Munger Tolles Named to National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List

Munger, Tolles & Olson was named by The National Law Journal to its 2017 Pro Bono Hot List, published April 3, 2017 – one of only 12 firms across the nation to receive such recognition.

The magazine highlighted Munger Tolles’ pro bono work on behalf of the City of San Francisco’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement, which spent a year investigating potential institutional bias in the San Francisco Police Department based on officers’ exchange of racist, homophobic texts and recommended changes to deal with the issue.

The profile featured an interview with Munger Tolles attorney Jerry Roth, the panel’s pro bono general counsel, who described resistance to the investigation by the San Francisco police officers’ association.

“We realized then we were going to have to be dogged in pursuing the issues and would have to rely on the courage of police officers, community members and others willing to speak to us honestly about the issues raised by the racist, discriminatory text messages,” Mr. Roth said.

The National Law Journal also highlighted Munger Tolles’ success in securing a permanent injunction from the Nevada Supreme Court in a suit challenging Senate Bill 302, which offered tax-funded vouchers to pay for private, parochial or home schooling.

For more information about Munger Tolles’ commitment to pro bono, please visit our Pro Bono page.