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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

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.

Shareholder Settlement OK'd in HP's Abortive Mobile Plan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

A federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., on Monday approved a $57 million class action settlement for shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. who sued after the company halted plans for a mobile operating system.

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigator of the Week: Brad Brian of Munger, Tolles & Olson

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 11, 2014

As the owner of the oil rig whose explosion fouled the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Transocean has always been a key defendant in litigation over the Gulf spill. But thanks in part to Brian, BP is still stuck with most of the tab.

Minority-Owned Litigation Boutique Opens in Los Angeles

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2014

A new litigation boutique called Huang Ybarra Singer & May has been launched in downtown Los Angeles.

Blasting Koh, Defense Asks Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Tech Giants Ask Ninth Circuit to Restore 'No-Poach' Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh "committed clear legal error" by spurning the $324.5 million settlement, argue lawyers for four technology companies.

Supreme Court Contenders

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.