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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 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 $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

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.

Apple Wins Round Against Ericsson in Patent Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

U.S. District Judge James Donato denied Ericsson's motion to dismiss a suit over LTE standard-essential patents.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Judge Rejects Disney Defenses in 'Frozen' Copyright Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said a jury should decide whether Disney animators had access to the plaintiff's short film.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

White-Collar Defender Leaves K&L Gates for Rosen Bien

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

Jeffrey Bornstein, who is repping PG&E executives in connection with the San Bruno explosion, will be the boutique firm's first white-collar partner.

Ninth Circuit Takes Fresh Look at 'Model Mayhem' Rape Case

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : April 09, 2015

The three-judge panel didn't sound ready to abandon its previous conclusion that the web site publisher isn't entitled to immunity.

Judge Turns Up Heat on Disney in 'Frozen' Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 09, 2015

The company could face trial on a Mill Valley animator's claim that she created the scene shown in a trailer for the hit movie.

After Making New Law, Glaxo Fight May Head to New Court

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 08, 2015

At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Claudia Wilken seemed likely to transfer the dispute over HIV drug pricing, which has already been tried once, to either Illlinois or North Carolina.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

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

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.