Stephen T. Mayer 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.
- 99 Cents Only Stores LLC in various matters alleging employment discrimination.
Mr. Mayer completed a fellowship in 2018 with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he first-chaired four jury trials to verdict for criminal offenses that included driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He second-chaired two additional jury trials. Mr. Mayer had a 100% conviction rate in those trials where he was the sole prosecutor on the case.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mayer clerked for Judge Charles R. Breyer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Diana E. Murphy in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
While in law school, Mr. Mayer argued in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a defendant accused of large-scale drug trafficking. He also litigated a separate appeal involving introduction of contraband into prison, securing an admission of error from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Mayer earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. He was selected as Michigan Law Review’s student author of the year and received a legal writing award from the Judge John R. Brown legal writing foundation. Mr. Mayer graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
- An Implausible Standard for Affirmative Defenses, 112 MICH. L. REV. 275 (2013)
- Proving Personal Use: Evidence Negating Intent to Distribute Marijuana, 113 MICH. L. REV. 1255 (2015)