Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney John W. Spiegel was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, on March 4, 2016.
Mr. Spiegel is the fifth lawyer from Munger Tolles to be inducted into this prestigious legal organization, joining Ronald L. Olson, Gregory P. Stone, Brad D. Brian and Bart H. Williams.
Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Spiegel has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in securities, white collar and general commercial litigation. Clients regularly turn to Mr. Spiegel with bet-the-company matters.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Spiegel served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles and as the Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary Warren Christopher, where his primary responsibilities were in the area of international economic policy. He also served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.
Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.