June 22, 2020

Former DOJ Prosecutor Jonathan Kravis Joins Munger, Tolles & Olson as Partner

Munger, Tolles & Olson announces today Jonathan Kravis has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Kravis spent 10 years as a federal prosecutor, most recently as deputy chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he was responsible for prosecuting Roger Stone for obstruction of Congress, false statements and witness tampering.

At Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mr. Kravis will leverage his government service and courtroom experience while representing clients in complex high-stakes civil litigation and white collar work, including grand jury investigations. He brings deep white collar experience to the firm’s Washington office, which opened in 2016 with the arrival of former U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

“Working in public service is one of the highest callings, and I’m honored to have spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice and in the White House,” Mr. Kravis said. “But I’ve always known that I also wanted to work in a law firm, and Munger, Tolles & Olson’s reputation is unparalleled. Equally important is the firm’s business model, which includes a low ratio of partners to associates and a strong mentoring culture. Having built and led teams at the DOJ, I look forward to helping develop our more junior attorneys while collaborating with my colleagues to expand our Washington office.”

After resigning from the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this year, Mr. Kravis took a temporary assignment with the Washington, D.C. Office of Attorney General as special counsel for public corruption, where he advised on the creation, organization and structure of its Public Corruption Section, and potential legislation that could facilitate the section’s work.

“Jonathan is not just a superstar trial lawyer, he is a person of deep conviction and unflinching integrity,” Mr. Verrilli said. “Our paths had crossed while working in the Obama administration, and I look forward to practicing together at Munger, Tolles & Olson as we continue to add strength and depth to our D.C. presence.”

Prior to working for the Department of Justice, Mr. Kravis served as associate White House counsel and special assistant to the president from 2009 to 2010.

“On behalf of the entire firm, we are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to Munger, Tolles & Olson, and we look forward to working with him to serve our clients and help them address their most important needs,” said co-managing partner Hailyn J. Chen. “Since opening our D.C. office in 2016, our plan has been to grow by emphasizing our unique culture to attract the best lawyers in the country.”

Co-managing partner Malcolm A. Heinicke added, “Jonathan is an exceptional litigator who will apply his sharp strategic and tactical skills to representing our clients on their most complex civil matters.”

Mr. Kravis clerked for Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Williams College.

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