Corporate Governance

Navigating the corporate governance landscape is more important than ever. From dealing with activist investors to analyzing the toughest disclosure questions, clients turn to Munger, Tolles & Olson due to our experience and reputation for good judgment in handling the thorniest corporate governance issues.

We represent a variety of public and private companies in connection with a broad range of securities law, governance and risk management matters. We also advise clients with respect to fiduciary duties, proxy solicitations, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, the Dodd-Frank Act, director independence, Section 16 compliance, stock exchange listing rules, takeover defenses, crisis communications and periodic reporting requirements.

Munger Tolles is recognized as a leader on executive compensation issues, representing both individual executives and companies in connection with the negotiation of top-level employment agreements and severance arrangements. We also represent companies in all aspects of their compensation programs, including the design and implementation of their equity compensation plans.

In addition, attorneys at Munger Tolles have extensive experience representing special committees of boards of directors in connection with business transactions, including “going private” and related-party transactions. We also regularly represent special committees and independent directors in connection with internal investigations of suspected or alleged misconduct.

Below is a representative list of Munger Tolles clients for which we regularly provide corporate law advice:

  • Air Lease Corporation
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Daily Journal
  • Edison International
  • James Campbell Company
  • KB Home
  • Lindsay Corporation
  • Universal Music Group