March 14, 2024

Munger, Tolles & Olson Attorney Max Rosen Named One of the “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney J. Max Rosen has been named one of the “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association for his achievements as a rising lawyer. The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association annually recognizes 40 LGBTQ+ legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. Mr. Rosen and the other awardees will be recognized at the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair, which will take place on August 7-9 in Washington, D.C.

Since joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Rosen has demonstrated his dedication to the advancement of equality for the LGBTQ+ community through his litigation practice and his pro bono advocacy and firm service. Over just the last few years, he has exhibited leadership on significant matters including addressing policy-based restrictions on medical treatments provided in certain California hospital systems and the implications on LGBTQ+ rights and combatting legislation barring transgender students from restrooms and single-sex school facilities matching their gender identity in Idaho.

Mr. Rosen actively participates in MTO’s LGBTQ+ Initiative. His involvement includes helping to recruit candidates to MTO, mentoring LGBTQ+ associates and advocating for increased education throughout the firm. His work has also included organizing and delivering firmwide talks to promote LGBTQ+ awareness, including to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week. Mr. Rosen also creates a bridge between the firm and local LGBTQ+ organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, in which he and several other San Francisco associates are members.

Mr. Rosen’s dedication to protecting rights for vulnerable populations has also extended to poor and marginalized communities, particularly the unhoused, who have faced warrantless vehicle tows on the basis of unpaid parking tickets. Recently, an MTO appeal team, led by Mr. Rosen, worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and Bay Area Legal Aid and ultimately secured a unanimous, published decision in 2023 from the California Court of Appeal that such warrantless tows violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution. Mr. Rosen and the MTO team were recognized for their outstanding service on this matter and were recently named recipients of the prestigious Keta Taylor Colby Award as a result.

Learn more about this year’s “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” awards.

About MTO’s LBGTQ+ Initiative

The LGBTQ+ Initiative connects Munger, Tolles & Olson’s LGBTQ+ attorneys with one another and with LGBTQ+ causes in the broader community by hosting social gatherings, sponsoring community events and pursuing LGBTQ-focused pro bono work.

Learn more about our LGBTQ+ Initiative.