Ariel C. Green is a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes.
- Occidental Chemical Corporation in litigation arising out of the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana.
- Technology companies in an amicus brief opposing the FBI’s attempt to commandeer Apple engineers’ assistance to hack into an iPhone after the San Bernardino mass shooting.
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation arising out of the planned marketing of a generic version of Takeda’s acid reflux medication Dexilant.
Ms. Green also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, she co-authored an amicus brief supporting a challenge to the constitutionality of Texas Senate Bill 4 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of community organizations in Texas.
Ms. Green returned to the firm after clerking for the Honorable Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable Judge John A. Kronstadt of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Green earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was a senior editor and articles committee member of the Stanford Law and Policy Review. While there, she served as the co-president of the Stanford Intellectual Property Association. She also worked as a patent prosecution law clerk at an international law firm, focusing on biotechnology patents.
Ms. Green obtained a B.A. in biology, chemistry, and philosophy and a master’s degree in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Missouri, where she graduated magna cum laude with honors. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Green researched the microtubule binding behavior of dynactin and what role it plays in the processivity of the cytoskeletal motor protein dynein.