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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

White House Eyes Koh for Seat on Ninth Circuit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 02, 2016

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh is expected to be nominated later this month, according to individuals familiar with the administration's vetting process.

Alexandra Walsh on Why She and Beth Wilkinson Left Paul Weiss to Form New Trial Boutique

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2016

The litigation landscape has a new power player: boutique Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Name partner Alexandra Walsh spoke to The Lit Daily about how the firm came into being, its market niche and why going to her kids' soccer games makes her a better litigator.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 25, 2016

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

Phone Makers Settle Carrier IQ Privacy Suits

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 25, 2016

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen must approve the $9 million deal, which provides for just 11 cents per class member.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Beth Wilkinson to Open Trial Boutique

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Beth Wilkinson, a star litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has left the firm to launch a new firm along with high-profile litigators from Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling. Plus more in this week's column.

Wilkinson's New Firm Aims to Train Younger Trial Lawyers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

All six partners at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz—the trial boutique formed this week by star Paul Weiss litigator Beth Wilkinson—are under age 54. The goal, she said, is to give younger lawyers the kind of trial experience that can be hard to come by at a larger firm.

Morning Wrap: Beth Wilkinson's Future Firm and Ted Cruz's Past Practice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2016

Ted Cruz's clerkship at the Supreme Court and the launch of a new trial boutique: This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Weiss' Wilkinson Launches New Firm With Kirkland, Covington Litigators

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2016

Star Paul Weiss litigator Beth Wilkinson has left the firm to launch a new litigation boutique along with high-profile hires from Kirkland & Ellis and Covington & Burling.

Arent Fox Partners Leave to Launch Boutique

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 19, 2016

New litigation firm will be led by partners Robert O'Brien, who had built up Arent's L.A. office, and Stephen Larson.

Five Am Law 100 Firms Handling NFL's LA Relocation Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2016

Arnold & Porter, Covington & Burling, Dentons, Latham & Watkins and Munger, Tolles & Olson have landed roles on a deal that will return the National Football League to Los Angeles after a 21-year hiatus.

UCLA Law's Supreme Court Clinic Snagged Four Cases This Term

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 06, 2016

With the U.S. Supreme Court accepting 75 or fewer cases for review each term, competition is fierce among law firms and law school clinics for the chance to write briefs on the merits and appear before the justices.

Facebook's $20 Million Privacy Settlement Clears Appeals Court

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 06, 2016

In a dissent, Ninth Circuit Judge Carlos Bea said he would have rejected a $2 million "windfall" to nonprofit groups and given the money to class members instead.

Litigator of the Year: Brad Brian of Munger Tolles

Ginny LaRoe : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2016

Editor's Pick: Most Entertaining Court Proceeding of 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 28, 2015

If Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Green had a fan club, we at The Lit Daily would join. This hilarious hearing in a defamation suit brought by ex-American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is why.

Practice Makes Perfect in SoCal

: The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

The National Law Journal spotlights 15 law firms practicing from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and other cities in the region that demonstrate excellence in practice areas critical to the Southern California economy and legal community.

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Panel Sets Royalty Rate for Webcasters

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 16, 2015

Though the Copyright Royalty Board boosted the rate Pandora and some other companies will have to pay, it didn't go nearly as high as music providers hoped.

'Low T' Drugmakers Ordered to Produce Withheld Documents

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2015

A federal judge has ordered pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Besins Healthcare to produce documents withheld during discovery in an antitrust case involving drugs to treat low testosterone.

'Low T' Drugmakers Ordered to Produce Withheld Documents

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 14, 2015

A federal judge has ordered pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Besins Healthcare to produce documents withheld during discovery in an antitrust case involving drugs to treat low testosterone.

A Tough Sell, and the Judge Wasn't Buying

Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

American Apparel got the defamation suit filed by Dov Charney, its former CEO, tossed on an anti-SLAPP motion. It would have made for an interesting trial.

Munger Tolles Battles L.A. in Rare Pro Bono Conflicts Spat

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

The occasional disqualification fight is part of doing business for big law firms in high-stakes business litigation. For Munger, Tolles & Olson, the threat of disqualification is looming over a very different kind of case.

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

A federal judge in New Orleans in September 2014 found that Transocean Ltd.'s negligence contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Remarkably, that verdict was a resounding victory for Transocean's legal team, led by Brad Brian, a partner at Los Angeles-based Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Facebook Wins Appeal Over Social Ads

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 31, 2015

Ninth Circuit says litigants continued to use Facebook after suing Facebook, indicating consent to site's terms of service.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Meet Again

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : October 19, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon have another chance to revisit its often chilly relationship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the last five terms, the court has heard 24 appeals from Federal Circuit decisions, and affirmed only eight.

Southern California Practice Groups of the Year: Finalists

: The National Law Journal : October 09, 2015

The National Law Journal has selected these law firms in Southern California for their outstanding work since January 2014 in the areas of entertainment law, government contracts, litigation and real estate.

Court: Universities Not Liable for Campus Violence

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 07, 2015

Less than a week after the deadly shooting on an Oregon campus, a split appeals panel cleared the UC-Regents of liability in a 2009 stabbing of a UCLA student.