Munger, Tolles & Olson was selected as one of the Pro Bono Firms of 2015 by Law360 in a report published on Aug. 24, 2015. Munger Tolles was one of 20 law firms selected that “showed the same passion for taking on hard cases and scoring victories in pro bono matters as they displayed for corporate clients over the past year.”
The publication recognized Munger Tolles for results achieved on behalf of pro bono clients between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. “Each of the honored firms approached its pro bono cases with the same vigor as the cases that bring in the big bucks,” wrote Law360. The article specifically noted three high-profile pro bono matters for which the firm received favorable outcomes over the past year.
Law360 highlighted the firm’s 2015 victory on behalf of homeless veterans. In a settlement obtained by name partner Ronald L. Olson and other counsel, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs agreed to restore housing for disabled veterans in a 387-acre West Los Angeles parcel that was being misused.
The publication also showcased a matter originated by Munger Tolles associate Thomas Paul Clancy and led by Grant A. Davis-Denny, in which the firm obtained a preliminary injunction barring law enforcement from enforcing a rule prohibiting peaceful protestors in Ferguson, Missouri from standing still.
In addition, Law360 featured the success of a Munger Tolles team led by Jeffrey L. Bleich in obtaining posthumous bar admission for Chinese immigrant Hong Yen Chang, a Columbia Law School graduate who was denied a license in 1890 due to his race.