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Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 190
  • Gross Revenues: $266,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,400,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,910,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

Munger, Tolles & Olson is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Munger, Tolles & Olson has 190 attorneys and is the 210th largest firm in the United States.  With $266,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 118th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 200 118 5 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

Energy Future Holdings Poised to Hand Over Oncor to Bankruptcy Creditors

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 06, 2015

Since April 2014, Energy Future Holdings has been embroiled in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in Delaware. In a recent surprise move, Energy Future Holdings attorneys announced in the bankruptcy court that they now have an agreement with multiple creditors to hand over Oncor.

Kraft Heinz Names General Counsel Of Combined Entity

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2015

The current general counsel of Kraft Foods will be leaving the company after its planned merger with H.J. Heinz Co. and her deputy GC will take over the legal functions of the combined entity, the companies said this week.

Kraft Heinz Co. Names GC of Combined Entity

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2015

The current general counsel of Kraft Foods will be leaving the company after its planned merger with H.J. Heinz Co., and her deputy GC will take over the legal functions of the combined entity, the companies said this week.

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Disney Settles 'Frozen' Copyright Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

A Mill Valley animator claimed Disney stole the idea for a trailer from her short film "The Snowman."

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

Software Company Hit With Privacy Suits Over 'Supercookies'

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 22, 2015

L.A. plaintiffs lawyer Brian Kabateck is the latest to sue Turn Inc. in the wake of allegations that it tracked the web activity of Verizon Wireless subscribers.

Ask a CCO: Simon Lorne of Millennium Management

Ryan McConnell : Corporate Counsel : June 18, 2015

The vice chairman and chief legal officer of Millennium Management discusses the relationship between legal and compliance and what board members should be asking GCs.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

LinkedIn Agrees to Pay $13 Million in Email-Blitzing Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 12, 2015

Plainitffs complained the professional networking site harvested email addresses from users and spammed their contacts with invitations.

Arnold & Porter, Others Make Best Firms for Families List

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The Yale Law Women's survey also credits Cadwalader, Duane Morris, Hogan Lovells, Hunton & Williams, Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles, Orrick and Wilmer.

Wave of Privacy Suits Peters Out

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Despite big predictions and the potential of statutory damages, lawyers like Cooley's Mike Rhodes say plaintiffs aren't making much progress.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Legaltech News Announces Innovation Awards Finalists

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : May 28, 2015

The winners will be recognized at a special event on July 14 at Legaltech West in San Francisco.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Minority Ranks at Large Firms Show Little Growth

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The percentage of minorities at large law firms hasn't changed much in seven years, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

Transocean, Halliburton & BP: Settlement Frenzy

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 21, 2015

BP, Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. each reached settlements this week in the litigation stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Circuit Affirms Pandora's Access to Music Catalogues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 07, 2015

In a victory for the music service Pandora, a federal appeals court in Manhattan said music publishing companies Universal, EMI and Sony/ATV cannot limit Pandora's access to the catalogues of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

King & Spalding Preserves Pandora Win in ASCAP Royalty Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.

A Boon to Big Firms as Corinthian Colleges Goes Bust

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2015

A week after shuttering its last 28 campuses in the aftermath of a crippling settlement with the U.S. Department of Education last year, Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware. The for-profit company's Chapter 11 filing marks the largest collapse of a higher education provider in U.S. history and reveals some of Corinthian's mounting legal bills ahead of its demise.

Ousted Bar Director Lobs New Charges at Trustees

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 30, 2015

Lawyers for Joe Dunn claim he was sabotaged by Beth Jay, former principal attorney to the chief justice, and that trustees are blocking a leak investigation.

In Replay of FHFA Appeal, Banks Urge Second Circuit To Topple FDIC Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

Can Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra succeed where his predecessors failed?

In-House Impact Winners: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo

: The Recorder : April 24, 2015

After the Snowden leak, the companies' top lawyers united in a push for more transparency around government surveillance.

Litigation Department of the Year, Labor and Employment: Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Across a wide range of litigation, Lieff secured payouts for workers who said they were underpaid or discriminated against.

Plaintiff Adds Andy Cohen, Others to Suit Against 'Housewives' Cast

—By Jennifer Genova and Ross Todd : New Jersey Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A man allegedly injured in a brawl taped by the camera crew of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has added the Housewives franchise parent company NBCUniversal and its executive producer Andy Cohen to his civil lawsuit, claiming that the show's cast and production team conspired to start the fight.

AIG Agrees to Drop Trade Secrets Case for $72 Million

: The Litigation Daily : April 24, 2015

The deal comes three years after AIG accused billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy of pilfering its aircraft leasing unit, and three months after Quinn Emanuel stepped into the case.

Litigation Department of the Year, Finalist: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Three big wins, secured by different partners, showcased litigation chops across practice areas.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.