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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

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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 : 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.

The Keys to Midlevels Satisfaction

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Our Midlevel Associates Survey documents the surprising role that law schools play in job satisfaction, as well as sharp differences by gender, race and sexual orientation.

Burger King, Tim Hortons Feed on Inversion Frenzy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

The two fast-food chains have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters up to Canada in the latest controversial tax inversion. Advising on the deal are Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Weiss, Wachtell and Munger Tolles, along with Canadian firms Davies Ward and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.

Banks Lose Last-Ditch Bid to Block NCUA Claims as Time-Barred

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

The Tenth Circuit ruled once again that the National Credit Union Administration didn't wait too long to sue big banks that sold billions of dollars in ill-fated mortgage-backed securities to federally chartered credit unions.

Court Seats Filling Up

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The Senate confirmed federal judges at a faster rate in the past five months than at any time during President Barack Obama's administration — significantly reducing the number of vacancies on the nation's courts.

Student Athletes Score in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

Top college football and basketball players must be paid the full cost of their education, plus up to $5,000 a year in broadcast and video game licensing, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California ruled Friday.

Wilken Sides With Athletes in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ordered the National Collegiate Athletic Association to increase men's football and basketball scholarships and permit schools to pay athletes up to $5,000 in licensing revenue.

Koh Rejects $324 Million No-Poach Settlement, Saying It Isn't Enough

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

The judge said Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe should pay $50 million more given an earlier settlement, the strength of the plaintiffs' case and rulings in their favor.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

Judge Rejects Takeda's Tactic in Generics Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : August 04, 2014

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Medtronic/Covidien; Tyson/Hillshire; Time Inc. Spinoff; Level 3/TW Telecom; Apple/Beats

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 28, 2014

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

Munger Tolles Snags Benjamin Horwich From S.G.'s Office

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : July 23, 2014

Benjamin Horwich has left the U.S. Solicitor General's Office for a new job at the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, which praised his "extraordinary track record as a litigation strategist" in announcing the hire on July 21.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.