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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: N/A

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

Davis Polk, Paul Weiss and Cravath Counsel $3.8B Sale of DreamWorks

Barbara Ortutay : The Associated Press : May 05, 2016

Scooping up Shrek and Kung Fu Panda in a direct bid to compete with The Walt Disney Co., New York-based NBCUniversal Inc. has agreed to acquire Glendale, California-based DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

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

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

Firm lawyers beat medical privacy claims at trial and defeated video privacy suits for ESPN and Disney.

In-House Impact Winner: Margaret Wu, UC Regents

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

She helped UCLA defuse a $1.2 million medical privacy suit by demonstrating the university's policies met the gold standard.

The Am Law 100: Proskauer Rose's World Mostly Flat in 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

Proskauer Rose stayed in growth mode last year, posting slight gains in gross revenue, profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 11, 2016

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

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Government Duo Launches SF Litigation Boutique

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 07, 2016

Mark Conrad and Warren Metlitzky, formerly of the U.S. attorney's office, see a small law niche for experienced trial attorneys.

Report: Merger-Minded Law Firms Running Out of Low-Hanging Fruit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Law firm mergers have continued at a high pace in 2016, but the legal consultancy Altman Weil says it's getting harder for large firms to find a good boutique to bolt on.

Munger Tolles Litigation Duo Departs for Proskauer Rose

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Bolstering its litigation ranks in Los Angeles, Proskauer announced Tuesday that it hired Bart Williams and Manuel Cachán from Munger, Tolles & Olson for its white-collar defense and sports law practices.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

Supreme Court Takes Stand on Suitable Seating

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 04, 2016

The decision, authored by Justice Carol Corrigan, puts burden on employers to demonstrate that particular workspaces, such as cashier stations, cannot accommodate seating.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

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

K&L Gates Advises Bill Gates on Florida Mansion Deal

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.

Litigator of the Week: Steven Zalesin of Patterson Belknap

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2016

Regrouping after a setback at the Supreme Court, Steven Zalesin cleared Coca-Cola of long-standing false advertising claims by juice-maker POM Wonderful.

Katten Litigation Co-Leader Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce adds a high-profile partner from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight trade hires; Winston & Strawn's arbitration co-chair departs; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

Circuit Shuffles Steps on 'Dancing Baby' Ruling

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 17, 2016

Judge Richard Tallman cut a line about how algorithms might perform fair use checks on take-down notices. Meanwhile, dissent now says the famous 'Let's Go Crazy' video was, in fact, fair use.

Dentons Bags Ex-U.S. Aussie Ambassador From Munger Tolles

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Jeffrey Bleich, a former U.S. ambassador to Australia and longtime litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco, left the firm earlier this month ahead of a planned move to growing global legal giant Dentons.

The Am Law 100: Munger Tolles' Metrics Take a Tumble

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Munger, Tolles & Olson, riding high after several years of strong financial performances, saw its numbers slip across the board in 2015. The firm also saw a prominent partner decamp this week for Dentons.

INADMISSIBLE: Scholars Urge Senate Action on SCOTUS

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to

Wilkinson Walsh: 'We Are Literally Turning Business Away'

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : March 04, 2016

It's been just four weeks since litigation boutique Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz opened its doors, and the firm, which just added its seventh partner, says business is booming.

New Trial Boutique Lures Another Big Law Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2016

Lori Alvino McGill, an appellate specialist who joined Quinn Emanuel from Latham Watkins two years ago, is now headed to Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, a firm started in January by former Paul Weiss star litigator Beth Wilkinson.

Firms Back Tech in 'Frenetic' Apple Amicus Race

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 03, 2016

Fenwick & West partner Andrew Bridges, whose team represents tech companies and industry associations, said the effort galvanized the industry.

Munger Tolles Names Four New Partners

Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016

They'll be based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Bar Releases Juicy Dunn Report

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : February 29, 2016

The probe that led bar trustees to fire the executive director is made public as the bar's lawyers try to quell wrongful-termination and defamation claims.

The Recorder Names 2016 Litigation Department of the Year and In-House Impact Award Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : February 26, 2016

In addition to overall and specialty practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.