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Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 180
  • Gross Revenues: $247,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,375,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,770,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

Munger, Tolles & Olson is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Munger, Tolles & Olson has 180 attorneys and is the 219th largest firm in the United States.  With $247,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 123rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 123 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 219 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 11 -10 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 61 -42 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 6 -2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 12 -7 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 39 24 Summer programs

In the News

Supreme Court Contenders

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

The Keys to Midlevels Satisfaction

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Our Midlevel Associates Survey documents the surprising role that law schools play in job satisfaction, as well as sharp differences by gender, race and sexual orientation.

Burger King, Tim Hortons Feed on Inversion Frenzy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

The two fast-food chains have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters up to Canada in the latest controversial tax inversion. Advising on the deal are Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Weiss, Wachtell and Munger Tolles, along with Canadian firms Davies Ward and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.

Banks Lose Last-Ditch Bid to Block NCUA Claims as Time-Barred

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

The Tenth Circuit ruled once again that the National Credit Union Administration didn't wait too long to sue big banks that sold billions of dollars in ill-fated mortgage-backed securities to federally chartered credit unions.

Court Seats Filling Up

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The Senate confirmed federal judges at a faster rate in the past five months than at any time during President Barack Obama's administration — significantly reducing the number of vacancies on the nation's courts.

Student Athletes Score in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

Top college football and basketball players must be paid the full cost of their education, plus up to $5,000 a year in broadcast and video game licensing, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California ruled Friday.

Wilken Sides With Athletes in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ordered the National Collegiate Athletic Association to increase men's football and basketball scholarships and permit schools to pay athletes up to $5,000 in licensing revenue.

Koh Rejects $324 Million No-Poach Settlement, Saying It Isn't Enough

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

The judge said Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe should pay $50 million more given an earlier settlement, the strength of the plaintiffs' case and rulings in their favor.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

Judge Rejects Takeda's Tactic in Generics Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : August 04, 2014

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Medtronic/Covidien; Tyson/Hillshire; Time Inc. Spinoff; Level 3/TW Telecom; Apple/Beats

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 28, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Munger Tolles Snags Benjamin Horwich From S.G.'s Office

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : July 23, 2014

Benjamin Horwich has left the U.S. Solicitor General's Office for a new job at the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, which praised his "extraordinary track record as a litigation strategist" in announcing the hire on July 21.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

AIG Drops Appeal in $650M Deal with Bank of America

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : July 17, 2014

As part of a $650 million settlement with Bank of America in which American International Group agreed to dismiss all outstanding residential mortgage-backed securities claims, AIG Wednesday formally withdrew its objection to the bank's $8.5 billion settlement with institutional investors.

Ending Long Fight, Intel Agrees to Pay Pentium 4 Purchasers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 16, 2014

The settlement with class lawyers was reached after 10 years of litigation and a last minute round of mediation.

Ending Long Fight, Intel Agrees to Pay Pentium 4 Purchasers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 16, 2014

The settlement with class lawyers was reached after 10 years of litigation and a last-minute round of mediation.

Quinn Emanuel Notches Another Settlement in BofA Litigation

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : July 16, 2014

In Wednesday's deal with Bank of America, Quinn Emanuel client AIG will pocket $650 million in cash, plus its pro rata share of an earlier $8.5 billion settlement between BofA and mortgage-backed securities investors.

LinkedIn Settles 'Spambot' Suit

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : July 14, 2014

A company that admitted it used automated software to create thousands of fake profiles on LinkedIn will pay $40,000 as part of a settlement.

Prudential Sues BofA Over $119 Mil. in Mortgage Securities

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 09, 2014

Prudential Financial claims in a suit filed in Newark federal court that Bank of America committed fraud by selling it $119 million in mortgage-backed securities that contained home loans issued under substandard underwriting practices.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : July 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

The A-List: A New Number One

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : June 30, 2014

Paul Hastings reaches the A-List's top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.