Colin A. Devine

Colin A. Devine

Colin A. Devine is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Mr. Devine’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Devine defends companies facing high-stakes, multidistrict litigation, mass torts and class actions across a range of industries. He has handled matters at every phase of legal disputes, from investigation and pre-litigation counseling through litigation, trial and appeal.

Mr. Devine has served as a volunteer deputy for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, first-chairing four jury trials to verdict for criminal offenses including driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vandalism.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Devine served as a law clerk for Judge Sandra S. Ikuta in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Devine graduated first in his class from UCLA School of Law. During law school, Mr. Devine served as articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, as well as being named a Michael T. Masin Scholar and Lawrence E. Irell Scholar. Mr. Devine received a B.A. with honors in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Experience

Key Representations:

  • Plains All American Pipeline in multiple civil lawsuits arising from the release of crude oil from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, including two class action lawsuits in the Central District of California.
  • Plains All American Pipeline in a four-month criminal trial arising from a 46-count indictment following the Refugio Beach oil release, including defeating hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal restitution claims.
  • Oaktree Capital Management in a breach of fiduciary duty action in the Delaware Court of Chancery regarding the proceeds of one of Oaktree’s most successful private equity funds. 
  • Clyde & Co. in extracting the UK law firm from a $330 million 1MDB government forfeiture case involving an arbitral award, which the U.S. Department of Justice alleged was connected to a fraudulent joint venture between 1MDB and PetroSaudi.
  • An individual founder of ROAR LLC, in a four-week trial of dissociation and breach of fiduciary duty claims resulting in a defense judgment.
  • A major utility company in a criminal investigation into damage to and clean-up of an environmentally sensitive area.
  • A large public university in a Title IX investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the coach of a major sports team.
  • A major retailer in multiple investigations into allegations of misconduct against a C-suite executive.