December 20, 2022

Munger, Tolles & Olson Secures Complete Defense Verdict in Federal Pro Bono Case

Munger, Tolles & Olson secured a jury acquittal in a federal pro bono case alongside the Public Defender Service and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia.

The jury’s not guilty verdict followed one day of deliberation, after a two-year trial delay due to the pandemic and a switch from the local court to the U.S. District Court. The case involved a homicide allegation that carried a mandatory life sentence.

Associate Stephany Reaves presented the opening statement and cross-examined multiple witnesses. In addition to Ms. Reaves, the Munger, Tolles & Olson team included partner Jonathan Kravis.

The case is representative of MTO’s tradition of entrusting significant casework to its deep bench of associates.

“At Munger, Tolles & Olson valuing public interest is not an empty promise. We really mean it.” Ms. Reaves said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to represent our client in this case, and to give this case the time that it deserved.”


About Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Contributing to the community through pro bono work and other forms of volunteerism is a core tenet of the culture at Munger, Tolles & Olson. The firm was one of the charter signatories to the American Bar Association’s pro bono challenge and consistently devotes more than three percent of all attorney time to delivering needed pro bono legal assistance. We are proud to be one of the select group of firms to have received the ABA’s coveted Pro Bono Publico Award.

Learn more about MTO’s pro bono activities.