Barbara Mica Joins as Chief Operating Officer

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on June 23, 2017 that Barbara A. Mica has joined as its Chief Operating Officer.

In this role, Ms. Mica holds the most senior non-attorney position in the firm, overseeing all administrative functions, including Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Pricing and Analytics and Practice Development, among others. She will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the firm’s day-to-day operations and major initiatives, in collaboration with Co-Managing Partners Brad D. Brian and Sandra A. Seville-Jones.

“Barb’s experience in strategic planning, management and operational excellence across the spectrum of administrative functions is a tremendous asset to our firm,” Mr. Brian said. “We look forward to her support in our ongoing effort to deliver high-quality legal services and helping our clients solve their most challenging problems.”

Ms. Mica’s diverse and extensive experience includes serving most recently as the COO of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, where she was responsible for the firm’s strategic and operational direction. Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles in the areas of finance, marketing and communications, and human resources for Arthur Andersen LLP.

“With business operations and compliance guidelines continuously becoming more complex, we are thrilled to have found a candidate with Barb’s outstanding combination of knowledge, skill and operational experience to lead our firm’s administrative functions,” Ms. Seville-Jones said. “Her hiring also underscores our historic commitment to include women and diverse attorneys in critical leadership roles, which has been our practice since we were founded in 1962.”

“I have long admired Munger Tolles’ reputation for excellence, and I am delighted to become part of the fabric that makes the firm special,” Ms. Mica said. “I look forward to partnering with the co-managing partners, attorneys and support staff to build on the firm’s leading practices and lay a strong foundation for the future.”

Ms. Mica holds a master’s degree in law firm management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.