The Essentials

  • Munger, Tolles & Olson is a nationwide firm with 200 lawyers in three offices – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
  • Our national practice guides clients in jurisdictions around the country.
  • Our low-leverage environment gives attorneys the opportunity to make an impact from the day they start.
  • Attorneys can build their own workload by matching interests to the firm’s active matters.
  • We don’t require attorneys to select a practice specialty.
  • Every attorney is treated like an owner of the business.

Put simply, we handle among the most fascinating, complex cases of any law firm in the country. Solving clients’ most intractable problems is what we have built our reputation on and it’s what we like doing best. For our lawyers, this means often being at the forefront of new areas of the law – from navigating new royalty and copyright challenges in the recording industry to litigating privacy issues on behalf of social media companies to untangling the fallout from the mortgage crisis. Here are some of our clients:

  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • Amgen
  • Applied Materials
  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Block (formerly Square)
  • Disney
  • Edison International
  • FIGS
  • Genentech
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hulu
  • Intel
  • Lyft
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Netflix
  • OpenSea
  • Paramount
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Snap
  • Universal Music Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Verizon
  • YouTube


  • Ranked number one on The American Lawyer’s A-List for the ninth time, the most number one rankings in the history of the survey.
  • Ranked among the top 10 national law firms on The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard.
  • Attained Mansfield Certification Plus status, the highest level of certification available, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index since 2016, and named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
  • Named to Law360’s list of Most Diverse Equity Partnerships, ranking ninth among firms with 100-250 lawyers.
  • Recognized as a 2023 Aspire Diversity Award recipient by Lawyers of Color.
  • Received Legalweek’s 2023 ESG Enablement Through Technology Award for the firm’s innovative Police Reform Initiative in partnership with the ACLU.
  • Ranked among the top 50 law firms nationally by Law360 Pulse as part of the publication’s 2022 Leaderboard and Prestige Leaders lists and no. 4 on the Social Impact Leaders list.
  • Selected as a finalist for the prestigious “Litigation Department of the Year” award by The American Lawyer.
  • Named a finalist for the “Tech Industry Litigation Department of the Year” award by The Recorder.
Meet Our Lawyers

Meet Our Lawyers

Meet some of our lawyers and learn about their experiences at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.