December 12, 2022

Munger, Tolles & Olson Elevates Three Lawyers to Partner

Munger, Tolles & Olson announced the promotion of three lawyers to partner, effective January 1, 2023.

The new partners are John Major, Rachel Miller-Ziegler and Faye Paul Teller

“Each attorney in this year’s partner class embodies Munger, Tolles & Olson’s core tenets of early responsibility, finding creative solutions to clients’ most complex issues and the hiring of lawyers of unimpeachable integrity and academic skill,” said Firm Chair Brad Brian. “John, Rachel and Faye have been integral parts of the firm since they joined MTO. We are proud to welcome them into the partnership and look forward to seeing their continued success in the future.”

Collectively, this year’s partner class has 6 clerkships for judges in federal court including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits. The class has worked on a range of complex, high-stakes matters including internal and government investigations, trade secret and patent litigation, and high profile U.S. Supreme Court appeals involving the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare reimbursements.

Read more about our new partners:

John Major is a litigator in the Los Angeles office and focuses his practice on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on litigation involving Internet and technology companies. He has significant experience in litigation involving the Communications Decency Act and in representing internet and technology companies in disputes involving platform liability, trade-secret issues and compliance with novel regulatory requirements. Mr. Major also litigates high-stakes disputes in a variety of other contexts, representing law firms, higher education institutions and major corporations in their most challenging cases. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Major clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Paul J. Watford, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Rachel Miller-Ziegler, based in Washington, D.C., handles appellate and complex litigation, and regularly works on matters before all levels of the federal judiciary and state appellate courts. She was part of the teams that secured Supreme Court victories for the U.S. House of Representatives in a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, for the American Hospital Association in a challenge to cuts to Medicare reimbursements, and for Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board in a challenge to the selection of its members under the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Faye Paul Teller is a Los Angeles-based trial lawyer. She represents clients in a broad array of industries including life sciences, health care, technology, higher education and automotive. Ms. Teller has particular experience with patent trials, having served as trial counsel in bench and jury trials in courts across the country. Ms. Teller’s recent work also includes high-stakes internal and government investigations. Prior to joining the firm earlier this year, Ms. Teller was a partner at a trial boutique in Chicago. She clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and was a champion of the University of Chicago Law School’s Hinton Moot Court Competition.