Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP has selected Daniel B. Levin, Miriam Kim, Misty M. Sanford and Katherine H. Ku to join its partnership, effective January 1, 2013.
“We are proud to welcome these esteemed colleagues to our partnership. We believe their great legal talent and diversity will strengthen our law firm and serve our clients and the community well into the future.” Munger Tolles Managing Partner Sandra A. Seville-Jones said.
Daniel B. Levin (Los Angeles) focuses his practice on complex litigation and appeals. Most recently, Mr. Levin handled an oral argument in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation arising from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Before rejoining the firm in 2012, Mr. Levin served as the deputy chief of Criminal Appeals in the Los Angeles U.S. attorney’s office. Mr. Levin obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge William A. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit before originally joining the firm in 2005.
Miriam Kim (San Francisco) focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, intellectual property matters and internal investigations for high technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Intel, Applied Materials and Rambus. Since 2007, she has represented Rambus in both antitrust and patent infringement trials against the world’s largest semiconductor companies. Ms. Kim maintains an active pro bono practice focused on the needs of victims of sexual abuse. She is a member of the board of directors of the Asian American Bar Association. After earning her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, Ms. Kim clerked for Judge Levin H. Campbell of the First Circuit.
Misty M. Sanford (Los Angeles) practices real estate and land use law, and represents institutional investors, developers, multi-national corporations, non-profits, public entities and individual entrepreneurs in various transactions. She recently led a Munger Tolles real estate team in securing nearly $1 billion in funding for Americold Realty Trust. Ms. Sanford is a founder and treasurer of For People of Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students of color to attend law school. She has an active pro bono practice and serves as the president of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that converts blighted parcels of land into neighborhood parks and gardens. She obtained her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
Katherine H. Ku (Los Angeles) is a corporate lawyer with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. She recently represented Air Lease Corporation in its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Ku is a member of the board of directors and chair of the Governance Committee for Partnership Scholars Program, a non-profit group dedicated to enriching the educational experiences of socio-economically disadvantaged students. After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Ms. Ku served as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.