Lawdragon has recognized 18 Munger, Tolles & Olson partners on its 500 Leading Litigators in America list.
The inaugural list honors attorneys who excel at representing corporations in litigation ranging across various practice areas, including antitrust, appellate, mass tort, white collar, intellectual property and patents, among others.
Lawdragon recognized Name Partner Ronald Olson, Greg Stone, Firm Chair Brad Brian, John Spiegel, Don Verrilli, Glenn Pomerantz, Ted Dane, Stuart Senator, Co-Managing Partner Malcolm Heinicke, Rohit Singla, Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke, Co-Managing Partner Hailyn Chen, Bethany Kristovich, Laura Smolowe, Kyle Mach, Elaine Goldenberg, Craig Jennings Lavoie and Jennifer Bryant.
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About the Lawyers Recognized
Ronald Olson: A name partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mr. Olson’s practice involves a combination of litigation and corporate counseling. He counsels individual executives and boards of directors in a range of matters, including transactions, corporate governance and executive compensation.
Greg Stone: Mr. Stone is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is recognized for his trials skills, particularly in patent, antitrust and unfair competition cases. He also defends and tries class actions involving product liability, toxic tort and antitrust claims.
Brad Brian: Mr. Brian is a national trial lawyer and chair of Munger, Tolles & Olson. A complex civil and criminal litigator, Mr. Brian is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and most recently was inducted to the Lawdragon 2022 Hall of Fame.
John Spiegel: Mr. Spiegel is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and combines a general trial practice with extensive experience in securities and shareholder litigation, internal and governmental investigations, corporate governance and related matters.
Don Verrilli: Formerly the solicitor general of the United States, Mr. Verrilli is one of the nation’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates. He has handled numerous high profile cases in the United States Supreme Court involving civil rights, women’s rights, antitrust, copyright, telecommunications, the environment, the First Amendment, the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and the separation of powers among other matters.
Glenn Pomerantz: Mr. Pomerantz provides antitrust counseling to private companies in numerous industries and is one of the few private lawyers who has been asked by the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous state attorney generals to serve as lead trial counsel for the government in high-profile merger challenges.
Ted Dane: Mr. Dane focuses his practice on intellectual property and antitrust disputes in high technology industries, including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices, computer hardware and software, wireless networking technology and telecommunications technology among others.
Stuart Senator: Mr. Senator’s practice focuses on complex business litigation in trial and appellate courts, and investigations led by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. He represents companies in matters involving antitrust, unfair competition, legal malpractice/malicious prosecution and law firm ethics and conflicts of interest.
Malcolm Heinicke: Mr. Heinicke is co-managing partner of MTO and focuses his practice on employment and complex commercial litigation, particularly in class and collective actions and employee mobility matters.
Rohit Singla: Mr. Singla focuses his practice on antitrust, intellectual property and complex employment disputes in high technology industries. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including software, entertainment, videogames, on-demand services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke: Ms. Luedtke is a litigation partner and focuses her practice on complex business litigation with a particular emphasis on intellectual property matters, including trade secrets and employee mobility.
Hailyn Chen: Ms. Chen is co-managing partner of MTO and focuses her practice on complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense and investigations and frequently represents higher education institutions in a range of litigation matters and investigations.
Bethany Kristovich: Ms. Kristovich’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis in high-stakes trials, including in the consumer protection, product defect and personal injury contexts, and professional liability disputes.
Laura Smolowe: Ms. Smolowe’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trials and arbitrations, as well as counseling clients through their most challenging legal issues — including but not limited to trade secrets, privacy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
Kyle Mach: Mr. Mach focuses his practice on complex antitrust matters and has extensive experience litigating high-profile matters and jury trials throughout the United States. He is also often called upon for antitrust counseling and advice concerning regulatory inquiries and business transactions.
Elaine Goldenberg: Previously an attorney in the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General, Ms. Goldenberg focuses her practice on appeals and complex litigation, representing a spectrum of clients in high-stakes appellate litigation across the country.
Craig Jennings Lavoie: Mr. Lavoie is a trial lawyer and litigation partner. He is best known for his role as trial counsel for Vanessa Bryant in her landmark civil rights victory against the LA County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments.
Jennifer Bryant: Ms. Bryant focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on trade secret, copyright and privacy issues. She has experience litigating cases at all stages from providing pre-suit counseling to writing dispositive motions to examining witnesses at trial.