areas of antitrust, financial services and intellectual property, with an emphasis on trial work. She has represented LG Display in one of the nation’s largest antitrust class actions of indirect purchasers, and the major record companies in a copyright damages trial in federal court against LimeWire. Ms. Chen also has represented special committees of the boards of major technology companies and museums in internal and government investigations. Ms. Chen is co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and serves on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Chen received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law and clerked for Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Bethany Woodard Kristovich focuses on complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on trial work and problems facing law firms. She has represented major law firms, large consumer products manufacturers, independent content providers, museums and other corporate clients. Ms. Kristovich has extensive trial experience, including being a key member of the trial team in In re Tobacco Cases II, where the firm obtained a defense verdict for its client Philip Morris USA Inc. Ms. Kristovich serves on the advisory board for the Western Center on Law and Poverty and, following law school, volunteered for the Orleans Indigent Defender Program, the public defender’s office serving greater New Orleans. She earned her J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Edward Rafeedie of the Central District of California.