Caroline C. Litten

Caroline C. Litten

Caroline Litten is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Litten has substantial experience litigating complex commercial cases, including trials and arbitrations and has a growing practice focused on defending class and collective actions. She has successfully written and argued motions, managed all aspects of discovery, and has represented clients in trial and appellate courts.

One of Ms. Litten’s notable representations in 2022 was securing a $30 million arbitration award, including punitive damages, on behalf of the sister and estate of a physician and businesswoman who was the victim of a massive real estate fraud. The Daily Journal recognized the victory as one of their “Top Verdicts of the Week.”

In another Daily Journal recognition, Ms. Litten was part of a novel case with a major national bank in obtaining a unanimous verdict against a former employee for illegally recording a foreign exchange transaction.

Ms. Litten also participates annually in Food From the Bar, a deeply impactful annual campaign that unites legal professionals across the country in combating child hunger.

Ms. Litten earned her J.D from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she served as senior editor of the Southern California Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. She earned her B.A. in philosophy from The College of William and Mary.


Key Representations: 

  • The Estate of Etsuko Toguri in persuading an arbitrator to award over $30 million, including punitive damages, in a complete win for the estate of a physician and businesswoman who was the victim of a massive real estate fraud involving the sale of a 32-acre parcel in the heart of downtown Rancho Cucamonga, a city east of Los Angeles.
  • A major national bank in obtaining a unanimous jury verdict against a former high-level employee who alleged that a workplace call in connection with a multibillion-dollar foreign exchange transaction had been illegally recorded. This victory was recognized as a Top Defense Verdict of the Year by the Daily Journal.
  • Defending The Regents of the University of California against a petition for writ of administrative mandate filed by a faculty member, who challenges the University’s disciplinary proceedings against him.


“Safeguards Against Legal Malpractice Liability as Claims Rise,” Law 360 (August 14, 2020)