Elissa A. Walter

Elissa A. Walter

Elissa Walter is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Walter clerked for the Honorable David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the Supreme Court of California, and the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Walter earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as an executive editor for Ecology Law Quarterly and co-chair of Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative. She also worked as a legal extern for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. She graduated Order of the Coif and received Berkeley Law’s Energy and Climate Change Legal Writing Award for her student note. 

Before attending law school, Ms. Walter served as a Teach for America corps member in Detroit, Michigan, where she taught eleventh- and twelfth-grade biology, earth science, and physics. She received her M.A. in educational studies from the University of Michigan and received her B.A. in biology and philosophy from Carleton College.


  • Flow or Oscillate? The Mismatch between the Language Judges and Attorneys Use to Describe Electricity and the Actual Behavior of Electricity on the Grid, 44 Ecology Law Quarterly 343 (2017)