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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

Panel Finds for Macy's in Dispute With J.C. Penney

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Macy's three-year-long lawsuit aimed at extracting damages from its leading competitor, J.C. Penney, for tortious interference with Macy's contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia garnered a victory Thursday from a unanimous panel of the First Department.

Jones Day Scores Again for Macy's in J.C. Penney Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

Jones Day partner Theodore Grossman made good—and then some—on his big win last year for Macy's in its fight with J.C. Penney over the Martha Stewart brand.

Bank of America Inks $300M Deal to End Fontainebleau Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

After more than five years of litigation stemming from the collapse of the massive Fontainebleau casino project on the Las Vegas strip, Bank of America Corp. and a group of term lenders decided to pick up their chips and walk away.

Ninth Circuit Agrees to Revisit Ruling in Model Rape Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 24, 2015

A three-judge panel said it would reconsider its decision finding a website owner potentially liable for an attack on one of its users.

Latham, Munger Lead on Latest NFL Stadium Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

The National Football League left Los Angeles in 1995, but if the league's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have their way, the two franchises will play in a new $1.7 billion stadium just south of the city's downtown in Carson, California. The privately financed project, announced by both teams Friday, has led to roles for at least two Am Law 100 firms.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

After Staying Out of Fray in '13, GAWL Plans to Back Gay Marriage

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : February 19, 2015

Two years after its attempt to avoid controversy over gay marriage backfired, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers has tentatively agreed to sign onto a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex couples to marry.

LinkedIn Near Deal to End Privacy Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

Lawyers for the social-networking site say they have reached a tentative settlement in a suit over the company's use of members' names and profile photos in marketing emails.

Munger Sees More Growth in Revenue, Profits

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 02, 2015

Boosted by big deals and high-stakes litigation, the 190-lawyer firm recorded $266 million in gross revenue in 2014.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Handset Makers Mostly Off the Hook in Carrier IQ Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Judge Edward Chen tossed most of the claims against manufacturers who'd installed tracking software on mobile phones.

Tech Giants Settle 'No-Poach' Class Action—Again

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 13, 2015

New deal responds to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's ruling in August that a $324.5 million deal was too low.

High Court Rejects Appeal Over Agency's Deadline to Sue Banks

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider whether the National Credit Union Administration waited too long to sue over billions of dollars in allegedly shoddy securities. But questions underlying the banks' challenge still may not be fully resolved.

Apple Seeks Refuge From Antitrust Suit in AT&T's ADR Clause

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2015

Ninth Circuit case tests popular plaintiffs strategy of focusing litigation away from telecom carriers to avoid arbitration.

Seven Partners and 25 Associates Quit Irell to Launch Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 06, 2015

John Hueston and Brian Hennigan say their new firm will focus on big-ticket business and white-collar litigation.

These Newly Elected Members of Congress Come With Law Degrees

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

At the start of the 114th Congress on Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol will be a little less lawyerly. But not by much. Members of Congress holding J.D.s will sit in 160 of the House of Representatives' 435 seats and 53 of the Senate's 100.

The Year's Most Interesting Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2014

Changing technology sparked a range of memorable lawsuits—but so did some timeless (and thorny) legal issues.

Facebook Fends Off Appeal in Ad Click Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 29, 2014

A Ninth Circuit panel agreed with the company's lawyers at Munger Tolles that plaintiffs hadn't presented a way to separate valid and invalid clicks.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 15, 2014

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

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Facebook, Google Fight to Hold Ad-Click Suits at Bay

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 09, 2014

Arguing before the Ninth Circuit Tuesday in similar cases, lawyers for the companies defended district court rulings that denied class certification.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

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.