Jessica Laird is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Laird served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cheryl A. Krause at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also worked as an associate in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ms. Laird received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as the editor-in-chief for the Yale Journal of International Law and co-authored Inventing the War Crime: An Internal Theory, 60 Va. J. Int’l L. 52 (2020). During law school, Ms. Laird also worked in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a law clerk to Senator Chris Coons, focusing on his Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee. She graduated from Claremont McKenna College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in philosophy and government.
Ms. Laird is a member of the board of directors of the Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles. At Munger, Tolles & Olson, she is a co-chair of the Food From The Bar Committee, which spearheads the firm’s participation in the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s annual fundraising effort.