Jesse Creed is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Creed’s practice focuses on the representation of mission-oriented nonprofits and other business organizations in corporate governance, legal policy, and business transactions.
Mr. Creed is passionate about health and housing issues for our military veterans and the homeless, public education reform, and animal rights and strives to maintain a robust public interest practice through the representation of nonprofits involved in these areas. In 2016, Mr. Creed was among the attorneys recognized with a California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his work in executing the historic settlement of the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to build permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans on the VA’s 388-acre West Los Angeles campus.
Mr. Creed is a member of the board of Equitas Academy, a charter school network of four Los Angeles public schools. He is also a member of the Nonprofit Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Creed is a member of the advisory board of the medieval studies department at Princeton University and is a member of the advisory board of Karma Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue organization.
Mr. Creed earned his law degree from Columbia Law School in New York City, where he was recognized as a James Kent Scholar for outstanding academic achievement in all three years and served on the Columbia Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diana Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 2010 to 2011 and Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2011 to 2012.
- Vets Advocacy, Inc., a nonprofit established as part of the historic settlement agreement reached with the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a new master plan for the 388-acre West Los Angeles VA campus, on formation and general corporate matters.
- Great Public Schools Now, a nonprofit dedicated to seeing all Los Angeles students receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of high-quality public schools in high-poverty areas.
- Motion Picture and Television Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to members of the entertainment industry, in the sale of its healthcare business to UCLA Health.
- Museum of Contemporary Art, a museum nonprofit, on real property matters related to its Bunker Hill location.
- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the company’s tax-free exchange of shares in Phillips 66 for ownership of Phillips Specialty Products, Inc. and its tax-free exchange of shares in The Procter & Gamble Company for ownership of Duracell.