Joshua Meltzer is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, government investigations and white collar defense.
Mr. Meltzer has represented clients in multi-district litigation and nationwide class actions, as well as in appeals in the California Supreme Court and in federal court, including in the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, the SEC, the U.S. military, and in testifying before the grand jury.
- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in defense of claims by the Federal Trade Commission and a nationwide class action asserting antitrust challenges to patent settlements. FTC v. Actavis; In re Androgel Antitrust Litig.(nationwide MDL).
- Defense contractor in multi-agency criminal and civil government investigation into alleged fraud and False Claims Act violations.
- Software company executive in Department of Justice and SEC investigations into alleged fraud.
Mr. Meltzer maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He has represented individual clients seeking immigration relief and post-conviction relief, as well as a class of homeless individuals seeking relief from unconstitutional seizures of their property. In March 2015, Mr. Meltzer was a member of the team that won a unanimous California Supreme Court decision awarding posthumous admission to the bar for Hong Yen Chang, the first lawyer of Chinese descent in the United States. Mr. Meltzer and his colleagues were awarded the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Public Service Award in recognition of this effort.
Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Meltzer clerked for the Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit following his graduation from Yale Law School.
Before attending law school, Mr. Meltzer worked in headquarters for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign and then the transition team. He also worked as a management consultant, helping clients in a wide range of industries with their most pressing business issues. Mr. Meltzer currently serves as a board member for the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.