Practice

Litigation

A Firm at the Forefront of Broader Conversations

Our work not only mirrors, but helps guide larger conversations about the world around us: “#MeToo,” the “gig economy” and the effects of climate change, to name a few, inform the issues at the center of the matters we’re handling in some of the most high-profile cases running in the country right now. We are entrusted with disputes of significant value and sensitivity, and our reputation for quality and legal skill is unsurpassed. 

An unwavering focus on understanding what is at stake for our clients – often while navigating extraordinary circumstances – sets us apart. We help guide clients through both the court system and the court of public opinion, and we pride ourselves on learning how our clients’ businesses operate. This allows us to bring exceptional judgment and creativity to solving problems as they arise while also suggesting preventative action and predicting client and community impact. 

With an established reputation as a litigation powerhouse, Munger, Tolles & Olson and its attorneys are widely known as creative problem solvers and fearsome trial opponents, consistently recognized for setting the highest standard of excellence and connecting with juries and judges at trial.
 

Clients

We’ve built our reputation by focusing on “bet-the-company” litigation, emphasizing non-standard, non-precedent matters on behalf of household name clients, including:

  • A&E Networks
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Air Lease Corporation
  • Amazon Studios, Amazon Content Services LLC
  • Amgen Inc.
  • Andre Young, Jimmy Iovine, Paul Wachter
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Disney
  • DoubleLine Capital
  • Edison International
  • ESPN
  • Evan Goldberg
  • Facebook/Meta
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Fox Corporation
  • Google LLC and YouTube
  • Granite Construction
  • Hulu
  • Immunex Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • LA Clippers
  • Lucasfilm
  • Lyft
  • Marvel Studios
  • Mattel
  • McDonald’s
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MGM
  • Motion Picture Association, Inc.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NBCUniversal   
  • Netflix 
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Plains All American Pipeline
  • PNC Bank N.A. and BBVA USA
  • Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
  • See’s Candies
  • Snap Inc.
  • Sony Pictures
  • Southern California Edison
  • Square
  • Tesla, Inc.      
  • Universal Music Group
  • University of California
  • WarnerMedia, Warner Bros.
  • Wells Fargo

Experience

A sample of the firm’s recent litigation and trial work includes representing:

  • Facebook in class action lawsuit concerning user location information, earning the firm a feature in the Daily Journal’s Verdicts & Settlements series.
  • Intel and its officers and directors in obtaining dismissal of securities and derivative litigation arising from the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities affecting most computer processors made in the last 20 years.
  • The LA Clippers in numerous legal obstacles in developing their new arena, which ended with . a settlement that became final on May 1, 2020, when Steve Ballmer bought The Forum.
  • Lyft, Inc. in appeals in the First, Second and Ninth Circuits involving the scope of the transportation-worker exception to the Federal Arbitration Act.
  • MGM in litigation arising from the deadliest mass shooting in recent history.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric in numerous matters related to wildfires in California, including a multi-billion dollar case that was set for trial in San Francisco in January 2020 – which settled two weeks before trial.
  • Rent-A-Center in obtaining judgment after expedited trial in Delaware Court of Chancery in February 2019 holding a merger termination valid and resulting in payment to our client of a $92.5 million termination fee.
  • See’s Candies in a precedent-setting appellate victory for See’s Candies before the California Court of Appeal in a case alleging See’s denied workers a second meal break during long shifts.
  • Snap in a victory before the Georgia Court of Appeals affirming the trial court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging that the Snapchat speedometer filter caused an automobile accident.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives in successfully convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) as unconstitutional.
  • Wells Fargo before the Ninth Circuit court, which upheld a $142 million settlement between Wells Fargo and a class of customers who were charged fees related to unauthorized accounts.

News

The American Lawyer Recognized Munger, Tolles & Olson As a Finalist For Its Litigation Department of the Year Accolade

The American Lawyer Recognized Munger, Tolles & Olson As a Finalist For Its Litigation Department of the Year Accolade

In “When Disaster Strikes, Munger Tolles’ Litigators Come to Clients’ Rescue,” published Sunday, The American Lawyer described the firm’s deep expertise...
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Munger, Tolles & Olson Named Finalist in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year

Munger, Tolles & Olson Named Finalist in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year

The American Lawyer announced Thursday that Munger, Tolles & Olson is among the seven finalists for its annual Litigation Department of the Year accolade...
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Brad Brian Discuss Virtues of the Firm’s One-to-One Partner-to-Associate Ratio with The AmLaw Litigation Daily

Brad Brian Discuss Virtues of the Firm’s One-to-One Partner-to-Associate Ratio with The AmLaw Litigation Daily

Munger, Tolles & Olson Chair and renowned trial attorney Brad D. Brian was interviewed by The AmLaw Litigation Daily for its “Litigation Leaders” series...
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