Craig Lavoie is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on the financial and retail sectors. His significant recent representations include:
- Wells Fargo Bank in various matters relating to allegedly improper sales practices.
- A consortium of secured lenders in litigation against JPMorgan arising out of the General Motors bankruptcy and JPMorgan’s erroneous filing of a UCC termination statement purporting to cancel a lien securing a $1.5 billion dollar loan.
- Bank of America in multijurisdictional federal litigation arising from the collapse of a mortgage-backed commercial paper facility.
Mr. Lavoie completed a fellowship in 2017 with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he first-chaired five jury trials to verdict for criminal offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, hit and run, and domestic violence.
Mr. Lavoie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michelle T. Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the winning team in the school’s annual moot court competition and received an individual honor for presenting the best oral argument in the final round. He also received the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for his outstanding work in Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
Before law school, Mr. Lavoie taught social studies and coached debate at W.E.B. DuBois High School in northeast Baltimore as part of the Teach for America program.