Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on Dec. 20, 2017 that the firm has elected Ginger D. Anders, John M. Gildersleeve, Chad Golder, Margaret G. Maraschino, Adam B. Weiss and Mark R. Yohalem to its partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
“We are so pleased to welcome these exceptional attorneys into our partnership,” Munger, Tolles & Olson Co-Managing Partner Brad D. Brian said. “Beyond their extraordinary legal skills, our newest partners exemplify our firm’s values, commitment to serving our clients as trusted business advisors and dedication to the communities we serve.”
Ginger D. Anders (Washington, D.C.) is a complex litigation and appellate lawyer. Ms. Anders is a former Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General, where she argued 18 cases before the Supreme Court, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. She is currently representing the University of California in a highly publicized patent dispute between the university and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard involving a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.
John M. Gildersleeve (Los Angeles) focuses his practice on securities and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He has represented Bank of America in multijurisdictional litigation arising from the collapse of a mortgage-backed commercial paper facility; Corinthian Colleges and its officers and directors in securities class action and derivative litigation; and Edison International and its officers and directors in securities, derivative and ERISA litigation.
Chad Golder (Washington, D.C.) is a litigator who focuses his practice on representing and advising clients on their most difficult legal, regulatory and public policy challenges. Mr. Golder represents the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico in an Appointments Clause challenge; LinkedIn in a pending lawsuit filed by hiQ Labs concerning the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and potential free speech limitations to the CFAA as applied to publicly-available websites; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in a First Amendment challenge to its authority to regulate advertisements; and 1-800 Contacts in a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action challenging its trademark settlements. He also represents companies in internal investigations, and has authored a variety of legal briefs in cases from the district court to the Supreme Court, including those involving the Trump Administration’s travel ban; the constitutional challenges to anti-discrimination provisions; prosecutorial independence of the Florida State Attorney; and patent venue restrictions.
Margaret G. Maraschino (Los Angeles) is a litigator whose practice primarily focuses on labor and employment matters. She frequently defends leading national and California companies against wage and hour class and collective actions, discrimination claims and termination challenges. Ms. Maraschino recently obtained summary judgment and the dismissal of a statewide wage and hour class action on behalf of a mortgage lender in Orange County Superior Court.
Adam B. Weiss (Los Angeles) maintains a practice that spans a broad range of complex litigation matters, with a particular focus on representing corporations in cases involving mortgage-backed securities, corporate contracts, securities law issues and other finance-related matters. Most recently, he has represented several financial services clients in connection with numerous actions brought or threatened by securitization trustees, bond insurers and others seeking billions of dollars on claims arising out of the purchase and sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Mark R. Yohalem (Los Angeles) focuses his practice on complex litigation and appeals. Mr. Yohalem previously served as the Deputy Chief of Appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he argued more than 30 appeals, twice before en banc panels. He has recently represented media companies in trial and appellate matters concerning the First Amendment and corporate control; retailers in state and federal tax appeals; energy companies in federal appeals and state administrative proceedings; and a variety of clients in pro bono matters before the U.S. Supreme Court.