The Los Angeles Business Journal named Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Laura Smolowe as one of their Women of Influence in a report published on Apr. 26, 2021. The award celebrates expertise and achievement, exemplary leadership, high professional and ethical standards, and overall contributions by women in the Los Angeles legal community.
Ms. Smolowe was recognized for her successful trial verdicts and for her active pro bono practice, which is focused on civil rights. This work includes partnering with the ACLU of Southern California to bring two groundbreaking federal class actions that successfully challenged the enforcement of gang injunctions in Southern California. These decisions helped ensure that residents were not denied their civil rights over alleged, unproven, associations with a gang.
Ms. Smolowe is a national co-chair of the American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and served on the board of the anti-poverty non-profit LIFT-LA from 2012-2020.
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Laura Smolowe is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson and co-leads the Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice Group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trials in federal and state court, as well as counseling clients through their most challenging legal issues.