Top Women Lawyers: Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke, Mary Ann Todd

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke and Mary Ann Todd were recognized among the Top Women Lawyers in California in a Daily Journal report published on May 24, 2017.

Ms. Luedtke was recognized for her successful representation of Jacobs Facilities, where she handled a retrial of its lawsuit against the California Judicial Council. At the end of a three-week trial, a judgment was restored that awarded Jacobs $23 million for work done to repair and maintain courthouses throughout California.

The Daily Journal also highlighted Ms. Luedtke’s pro bono work on the San Francisco Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement, which investigated and revealed a lack of oversight and institutional biases within the San Francisco Police Department.

Ms. Todd was recognized for representing clients in significant transactions and corporate governance matters. Among these, she advised the majority shareholders of Books-A-Million, the second largest bookstore chain in the U.S., on a go-private transaction.   

The publication also highlighted Ms. Todd’s work for longtime client Berkshire Hathaway in connection with the merger of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group, and in connection with Berkshire’s sale of its stake in the Wrigley Co. to Wrigley’s parent company, Mars, Inc.