The Essentials

  • Munger, Tolles & Olson is a nationwide firm with 200 lawyers in three offices – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
  • Our national practice guides clients in jurisdictions around the country.
  • Our low-leverage environment gives attorneys the opportunity to make an impact from the day they start.
  • Attorneys can build their own workload by matching interests to the firm’s active matters.
  • We don’t require attorneys to select a practice specialty.
  • Every attorney is treated like an owner of the business.

Put simply, we handle among the most fascinating, complex cases of any law firm in the country. Solving clients’ most intractable problems is what we have built our reputation on and it’s what we like doing best. For our lawyers, this means often being at the forefront of new areas of the law – from navigating new royalty and copyright challenges in the recording industry to litigating privacy issues on behalf of social media companies to untangling the fallout from the mortgage crisis. Here are some of our clients:

  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Edison International
  • Intel
  • LinkedIn
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Universal Music Group
  • Warner Bros.
  • Wells Fargo
  • Verizon


  • Consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including seven years in the top spot, most recently in 2020.
  • Recognized by The Recorder as a top litigation practice in California – two years in a row.
  • Selected by California State Bar for its law firm Diversity Award in 2014.
  • Named by Yale Law Women as a Top Ten Family Friendly Firm.
  • Attained Mansfield Certification Plus status, the highest level of certification available, for the third consecutive year.
  • Consistently earns a perfect score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index – six years in a row.
Meet Our Lawyers

Meet Our Lawyers

Meet some of our lawyers and learn about their experiences at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.