December 11, 2019

Munger, Tolles & Olson Elects Two New Partners

Munger, Tolles & Olson announced on Dec. 11, 2019 that the firm has elected David S. Hong and Jordan D. Segall to its partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

“Our new partners exemplify the professional excellence, leadership and collegiality that are hallmarks of our firm,” Munger, Tolles & Olson Co-Managing Partner Hailyn J. Chen said. “They are accomplished legal practitioners who deliver outstanding service to our clients and to the community.”

“We are delighted to welcome David and Jordan to the partnership,” Munger, Tolles & Olson Co-Managing Partner Malcolm A. Heinicke said. “They are both excellent lawyers and wonderful teammates, and we are excited to watch them as they continue to deliver fantastic results for our clients.”

David S. Hong (Los Angeles) is a corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on the formation and ongoing operation of private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including hybrid funds and other non-traditional investment arrangements. He regularly represents emerging and institutional private fund sponsors in connection with a broad range of matters, including fund formations, fund investment matters, seed capital arrangements, complex restructurings, the structure of their investment management businesses and regulatory, compliance and operational issues. Mr. Hong also represents institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension plans, family offices and endowments, in connection with their investments in, and co-investments alongside, various private funds.

Jordan D. Segall (Los Angeles) focuses on complex litigation and appeals.  His trial practice focuses on technology and media companies, with an emphasis on digital privacy, trade secrets, copyright, consumer device litigation, and other commercial disputes. In his appellate practice, his recent matters include two merits cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term: he represented the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in a challenge brought by a hedge fund alleging that the board’s members were appointed in violation of the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution; and Intel Corporation in a case regarding the construction of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Mr. Segall is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School and previously clerked for Judges Richard A. Paez and Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.