Munger Tolles and Olson

355 South Grand Avenue
35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
Phone: (213) 683-9100
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About the Firm

Established in 1962, Munger Tolles and Olson LLP is an eminent law firm that was set up with the mission of providing legal services of the highest quality through innovation and creative approach. The firm is now established as one of the leading law offices in the country. It has been recognized for its unparalleled legal services and counsel by various renowned listings including the American Lawyer’s 2011 A-List. The firm is well known for its defense of corporations in civil law suits and individuals in criminal trials and investigations. It has been described by the American Lawyer as an army of trial lawyers capable of waging war. Chambers and Partners have recognized it is as a litigation powerhouse. Its special areas of expertise include corporate, tax, real estate, and labor and employment law.

Pro bono work by Munger Tolles and Olson LLP deserves appreciation as the firm serves the community with A grade legal services. The attorneys at this office take this responsibility seriously; it is a charter signatory to the American Bar Association’s pro bono challenge. The firm is one of the select groups of firms to get the ABA’s coveted Pro Bono Public Award. Its pro bono activities are diverse and encompass scores of areas of law to make legal advice within the reach of all.

Munger Tolles and Olson LLP supports diversity. This is why it always gives importance to minorities and makes sure they partner with it to offer the most powerful counsel and presentation to clients. The firm recruits and retains minorities, women, and other attorneys who perk up its diversity in the best possible manner. The profound experience, the depth of knowledge of its attorneys and commitment to diversity has made Munger Tolles and Olson LLP one of the most widely trusted law offices in the country. 

Munger Tolles and Olson is a law firm based in California. The firm is abbreviated “MTO” and has its offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Established in 1962 by Charles Munger, the firm has since developed into a strong institution that provides expertise in scores of legal issues. The headquarters of Munger Tolles and Olson are in Los Angeles,where the majority of their 170 lawyers reside. Some of the most notable attorneys that the firm has include, Jeff Bleich – Special Counsel to President Barack Obama/Ambassador – Designate to Australia, Robert Denham – Past CEO at Salomon Brothers and currently the chairman of MacArthur Foundation, and Ronald Olson – Director of Berkshire Hathaway. He is also named California’s Most Influential lawyer by the prestigious California Law Business.
Munger, Tolles and Olsen LLP has had many high profile cases over the past 50 years, and are regarded as the “litigation powerhouse” by Chambers and Partners. The firm is known more to work with organizations and business tycoons, therefore, making them specialists of the corporate law in the United States and internationally. Some of the clients they have had in the past include, Yahoo!, Merrill Lynch, Michael Ovitz, The Getty Trust, The Philippines, Southern California Edison, Walt Disney, and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
The American Lawyer A-List ranked Munger Tolles and Olson as the top law firm in the United States in 2008. This was based on the pro bono practice, financial position, diversity at workplace and associate satisfaction. They again received the first position in 2009 and 2010, after finally going to the second spot last year. One of the main reasons to their substantial success is that they hire only the very best graduates from top law schools and offer promotions within the firm instead of having new hires for vacant posts. This idea of training within the premises has helped the firm develop a strong team of legal experts. At the moment, 18 of the attorneys at the firm have had the experience of clerking for the Supreme Court of the United States.  


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Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax