For his trial experience, high-profile wins on behalf of powerhouse litigants, and leadership in civic communities, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Martin Estrada a Minority Leader of Influence on Jan. 25, 2021.
Mr. Estrada is a trial lawyer, who specializes in complex matters and high-stakes litigation. He has litigated a broad array of matters, including business disputes, mass tort cases, entertainment litigation, antitrust, securities, and employment claims. Mr. Estrada’s prominent courtroom wins have led to increasingly complex and high-profile assignments from clients such as Southern California Edison, BNSF Railway, Wells Fargo Bank, and Plains All American Pipeline.
Not all of Mr. Estrada’s work is on behalf of large corporations. In Martinez et al v. New Mexico, for example, he represented Latino and Native American children and parents in four years of litigation and a three-month trial against the State of New Mexico, which culminated in a landmark order, finding violations of students’ constitutional right to education and mandating reforms to New Mexico’s education system. He continues to litigate before the New Mexico courts to see that these reforms are carried out. Moreover, he currently serves on the boards of two major public-interest organizations—the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights—and was most recently appointed to the LAUSD’s “Reimagining School Safety” task force, formed in response to national calls for police reform.
For his extraordinary skills handling bet-the-company cases, his leadership within Munger, Tolles & Olson, and his commitment to the community at large, Mr. Estrada was named one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Minority Leaders of Influence.
Martin Estrada is a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Estrada is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex litigation and investigations. A former federal prosecutor, he has tried over thirty federal and state trials and arbitrations, argued over a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals, and conducted hundreds of investigations.