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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

State Bar Replaces Its General Counsel

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Bar confirms Larry Yee is now acting GC, but won't say what happened to Thomas Miller, who had been hired on Joe Dunn's watch.

Investigation Found Dunn Misled Bar Trustees, Breached Fiduciary Duties

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 19, 2014

A report by Munger, Tolles & Olson concluded bar dues had been spent on trips to Mongolia, and that the now-fired executive director hadn't told trustees about objections to policies he pursued.

Bar Leaders Fire Back at Ousted Executive Director

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Joe Dunn was fired, they say, after an investigation into "serious" allegations, adding he never claimed to be a whistleblower until after his termination.

Dealmaker of the Week: Mary Ann Todd of Munger Tolles

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Todd, a corporate partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, led the firm's deal team on Berkshire Hathaway's $4.7 billion all-stock buy of Procter & Gamble's Duracell battery unit.

Free Speech Arguments Fall Flat in LinkedIn Email Marketing Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled company's email blasts are misleading and not protected speech.

Bank of America Faces $1.7 Bil. in Mortgage Liability After Ruling

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : November 14, 2014

Bank of America will continue to face over $1.7 billion in liability for more than 4,000 residential mortgage-backed securities that were originated by Countrywide Financial Corp. after a Manhattan Commercial Division ruling Thursday.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 07, 2014

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: the Sixth Circuit upholds same-sex marriage laws, a forthcoming ruling on the Detroit bankruptcy plan and sentencing related to the Boston Marathon bombings put on hold.

Supreme Court Water Battle Could Be Long, Costly

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : November 07, 2014

Charles DuMars, a New Mexico lawyer who previously represented Georgia in water litigation, said he couldn't venture a guess as to how much the Supreme Court case with Florida will cost.

Airbnb Taps Munger to Fend Off S.F. Tenants' Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

The company is taking strikes from plaintiffs lawyers, competitors and regulators.

Carrier IQ Agrees to Settle Privacy Suits Over Tracking Software

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

The company's legal team, led by Fenwick & West partner Rodger Cole, informed the court it has reached a deal with plaintiffs lawyers.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

Tessera Settles Massive Patent Case, For Good

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 28, 2014

After trying to upend a $30 million settlement, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering informed the court Tuesday it has reached a deal with Tessera.

Plaintiffs Lawyers Tally Bill at $50 Million for NCAA Antitrust Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 22, 2014

Legal team led by Michael Hausfeld said fees are warranted for win that could net college athletes tens of millions each season.

As Patent Case Winds Down, 'Settler's Remorse' Could Add Wrinkle

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 21, 2014

A nonpracticing entity wants Judge Claudia Wilken to enforce a $30 million deal struck before a court-appointed expert opined its patents were invalid.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Boosts West Coast White-Collar Practice

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 14, 2014

The firm has hired four former prosecutors in San Diego, Los Angeles and Irvine.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With a Series of Star Hires, Freshfields Shifts Strategy in New York

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014

Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the United States, especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank, and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.

With a Series of Star Hires, Freshfields Shifts Strategy in New York

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014

Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the U.S., especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Former Prosecutor Demands Piece of $60 Million Overcharge Case Against Sprint

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

John Prather, who led New York's organized crime task force, says the Northern District case over wiretap bills piggybacks on his 2009 suit.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 06, 2014

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

Munger Tolles Helps Buffett Break Into Big Auto

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 02, 2014

Munger, Tolles & Olson is advising longtime client Berkshire Hathaway on its acquisition of the Van Tuyl Group, the nation's fifth-largest auto dealership by sales. DLA Piper is in the driver's seat for Van Tuyl.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

LinkedIn Defends Use of Member Photos in Marketing Emails

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Plaintiffs accuse the company of illegally sending spam-like invitations that appear to come from users.