James R. Salzmann

James R. Salzmann

James Salzmann is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. 

His practice focuses on professional liability, government investigations, and complex civil litigation, with recent representations including universities, law firms, and museums and cultural institutions.

Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Salzmann practiced at an international law firm and clerked for Judge John A. Kronstadt of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Salzmann has also worked as an executive at leading auction houses in the United Kingdom and the United States, and he was a director of an international fine art advisory group. In 2012, he co-authored Corporate Art Collections: A Handbook (Lund Humphries).

Mr. Salzmann earned his J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Southern California Law Review. Additionally, he holds an M.A. with distinction in fine and decorative arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London; and an A.B. magna cum laude in history and literature from Harvard University.

Mr. Salzmann serves on the board of trustees of the Children’s Center at Caltech.