Munger, Tolles & Olson has elected Susan E. Nash to rejoin its partnership, effective immediately.
Ms. Nash is a veteran advocate who first joined Munger Tolles in 1985, was elected to the partnership and then took a break from law firm practice to raise her children.
Since returning to the firm as of counsel, Ms. Nash has played a key role on trial teams. Her recent matters
include representing Transocean, the world’s largest drilling company, through the first two trials in the multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court in New Orleans arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Earlier this year, she represented a French company in a civil jury trial arising out of its purchase of assets of a French medical device business.
“Susan plays a critical role in every case she handles, from shaping the big-picture legal strategy, to crafting the winning motions, to questioning witnesses at trial,” Brad D. Brian, senior litigation partner, said. “I am delighted to welcome her back to our partnership.”
Ms. Nash first joined the partnership in 1988. In 1990, she left the firm to work reduced-hours while raising her two sons. During that time, she served as court-appointed appellate counsel to numerous indigent defendants, argued more than 30 cases in the California Court of Appeal and secured multiple reversals and sentence reductions. Ms. Nash was on the appellate team that secured habeas relief as described in the movie “Mario’s Story.” She also taught appellate advocacy at UCLA and Loyola Law Schools. After being away from the firm for nearly two decades, Ms. Nash returned to Munger Tolles as of counsel.
“I’m happy that my career path has allowed me to return full circle as a partner at Munger Tolles,” Ms. Nash said. “And I’m proud to be associated with a firm that supports different choices by its lawyers at every stage in their careers.”
A graduate of Stanford Law School, Ms. Nash was awarded Order of the Coif and served on the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for Judge David V. Kenyon of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science, with highest honors, from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.